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Looks great, however I would split the rocks into two piles at each end and leave some open sand in the middle, otherwise one male may claim and dominate the whole lot....

Is it a 4ft or 5ft tank?
 

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5 foot... (1.5 meter)
125G :)

I just bought the same one, but a little less deep, and a little less high... It's a 90 gallon, but has the same width as the one above here... it's 150 cm * 40 cm * 60 cm.

(5 foot * 16 inch * 24 inch if my calculations are correct :) )

This very tank has been completely redisigned, and houses a colony of fronts now... I have got the rocks however, and I'd like to use them in the 90 gallon I'm setting up...

also: would you go very high with the rocks for trophs? or rather, keep them low, with some space left on top of them?

Grtz,
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You dont need to go any higher than you have in the tank pictures, as long as they are distinct seperate piles with at least a foot or so between them IME....90g 5ft will make a great size tank for your trophs....you may even be able to get a third smaller pile of rocks in for another sub-dominant male as well. :thumb:
 

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how many would you put in? I've got 9 juvie dubs now... I'm planning on getting a lot more... only question is, how many more?

would you add syno's to do some bottom scavenging? pl*co's?
 

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I would definately go for at least 20 in total....as for Synos, if you are interested in some young surviving from breeding later on I wouldnt, but would be fine until then. I have a few bristlenose in with mine and apart from wrestling over algae wafers they ignore each other completely. :)
 

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I would not keep Fronts with Trophs.

I think the tank looks great, you could seperate the rocks into two piles and probably have better luck in the future with agression and breeding.

I do have a number of tanks with one long continous pile like that, and have not had that many issues.

You have lots of options...

Really nice tank.
 

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Hey geoff,
like I said: think away all of the fish :)

;)

I'm just gonna use the same type of sand, and the same rocks... the tank I'm gonna setup for the trophs is an empty one right now ;)
 

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oopps I cannot read... :lol: my eyes are melting. 8)

I still say the tank is fine just like that. If you got problems, re-arrange the rocks into 2 seperate piles.

Then if that does not work, try three piles, with the center one the highest to knock down line of site across the tank.

Which variant are you planning to keep?
 

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I've got 9 dubs growing out in a 40G now. So I think I'm gonna get me +/- 20 more dubs... other option is another colony... but I've read that that doesn't always work
 
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