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well in an effort to get the wife into my hobby i offered to let her set up one of the 55g's i had.just thought i would share since i think its a different look then we are used to seeing,but i like it.we plan on getting more of the green/blue volcanic glass, but she wants to keep an open top swimming space.the fish are "her" fish from my big tank.mostly peacocks shes picked out from the lfs and a couple of female red zebras that are holding and a male kenyi.


 

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warn her once those mbuma get larger be perpaired for a war.. *** done it with my first tank of africans a 29 gallon 2 labs one ice blue zebra a red peacock, a sunshine and a blue neon peacock they were fine for like a month then the zebra took out the labs one day then over night while at and when i was at school i come home around 1 in the after noon everything but the zebra was dead it even killed the pleco i was like wtf i kept him alone for alomst a year and then got rid of him i started a larger peacock and hap tank with one mbuma and he gets along just fine cause he is always being kept in line by my ahli, yellow princess and venustus
 

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the mbuna are only in there because they are holding right now.then they will go back in my big tank.ultimately it will be peacocks and maybe the joanjohnsae.the kenyi may get re homed to a friend.
 

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Better than my first tank :lol:
 

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I'd think the kenyi and maybe even the red zebras would be to aggressive to be in with peacocks :-? .
I've heard about that volcanic rock, I think they call it some kind of ice? This is the first I've seen it though. It's reeeeeal pretty!
I'm glad your wife is taking an interest in your hobby. Hope she gets the fish fever or multitank syndrom too lol. One of our daughters got her dad and I our tanks. It was for both of us but I'm the one that took more to it....can we say obsession lol. Even our youngest daughter (18yrs old) watches the fish and tells me stuff they do. Funny neither of them want to help with water changes though :x .
 

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yeah I'm maintenance man here but thats ok.i keep threatening to build a tank but i think she's coming around to the 240 for the living room.today she wanted to go to the fish store so i said no prob.got 2 more joanjohnsonae's.we saw a 150g and she commented that if we get a big tank it would have to be bigger than that one :D
 

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wish i could get my wife interested, she looks and says nice but gets sick of my rambling.

your way ahead of me, i hope you both enjoy this amazing hobby!. :thumb:
 

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Same here chrome, I wish she'd get into it. If she did, though, we'd probably be better off buying a pet shop with an apartment upstairs. lol :lol:
 

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i just got more of the glass and going to rescape the tank.thanks for the replies.i'll post the tank when its done.
 

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cool beans! can't wait to see it.
 

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well heres the new rock piles.i think i may take them apart and silicone them together.we'll see how it goes.they seem stable.



and for some weird reason the rocks turn green at certain angles
 

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WOW! They've got lots of caves and hidey holes now. Good job. That rock is some amazing stuff. Have you thought about adding anything else for decoration too? Maybe some tall plastic plants or a bubble wand or something? I think lots of bubbles would look neat with that rock. Hope the wife is enjoying it too.
 

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she is.now she looks at that tank where as before she'd watch the 110.i might run the bubble wand idea past her.she didn't want plants unless they are real.and i dont like the mess and extra work they create plus the fish will eat them anyways.i have been toying with a submersible led light idea for lighting up the rock with the tank light off.kinda an internal moon light.if i do it i'll post the pics, thanks for the compliments :)
 

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i like the submersible light idea, please post pics if you do it.
 

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The submersible light sounds like it would be great. I like the look of that tank. Uh oh, I'm getting ideas running through my head.
 

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the only problem i see in the submersible light is that they don't come in white/clear.just blue green and red.not sure if the blue or green will be enough light.
 
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