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My new 230

by Fry Guy from / CAN
In the hobby since June/July 2005.

Description

  • Category: American
  • Tank size: 72x24x30 inches = 224 gallons
  • Tank size: 182x60x76 cm = 847 liters

    custom 230 center overfow with dual return running a70 gallon sump,custom made stand and canopy black stained wood

Decoration

  • Gravel: white and black rock mixture with sand
  • Plants: all plastic but ocasional real plants for feed and fun (when they destroy them)

    bogwood and various types of larger rock for houseing wisper air pump with bubblewall

Technics

  • Light: 2 three foot T5 actnic lights and a24inch nightlight
  • Light-Duration: 14h on 10off with night lighting on timers
  • Filtration: 70 gallon sump tank center overflow with dual return powered by AquaMedic OR6500


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Jeff Alderman » posted 2007/03/09 05:11 am
WOW, looks amazing...good job.
mike good » posted 2007/03/09 07:51 am
nice tank but only a 55 or maybe 75 if it's deeper than a foot. But dimensions are all wrong, only 4 foot. 72 inches is 6 feet.
Chris Richardson » posted 2007/03/09 07:51 am
kyle jackson » posted 2007/03/09 08:25 am
Anthony Luu » posted 2007/03/09 12:19 pm
Very nice tank. But it doesn't look like 6 foot, is it?
THE chuck » posted 2007/03/09 12:58 pm  
fry guy: where are you in canada?
Piscatorial Pastime » posted 2007/03/09 05:36 pm
isaiah kaopua » posted 2007/03/10 02:08 am
thats awsome, wish i could find one of those
Fry Guy » posted 2007/03/10 02:38 am  
I live in MedicineHat AB. and yes tank is 72x24x30tall its as wide as my couch sump tank measurements my bad its a 55gallon tank
Fry Guy » posted 2007/03/10 02:39 am  
Do you live in Canada Pisc.P
Connor Leathermen » posted 2007/03/10 09:59 pm
good job
Connor Leathermen » posted 2007/03/10 09:59 pm
good job
Brandon Compton » posted 2007/03/11 05:14 am  
I'm sorry i dont know this but what is a sump? by custom do you mean you built it or had it built, if you did how i can i also build one? or if ordered how much could i expect to pay for one?
karrie edwards » posted 2007/03/13 05:09 am
ERIN OGLESBY » posted 2007/03/13 12:55 pm
Julia Greene » posted 2007/06/30 05:38 pm
Julia Greene » posted 2007/06/30 05:39 pm
Take a look at Julia's 125 Gallon....The Beginning Tank....That is 6ft. long lol
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/27 08:47 am
Aaron B » posted 2007/11/28 01:02 am
Keep an eye on that Festea. I would think eventually you'll be down to one fish in that tank ;)

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Tank 2

by Bobby Britton from pensacola / USA
In the hobby since 2006.

Description

  • Category: Lake Malawi
  • Tank size: 10x12x20 inches = 10 gallons
  • Tank size: 25x30x50 cm = 37 liters


Decoration

  • Gravel: rocks, flat rocks stacked, and gravel
  • Plants: one dwarf hair grass

    fake plants

Technics

  • Light: blue 25 watts
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration: 10-15 gallon filter


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Jerry Goebert » posted 2007/11/26 01:32 pm
What fish ? or is this a fry tank ?
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/27 08:49 am

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asst. afican cichlids

by anthony palidora from woodlyn / USA
In the hobby since 6months ago.

Description

  • Category: African
  • Tank size: 30x12x19 inches = 29 gallons
  • Tank size: 76x30x48 cm = 109 liters

    29 gallon tank

Decoration

  • Gravel: natrual color gravel with crushed coral mixed in
  • Plants: all fake plants

    various types of rocks from my local fish store have no clue what they are the just look good

Technics

  • Light: specturm 24" bulb
  • Light-Duration: 7 hrs a day
  • Filtration: 2 aqueon 30 gallon waterfall filters and a aqua clear 50 gallon powerhead w/ a water polishing filter


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Jennifer Morford » posted 2007/10/24 09:59 am
I love your tank! I just started mine and I've seen quite a few tanks with the terracotta (sp?) flower pots in them, why do they work well with Cichlids?
anthony palidora » posted 2007/10/25 07:15 am  
b/c they are cheap and easy and they provide lots of cover. the more cover u have the less aggeessive your fish will be
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/04 10:20 am
Ron & JB Peters » posted 2007/11/25 01:10 pm
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/25 09:19 pm
Marti and Matt » posted 2007/11/26 05:55 am
Nice tank.
Jerry Goebert » posted 2007/11/26 01:30 pm
A bit small..but quite nice
hoi chung » posted 2007/11/29 08:40 am
good decor love it!!! where do u buy those pots?
karrie edwards » posted 2007/12/01 04:18 am

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55 gallon~~~~cichlid showcase

by hoi chung from elmurst / USA
In the hobby since august 2007.

Description

  • Category: American
  • Tank size: 0x0x0 inches = 0 gallons
  • Tank size: 0x0x0 cm = 0 liters

    mixture of american and african cichilds.... red devil, flower horn, jewel cichilds,fire mouth and large barb, cobalt, blue and an albino oscar.

Decoration

  • Gravel: none
  • Plants: well selected but fake plants

    lots of drift woods

Technics

  • Light: regular two light
  • Light-Duration: 10-14 hrs a day
  • Filtration: cannister and bio wheel

    partial water change weekly!!!

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Tang O' (m) » posted 2007/11/23 10:59 pm
sorry to break it to you Hoi Chung, but jewel cichlids are not american cichlids, they are african. I would like to see a full tank picture and a clearer one. I do like the other selections you have made, just be prepared for the flowerhorn to get big, along with the red devil.
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/25 10:59 am
Joe Prestara » posted 2007/11/26 01:06 am  
Why not throw in a few Baloon Mollies too.
Brett Brandie » posted 2007/11/28 01:15 pm
looks good, just one thing, I dont like the mix of the ocean background and oraments mixed in with the freshwater driftwood and plants
karrie edwards » posted 2007/12/01 04:18 am
hoi chung » posted 2007/12/13 09:55 am  
right now i have one jewl cichlid, 3 red devils, one electric blue and one more blue stripe cichlis( cant find its name) and one fire mouth and one flower horn...is this mix ok??
hoi chung » posted 2007/12/13 09:55 am  
right now i have one jewl cichlid, 3 red devils, one electric blue and one more blue stripe cichlis( cant find its name) and one fire mouth and one flower horn...is this mix ok??
w. camacho » posted 2007/12/13 10:08 am
i like the setup, but the mix is not really a good one you have an oscar...a flowerhorn...and red devils which are pretty much aggressive toward their kind and are going to be aggressive towards each other...nevermind them eating up the cichlids that are not going to grow large enough to fend for themselves.
they might be ok for now but at the end your going to have a big problem.
oh! and jewels are from the african rivers not the lakes.
hoi chung » posted 2007/12/16 12:10 am  
thank you camacho....sadly i lost my oscar he was bullied to death!!!. how long will it take for the red devils to grow big enough to kil their same size tank mates?

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Our 55 gallon mixed african tank

by Brett Brandie from Raleigh / USA
In the hobby since 1985.

Description

  • Category: African
  • Tank size: 48x12x22 inches = 54 gallons
  • Tank size: 121x30x55 cm = 204 liters

    We origionally set this tank up to make sure that all males wnt into our 125 gallon. Since then we have also purchased a 110 gallon. Other than our comps an brichardi's w have all males in all of our tanks, but this is still the wait and see tank. This tank used to have an atlantis theme to match our 110 gallon. I decided recently when I added new fish to change my theme to a more natural look.

Decoration

  • Gravel: crushed coral and riverstones
  • Plants: fancy ferns various others

    a small cabin, granite and red slate caves

Technics

  • Light: 1 4ft aqua glow
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration: aqua flow 300

    whisper air pump

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steve spates » posted 2007/08/08 09:05 pm
creative
steve spates » posted 2007/08/08 09:07 pm
tank crashed? wow!!! you must be glad that's over with? you must have kids....LOL
Brett Brandie » posted 2007/08/11 07:46 pm
no not like crashed over.....mystery problems with the water...we lost 3 out of 5 fish :0
Tully Macphee » posted 2007/09/29 10:40 pm
now thats what a tank should look like!!
Donna M » posted 2007/11/25 12:14 am
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/25 11:00 am
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/25 09:20 pm

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The Final Set up of my Malawi Mbuna Tank!

Description

  • Category: Lake Malawi
  • Tank size: 48x12x22 inches = 54 gallons
  • Tank size: 121x30x55 cm = 204 liters

    This is my Malawi Mbuna tank.
    :)
    I have worked very hard to make this tank over the last 3 weeks.

    My Fish

    1x Common pleco 5 “
    2x Clown loach(Chromobotia macracanthus)
    1x Electric blue Johannie( Melanochromis johanni) ( 1Male)
    2x Electric yellow cichlid(Labidochromis caeruleus) (2 male)
    (Maylandia)
    6x Kenyi (1 male 5 females)
    6x Zebra ( 2 cobalt blue 2 OB 2 normal

Decoration

  • Gravel: 3x25$ was the cost the kind i do not know.
  • Plants: 3x Fake plants


    24 round stones large and small
    7 Large rocks 3 normal 4 lava rocks

Technics

  • Light: 2x Aqua glow bulbs
  • Light-Duration: When ever im home (8-12 hours)
  • Filtration: Marineland
    1) C-220 Canister filter= 220 gph(NO BYPASS)
    2) 100 Penguin BioWheel= 100 gph

    Marineland
    1) Maxi-Jet 400 Powerhead=106 gph
    2) Heater

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Joe Prestara » posted 2007/11/26 01:07 am  
Good job, watch the Zebras for aggressiveness.

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oscars

by Erik Trones from Tioga / USA
In the hobby since dec 2005.

Description

  • Category: American
  • Tank size: 72x24x29 inches = 216 gallons
  • Tank size: 182x60x73 cm = 817 liters

    just my oscar tank

Decoration

  • Gravel: none
  • Plants: misc.


Technics

  • Light: 4' shop light
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration: I have magnum 350 jeboa and Ijust stuck on a swimming pool filter that pumps 1500 gals an hour.


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Tony R » posted 2007/11/24 07:24 am  
nice tank, what type of plants are in there?
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/24 08:48 am
Brett Brandie » posted 2007/11/25 03:25 pm
jamie castle » posted 2007/11/26 04:04 pm  
no substate? why? with oscars doesent the bottom look dirty all the time?
walter bello » posted 2007/11/27 09:35 pm

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hospital tank

by bob clausius from laramie WY / USA
In the hobby since life time.

Description

  • Category: African
  • Tank size: 0x0x0 inches = 0 gallons
  • Tank size: 0x0x0 cm = 0 liters

    hospital tank

Decoration

  • Gravel:
  • Plants:


Technics

  • Light:
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration:


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60 + fish and keep breeding

by bob clausius from laramie WY / USA
In the hobby since life time.

Description

  • Category: African
  • Tank size: 0x0x0 inches = 0 gallons
  • Tank size: 0x0x0 cm = 0 liters

    125 and the fish love it. I have to take out the mothers when I can because they breed like rabbits.

Decoration

  • Gravel:
  • Plants:


Technics

  • Light:
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration:


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Tony R » posted 2007/11/24 12:35 am  
seems overcrowded, Does that pleco have enough room to move around ?
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/24 08:46 am
mark kortright » posted 2007/11/24 07:39 pm
G. kim » posted 2007/11/24 11:53 pm
HEY VERY NICE TANK.
Can I ask u a question.
I'm planning to get a 125+ gallon tank and I want to put it in a room with wood floors. Wat would you recommend I put under the stand to help distribute the weight of the tank.

any help would be thankful.
Joe & Christie » posted 2007/11/25 12:02 am  
All of our tanks are in the basement so I have never had to worry about that.. A tank that size will weigh 1400 lbs..
G. kim » posted 2007/11/25 04:08 pm
thanks for info.
BTW nice tank
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/25 09:20 pm
Robert Sobsey » posted 2007/11/30 11:24 pm  
How do you 'save' new borne from canabulism?
scott peterson » posted 2007/11/30 11:59 pm
You put the female in a tank by herself before she releases the fry. if you dont have that option you can buy a net or cage that hooks on the top of your tank and put her in that.

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cichlid heaven

by mark kortright from daytona beach / USA
In the hobby since 1995.

Description

  • Category: Lake Malawi
  • Tank size: 72x24x18 inches = 134 gallons
  • Tank size: 182x60x45 cm = 507 liters

    this is my focal point in my living room this is old pic so im going to update picks soon but only difference is took out some fish its mainly a peacock and hap tank now but there are a few others in there any comments would be appreciated

Decoration

  • Gravel: pool filter sand 150lbs of it
  • Plants: a couple of plastic and a couple elephant ear bulbs

    lava rock and driftwood

Technics

  • Light: 1 48 inch flourescent twin bulb 1 is 50/50 and other is daylight bulb
  • Light-Duration: 10hrs a day
  • Filtration: wet/dri and magnum 350 cannister filter and fluval 404

    1 300watt heater

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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/24 08:47 am
Mick Karry » posted 2007/11/24 03:01 pm

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Latest comments:
Tyler Davis
01:29

Hard part is water changes, I bring water from my house
Brent Russell
05:42

those are some good looking fish you got there
Brent Russell
05:38

yeah was shatterd about the fish almost gave he hobby up and sold the tank
Curt Manary
20:09

very nice tank, bummer about your fish though
Curt Manary
20:07

very cool.
Jesse Winn
14:53

I actually bought my Sp 44s after seeing how stunning yours looked. So I go
Randy Drake
09:37

The hybrid is beautiful... However anyone ignorant to flush fish DOESNT nee