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False Reef tand With Mbuna/Haps/Peacocks

by Richard Pham from Santa Ana / USA
In the hobby since 1980.

Description

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


Decoration

  • Gravel:
  • Plants:


Technics

  • Light:
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration:


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hoi chung » posted 2007/11/22 10:50 pm  
great decor...looks like a marine tank
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/25 09:21 pm

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Mbuna

by Richard Pham from Santa Ana / USA
In the hobby since 1980.

Description

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

    This is a 40 Gallon DIY Styro/concrete background. All equipment is behind the background so no wires or lift tubes are seen.

Decoration

  • Gravel: I used quickcrete playsand
  • Plants: All fake plants.


Technics

  • Light: Flourescent bulbs
  • Light-Duration: Only when I view them
  • Filtration: Emperor 400 box filter and Power head.


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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/22 08:35 am
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/25 09:22 pm
hamid baran » posted 2007/11/27 02:18 pm
Very nice Setup. NICE Background
THE chuck » posted 2007/12/06 06:45 pm
amazing set-up , 10 smiles for the natural look
***kylie *** » posted 2007/12/26 11:18 pm
love the tank..i am trying to get ideas for my new tank and you have given me insperation...
robert johnson » posted 2007/12/26 11:27 pm
so it worked out better then u expected i see richard how is your water goin with the foam back in the forum someone said the foam makes ph hard to stablise
and was it easy to carve the foam?
Pete WATERDOG » posted 2009/02/19 08:32 pm  
ROBERT THERE ARE VIDEOS THAT SHOWS YOU HOW TO MAKE IT. LOOK IT UP [YOUTUBE ].

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55 Updated

by Alex Jackson from / USA
In the hobby since 2006.

Description

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


Decoration

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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/21 10:21 pm
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/21 10:21 pm
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/25 09:22 pm
Matt Bemish » posted 2008/08/24 10:30 pm
very very nice love this tank

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boyz from the lake

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

    this is my 55 gallon green cishilds house/ you'll love it. I LOVE IT!

Decoration

  • Gravel: no gravel
  • Plants: well selected fake plants

    lots of drift woods

Technics

  • Light: two lights on 12-14 hrs a day
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration: cannister and bio wheel

    heater

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karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/22 12:10 am

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New set up

by Aaron B from THE COUVE / USA
In the hobby since 2000.

Description

  • Category: American
  • Tank size: 72x18x22 inches = 123 gallons
  • Tank size: 182x45x55 cm = 465 liters

    New 125 I've been working on. Still needs doors and the lid needs to be redone but I'll do that as soon as I get the time.

Decoration

  • Gravel: White silica sand
  • Plants: Fake, severums tear live plants apart.

    Wood that I gathered and soaked.

Technics

  • Light: 1) 48" Coral Reef full spectrum light
    1) 48" Coral Reef high intensity actinic light
  • Light-Duration: 12 hours
  • Filtration: 1) Emporer 400
    1) Penguin 150
    I will need to increase this quite a bit.


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Brett Brandie » posted 2007/11/21 08:25 pm
Looks nice
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/21 10:23 pm
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/22 12:11 am
David Forrest » posted 2007/11/22 12:41 pm  
Man i love the stand did you make it?
kyle jackson » posted 2007/11/22 12:45 pm
Aaron B » posted 2007/11/22 12:46 pm  
Thanks David, yes I did make it. I still need to do a few things on it. The lid is warped and it needs doors.
kyle jackson » posted 2007/11/22 12:50 pm
did you wind up having to brace the floor?
Aaron B » posted 2007/11/22 01:00 pm  
No, I called a friend of mine who is a general contractor. He helped me with my house when I moved in. (I had to replace the sub floor in a few places) so he was pretty familiar with the construction of my house. He said that the 2x6 tongue in grove floor with plywood sub flooring is "stong as hell". He said not to worry about it as long as there is a 4x4 right undernieth the tank which there is.
kyle jackson » posted 2007/11/22 01:07 pm  
thats cool, less work gettn it up then. just checkn cuz most people with raised homes dont even think to check if floor is stronge enough. tanks lookn good, gunna be awsome when finished.
Aaron B » posted 2007/11/22 01:10 pm  
Thanks Kyle. I almost didn't think of it either but once I brought the stand in the house and saw how big it was I started to worry a bit.
G. kim » posted 2007/11/25 12:00 am
COOL 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.
John Young » posted 2007/11/25 12:09 am
Nice Tank!

G.Kim,are you planning on buying a stand or building one?As long as the tank is 180gal or under you shouldn't have any problems.(as long as the floors have no prior damage or anything)
Juan Damelines » posted 2007/11/25 12:25 am  
ohh good to hear that John never check for the floor nor even worrie

so u say 180 and under!!

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New 55 ( American)

by Marc Draper from Reading / GBR
In the hobby since 2000.

Description

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

    This is my new 55 gallon tank, its been set up for around a month now!!! In here at the moment I have:
    2 x Juvie T Bars
    1 x Blue Acara
    1 x Convict
    1 x Juvie Black Calvus
    1 x Plec

    Also as mentioned in last pic, I plan to move my Rainbows into here, If I could flippin catch em!!!!!

Decoration

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  • Plants:


Technics

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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/21 08:42 am
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/22 12:11 am

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My new toy in today

by michael coleman from Port Richey / USA
In the hobby since 2005.

Description

  • Category: American
  • Tank size: 72x18x22 inches = 123 gallons
  • Tank size: 182x45x55 cm = 465 liters

    Tjis is my new South American Cichlid tank.

Decoration

  • Gravel: I will be using crushed coral for bottom.
  • Plants: Would like to find some plants to grow that Cicjlids won't eat!!! Any Suggestions???? HELP here!!!

    I purchased alot of different slate rock. Been chipping away at the big pieces into slivers and will have this spread throughout the tank.

Technics

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William W » posted 2007/11/20 11:37 pm
grats, nice stand and canopy. I wish I could stay in one place long enough to have one that size
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/21 05:31 am
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/11/21 12:07 pm
Cool, Michael. Your fish will be happy.
Chris Miller » posted 2007/11/21 01:29 pm
That sump and all would make a sweet salt tank.
Brett Brandie » posted 2007/11/21 08:27 pm
What are you planning on putting in there
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/22 12:11 am
martin odea » posted 2007/11/22 06:35 am

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Petrified Paradise

by William W from / USA
In the hobby since 2006.

Description

  • Category: Lake Malawi
  • Tank size: 48x21x12 inches = 52 gallons
  • Tank size: 121x53x30 cm = 196 liters


Decoration

  • Gravel: aragonite sand
  • Plants:

    100 lbs of petrified California redwood, stacked and siliconed

Technics

  • Light: whatever came with it from walmart
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration: Fluval 405 and Penguin biowheel


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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/21 05:30 am

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60 gallon re-set up

Description

  • Category: American
  • Tank size: 48x16x18 inches = 59 gallons
  • Tank size: 121x40x45 cm = 223 liters

    Re-set up.

Decoration

  • Gravel: A coarse sand mixture of river or lake substrate.
  • Plants: Custom made plants from a craft store. Cut leafs and grass strands and zip tied them together and siliconed to the bottom of the tank.

    Custom made background reused.

Technics

  • Light: 1 florescent
  • Light-Duration: 9 hours
  • Filtration: Two Aquaclear 500's


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Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/06/22 08:01 pm  
Have a good weekend!
Chris Shirrel » posted 2007/06/23 11:19 am
karrie edwards » posted 2007/06/23 09:04 pm
John Young » posted 2007/06/24 09:07 pm
James Taylor » posted 2007/07/11 08:48 pm
Nathan has the blue lobster eaten any of your fish?
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/08/16 02:19 pm  
no
Chuck Blair » posted 2007/08/17 09:22 pm
THE chuck » posted 2007/08/18 07:36 am
kyle jackson » posted 2007/09/27 03:21 pm
yea bud that back ground looks outstanding for home made. man and my devil loves those maro snacks to. j/k bout the snacks, do like the back ground alot tho.
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/09/27 03:32 pm  
Thanks.
kyle jackson » posted 2007/09/27 03:36 pm  
nathan what did you use to glue the rocks to the back ground?
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/09/27 04:00 pm  
Those are definately nice but I wanted to do something simple. All you need to do is get some plexy glass to fit, (which is the most expensive part and I had to cut in half to fit into the aquarium), some fiberglass resin or Poly resin. (You could get epoxy but it's expensive)and Silicone. Silicone the big rocks on and let dry. Brush on some resin to the other areas and drop the finer grain substrate onto the wet resin and let dry. If the substrate falls off easy then you can brush a coat of resin to permanently hold it in place. Let dry for a few days until the smell is barely detectible. Make sure you mix the resin correcty as well. Besides that. Your done! It's easy. Resin is messy though, be warned.
Roger Hopper (m) » posted 2007/09/27 04:07 pm
I am going to have to try this..lol
Rob Ducat » posted 2007/09/27 04:08 pm
So all in all how long did it take you to put together?
kyle jackson » posted 2007/09/27 04:15 pm
thanx nathan, that sounds easy enough. might have to try this also.
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/09/27 04:19 pm  
Styrofoam backgrounds I meant.
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/09/27 04:31 pm  
Boy, The tank and background... I would say because of dry time, a week if you can dedicate yourself to it, probably two. And use thin coats of resin and brush on. I poored it in a spot and it was way to much You also have to work fast! The resin dries pretty quick.
Lori Kaspar » posted 2007/09/29 12:33 pm
Very creative use of rock and plants. I used some craft store plants and attached them to some Duplo blocks (turned upside down to hold gravel). I heated up the tip of my ice pick on the stove and poked holes through the Duplo blocks.
Mike Schep » posted 2007/09/29 01:33 pm
Joseph Avila » posted 2007/10/18 03:06 am
very nice Nathan
Russell Geer » posted 2007/10/19 12:01 pm
Lovely tank. Nice fish too.
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/10/19 12:56 pm  
Thanks.
Joseph G » posted 2007/10/25 09:59 pm
Is that INSIDE the tank? or outside?
Joseph G » posted 2007/10/25 10:05 pm
nvm.. sorry
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/04 10:13 am
Brett Brandie » posted 2007/11/20 08:03 pm
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/20 09:01 pm
Like the way you did the plants nathan
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2007/11/21 12:02 pm  
Thanks, The plants were from a craft store and siliconed to the bottom so they aren't moved and making you mad. :o)
Roger Hopper (m) » posted 2007/11/21 12:21 pm
nice..

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36 GALLON BOW FRONT

by Denise Cruz from Palm Coast / USA
In the hobby since about 2 years.

Description

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


Decoration

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Technics

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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/20 09:52 am

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