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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

  • Gravel:
  • Plants:


Technics

  • Light:
  • Light-Duration:
  • Filtration:


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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

  • Light:
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  • Filtration:


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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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My brohers tank

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 2007/11/19 08:22 pm

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updated picture of my 210 gallon hap/peacock tank

by Vincent Steen from Berlin, New Jersey / USA
In the hobby since 1979.

Description

  • Category: Lake Malawi
  • Tank size: 84x24x24 inches = 209 gallons
  • Tank size: 213x60x60 cm = 791 liters

    210 gal hap/peacock tank - built into wall with DIY background.

Decoration

  • Gravel: african cichlid sand
  • Plants: none

    skippers, driftwood and DIY rocks

Technics

  • Light: 6' PC lighting and 4' blue light for early morning and late night.
  • Light-Duration: blue light 6Am -8AM and 8PM - 10PM
    Daylight PC 7AM - 9PM
  • Filtration: wet/dry filter plus
    2- 350 gph canister filters


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Brett Brandie » posted 2007/11/19 08:47 pm
Looks great, you did a wonderful job on the background
Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/19 08:49 pm
Tina . » posted 2007/11/19 11:50 pm
Travis Ethridge » posted 2007/11/20 12:44 am
THE chuck » posted 2007/11/20 06:20 am
sam lodge » posted 2007/11/21 12:16 am
michael gilchrist » posted 2007/11/22 11:11 am
nice too see how the tank turned out.
Stefi Randjeva » posted 2008/02/04 04:45 pm

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my babies!!

by dave p from / GBR
In the hobby since 1990 ish.

Description

  • Category: American
  • Tank size: 50x19x19 inches = 83 gallons
  • Tank size: 127x50x50 cm = 317.5 liters

    bow fronted tank. 85 US Gallons approx.
    1 x GT
    1 x Gold Severum
    1 x Firemouth
    4 x Clown Loaches
    4 x Banded Rainbow fish
    1 x 1" long unknown catfish. came in the rainbows bag. he/she is eating well and growing fine.

Decoration

  • Gravel: silver sand
  • Plants: anubias (2 types), an unknown but cheap, fast food for my sev and java fern.
    tried java moss but the fish didnt like it sitting in one place.

    a resin root ornament. lots of wood.

Technics

  • Light: 2 x 4ft T8 tubes
  • Light-Duration: about 12hrs
  • Filtration: 2 x 1200 ltr/h. total 2400 l/h.

    250w visitherm heater, tank set to 25 degrees C.

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Brett Brandie » posted 2007/11/19 06:10 pm
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/22 12:13 am

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90 gallon display

Description

  • Category: Lake Malawi
  • Tank size: 48x18x24 inches = 89 gallons
  • Tank size: 121x45x60 cm = 336 liters

    A mixed display tank in my living room

Decoration

  • Gravel: Natural, collected from a lake in cottage country
  • Plants: Valisneria "gigantea", Crypt balansae, Limnophila sessiflora.

    Natural rocks from cottage country.

Technics

  • Light: 4 bulbs 1X 10,000k , 1X actinic, 1X Life-Glo 1X power-glo
  • Light-Duration: 12hrs timed.
  • Filtration: 2026 eheim professional, plus 1 400gph powehead with quickfilter cartridge.

    Lots and Lots of water changes. The majority of the fish in the tank are wild, and are touchy about water quality. I know plants and mbuna aren't supposed to mix, but I actually defray some costs for the hobby by harvesting the limonphilla and selling it back to the store. probably harvest 1/2 a shopping bag a month. It grows about a foot a week. Iuse a Iron supplement once a week to keep the plants green

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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/17 07:10 pm
Really nice James
Roger Hopper (m) » posted 2007/11/17 07:25 pm
Hey, Mark whats up today..
Martin Verduzco » posted 2007/11/17 07:28 pm
very nice setup James
enjoy the plant because those mbunas are going to love them as they grow
James Martin » posted 2007/11/18 08:32 am  
To Martin V. The tank has been fully planted for over two years. I actually got fed up with the limnophila choking the tank out every month. So I ripped it all out a few months ago and am now cultivating a V. gigantea strain from florida which loves the hard water and is tough enogh to withstand occaisional grazing. It still grows about 8-9 inches a week, but is much easier to manage. :) I will post a new pic of the tank soon.
karrie edwards » posted 2007/11/19 03:17 pm
Brett Brandie » posted 2007/11/19 06:12 pm
Good job

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55gallon misc. cichlids

Description

  • Category: Lake Tanganyika
  • Tank size: 12x20x48 inches = 49 gallons
  • Tank size: 30x50x121 cm = 185 liters

    fish include:

    12in. pleco
    4in. male yellow lab
    2in. female acei
    2in. female electric blue
    2in. female yellow peacock
    2in. female lemon jake
    2in. female green terror

    ON SMALLER SIDE OF DIVIDER:

    4in. male pearl flowerhorn
    3in. gold algae eater

    YELLOW LAB AND FLOWERHORN FIGHT SO I HAD TO SEPARATE THEM.

Decoration

  • Gravel: 50lbs. of small brown, black, white rocks
  • Plants: all fake, but i bought the most natural looking ones.

    coloseum, rocks from my yard, tree stump, bubbler

Technics

  • Light:
  • Light-Duration: 13-14 hours
  • Filtration: double power whisper


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Mark & Kathy Lindamood » posted 2007/11/16 04:30 pm

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Chris Bohley
11:44

I liked using a small scraper. I have a little spackle scraper thing and w
hamid bird
10:54

Hi " curtis" my friend. that is "Raphael Catfish or Spotted Talking Catfish
Tyler Davis
09:55

How long should I leave him out the display tank.
Leigh Partridge
07:46

Well that goes for the glass at least... Trim is a different story.
Leigh Partridge
07:44

I use a square razor blade for removing anything I come across. I don't bel
Jesse Winn
02:40

I would also like to know the trick of removing hard water spot from usage
Jesse Winn
02:37

Awesome job very classy. Tankamania at your house