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Old 01-10-2006, 07:27 PM   #1
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done!! 55 gallons of cichlid heaven. *pictures*

i am done ha ha ha!!! i am soo happy with the way the rocks came out. i used pure marble for the rocks and siliconed them all together. i used geo systems black sand and am running a penguin 350b filter and a 300 watt heater. i just bought 2 cichlid that were in a mixed tank but i am pretty sure they are kenyi. i only payed 4.99 and it was buy one get one free day so i got 2 i hope everyone else likes it as much as me. i am open to suggestions for how to improve it and even stocking ideas. i will be adjusting the sand build up in the front later on to make it more level but i know all the cichlids will arrange the sand the way they want so i am not to worried.
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:43 PM   #2
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Wow! That looks great! Your cichlids are going to love it!
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Very nice! It looks great.
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:51 PM   #4
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thanks i was concerned about the marble but it looks great i have 4 tanks in my room lol my parents are going to start making me pay the electricity and water bill lol. i will be putting a black backround on it soon and i think that will really help. thw marble will glow after i do that lol.
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It's looking good. The rock structures look very nice. Are you planning on putting any fake plants in the tank? If so, a few bunches of tall plants in the back would look great, and you could hide the heater, input tube, and fill the gap on the left side. But I LOVE the rock structure on the left in the corner. Great work! Are you going to use a background?
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Looking good Mr. Funk.
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That is very pretty! Nice job.
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:38 PM   #8
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That marble looks great, and the contrast with the black sand is very striking. I think the look of the tank will change someone as the tank gest established, since the white marble will probably stain from algae, etc. But I think that will make it look even more cool, actually. I would love to see it in about six months or so. Keep us posted!
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:49 PM   #9
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i plan to use a black backround. i am going to add a peice to go between the left side and the middle and then build up on that. i was also planning on doing the same thing on the right side to hide the intake tube. as for the heater i was thinking a large plants in the corner to hide it and then some smaller ones near the middle and left side. and plant suggestions to go there. i would prefer fake becasue i do not have very much light in the tank (15 watt in each hood ) so not very much will grow in there. plus cichlids like to destroy plants. i am actually going to build a hood out of the same wood as the stand and put a 48" dual light strip in. this way i can have mixed lights. i want a light that will really highlight blue and yellow because those will be the 2 main colours. i was going to get http://www.hagen.com/canada/english/...01016250010101 those lights untill i make the new canopy. u think that they will be good? thanks in advance
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Sweet looking tank...kudos to you.
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