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Old 04-23-2013, 10:41 AM   #1
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New 125 gallon

Well I basically have my 125 all set up. I got the tank for $50 on CL, it needed a lot of work previous owner let it get nasty but I don't mind some work. I resealed it just to be safe, buffed some scratches out. Built the stand for about $100. Pool filter sand as substrate.Added some LEDs (petsmart only had one) Seeded it and did a fish in cycle. Yesterday I added half my cichlids, and about 180 pounds of lava rock.

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My rock pile comes out of the water and was thinking crabs would be cool, are there any that can survive with Africans. I have mostly peacocks and haps with the occasional mbuna, I really want to add compressiceps.

All I need to add is more plants, my light, and my power head.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
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Looks pretty sick! I like the rocks coming out of the water. Awesome idea.
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Am I such a nerd that I noticed the Xbox controller before the rock work? Haha

Looks good! I like the rock work as well.
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Thanks man, you can kinda scale it to the Xbox controller in the front. So far they seem to love it.
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Nice rock job! I like it! I.would try to get a little algae to grow on them to make them look a little better.
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Nice rock job! I like it! I.would try to get a little algae to grow on them to make them look a little better.
Yea I don't mind algae but my pleco keeps things lockdown so it might be a while
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