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Old 03-18-2014, 02:29 PM   #1
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Overhauling 120 gallon Tanganyika tank, pic heavy

It's going to be a long process as I collect enough TX holey rock to replace the river rock, but first things first, our replacement for the 3' actinic light has arrived! This is a 60"x18" tank so it's going to be a big improvement for us, although the fish actually seem to like the actinic light. They will have to get over it.
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:51 PM   #2
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:54 PM   #3
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Well, in this hobby I suppose one should expect the unexpected. :P

As it turns out, we lost our biggest leleupi. As you can probably tell from the first pic, we had to pull all the rock out to get the fish out, as it was down in the sand behind a rock pile. Since we had to pull all the rock anyway, we just decided to go ahead and get all our TX holey rock together and put it into the tank. We also decided to sell our 3 remaining leleupi at auction, so we caught them out of the tank and moved them to the fishroom to wait for the end of the month. We added our 7 Synodontis petricola that we've been growing out for a few months. They're still pretty small but hopefully the other fish will just ignore them.

Current stocklist is 5 Neolamprologus cylindricus, 6 young Cyprichromis leptosoma "blue flash", and 7 small Synodontis petricola. I'm sure we'll find something to complete the list at the upcoming auction.

I've got some more pics in case anyone is interested in the process.

Here's the rock that came out of the tank. There is over 200 lbs. of just river rock on that towel, lol.


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Leleupi headed to the fishroom


Getting rock back into the tank


Rock is in, just refilling now


*edit* if anyone has any suggestions for one more species of cichlid, I'd love to hear them. One more species will be the last addition we make.
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One of my favorites but haven't got the chance to keep yet. I believe I seen these on wet spots order sheet the other day.

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Old 03-19-2014, 10:51 AM   #5
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Those are fantastic, and if I ever see any I will be powerless to resist... but for now I'm not super interested in ordering anything, as there is a huge auction coming up at the end of the month. I've never seen those fish in person, but I've seen plenty of other rarities come through the club so I guess you never know.
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One of my favorites but haven't got the chance to keep yet. I believe I seen these on wet spots order sheet the other day.

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Wow, not cheap are they?!
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LOL... $25 a pop for 1.5" juvies, so figure a minimum of $150 plus shipping. I mean, that's not terrible for something that rare, but it is quite an investment and would require a separate growout tank for a while. I think we have too many tanks for that kind of commitment right now. :P
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Get some sand shifters and some cyprochromis

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N if you ever want to breed petricola I breed them n can give you some insite...and i breed kilesa also...

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I have 6 Cyprichromis leptosoma blue flash juvies in the tank now. I'd love to breed the petricola but I have a long way to go until mine are sexually mature, lol.

By sand sifters, you're referring to fish like Eretmodus spp?
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No more towards xeno and enantipous

Like kilesa n I got 18 cyprichromis kigoma growing out now

I breed tangs only so if b u have ? Feel free to ask

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