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Old 05-27-2014, 06:49 PM   #11
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Ok, so to give a complete picture of my tanks, I am showing you my 125g cichlid tank now. Started with cichlids about 5 years ago, right after we moved into out house. Started with a 60g hex and went to a 55g then to the 125g. The initital batch of fish we had have all died off so we recently went out and got a bunch of new guys. They are all just babies right now but they are so cute! lol

I just run a basic tank, fx5 canister filter and a pwoerhead, since its 6 feet long it needs the extra water circulation.

I know this is the saltwater forum but figured I;d share these.









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Old 05-28-2014, 01:29 AM   #12
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Following along. Can't wait to see how an "all the tanks" thread is going to go!
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:47 AM   #13
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I love all fish, Cichlids too. It sounds like everything is progressing quite well, and I can't wait to see the new Squirrelfish addition.
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:43 PM   #14
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How is the new guy?
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:27 PM   #15
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lol, I have been soo busy I didn't get a chance to finish off my "narration" of my tanks one by one. Gonna go get some new photos and get to that now.

The squirrel fish is doing pretty good, he slinks around in the rockwork, all sneaky like, he is still kinda small compared to the others, and they rough house doing laps so he sometimes gets caught in the rush. LOL But he eats really well and has some really good color so I am hopeful.

Let me get this thread up and going! I have some issues that I will be posting questions about after i update what i have and who is where. hehe

Thanks Red, I appreciate you still following after all these years.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:43 PM   #16
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Ok, so 2 tanks down and 3 to go! woohoo...

I guess we'll go with the 60g rimless. It's my current build in progress and has the nicest gear so here she is.

Deep Blue 60g 24 x24 x 24 rimless cube
A BEAUTIFUL custom made stand that took like 6 months to get finished and had to be returned once for adjustments. lol
I have a radion for the lighting which hangs from a set of dual hanging bars from current. I paid like $80 for the pair but it made it so easy to set up the lighting, I know I could have made my own with some conduit but that is SOO not me, not very creative and handy only to a degree.
A 20H sump partitioned for the intake, skimmer and return pump. No refugium, I never had much luck with them so skipped it here. I have a Tunze skimmer, 9006 which is rated for 158g. Standard aqueon pro heater just like ALL my tanks have and thats all I have running in the sump for now.
I have an ecotech MP10es as well for the flow. The return pump is a mag 9.5 which is pushing a good amount of water so the mp10 isnt really even cranked too high and the flow is pretty darn good.

So far, there is just a hige pile of live rock sitting haphazardly in the tank, say about 70lbs or so. I had been cooking it out back for over 5 MONTHS and believe it or not there are like 100's of feather dusters all popped out, bright green ones and even some zooas!! The rocks were in a brute garbage can out back since I got the 180g back in like November and there has been zero light shined on those rocks and yet the life is still there! Its so awesome to see, I don't quite understand how they all made it out alive after that long in cold water, no light and with dosing of ammonia up to 4ppm throughout the last few months. But is goes to show you that "life will find a way" ( who knows where that quote comes from??anyone?? lol)
My plans for this tank are absolutely and completely up in the air right now.
I have the equipment to go which ever way I want with it but have no clue what I am gonna do with it. lol You guys are gonna have to help me out when the time comes.
The only thing I want to do is make very tall structures with the rock, no piling it up, I want almost tree branch shapes that go high up, almost to the top of the 24 inch depth of the tank. I have special reef safe cement that I intend to use to fuse it together.

WOW, this post has really gone on and on...so sorry.....

But here are some shots of the 60g, it's such a great footprint for rockscaping but it really stinks as far as working underneath in the stand. lol So darn tight in there, makes everything difficult. lol













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Old 06-04-2014, 01:00 PM   #17
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Oh that rimless look is so nice!! I have a feeling this ones going to become the crown jewel in your collection
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:52 PM   #18
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haha, Maybe..... I hope its special, theres enough money tied up into that tank. lol

I was thinking, just a thought though, if doing an SPS tank. That way i could mount all the little tree looking corals onto the uprising rocks and in my mind that seems to look nice. OR I could do a big ole flowy tank with lots of flowy corals like duncans, torches etc.. BUT with all the thin tall rock it would look cool for lots of small swimmy type fish to be darting in and out of the structures.

Sigh. See? I have no idea what to do....
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My vote would be sps . Fill that beauty with tons of fuzzy sticks
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:01 PM   #20
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I've never gone with more than a small handful of sps before, but thats cause I generally dont like em. lol But I thought maybe it would grow on me and it seems like a challenge. But, well, I don't know. lol Should I put stuff in my tank for the challenge or because I like how it looks?
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