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Old 10-06-2011, 04:08 PM   #111
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Oh I almost forgot, they had some dark yellow ones that look like the 2 I got form the breeder here and they were labelled "Red Zebras" or Maylandia estherae. Google returns every color under the sun for that scientific name. This is leading me to believe that all 5 of the yellow ones I have are not labs as I have seen no black markings develop yet.
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:24 PM   #112
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Looking good man.
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:38 PM   #113
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are you planning to add alot more plants?
or were you just building the diffuser for enjoyment?
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:06 PM   #114
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I snagged 2 more Kenyi cichlids on sale at another PetSmart and another pictus catfish to replace our other one.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:40 AM   #115
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I guess we're around the 6 week mark or so. I have a typical cycled tank diatom bloom happening. While my levels are all reading good, I'm sure my sand or the rocks I got from the mountains are contributing to a silica wealth. Hopefully it will go away in a few weeks time with regular water changes and such. I hope our tap water isn't contributing.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:43 AM   #116
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Also, all the new fish are doing well minus the Pleco. He died this weekend. In all honesty his rear fin wasn't looking to hot when I got him in the tank. I don't know what in the tank could have caused it since all the small guys are doing well. I would have returned him to PetSmart but the other fish had their way with his carcass!
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:13 PM   #117
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awesome tank! sorry to ask but what type of fish do you have?
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:21 PM   #118
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I've posted a few pages back on the particulars and uncertainties I have but they are red zebras, kenyis, labs, ob peacocks, brichardis and then I have a rainbow shark and pictus catfish.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:38 AM   #119
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I know this has nothing to do with DIY but I wanted to let you know that this DIY made me & my GF a lover of cichlids. I've been a little skeptical until seeing this build and what can be done with a nice cichlid tank. There's probably more elaborate ones out there but yours is simple & beautiful. great job so far. my newly aquired 55 long tank will now be a cichlid. thanks again for the DIY.
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WOW, seriously, thank you. That made this build worth it. It has its faults but it was my first go at a decent sized tank. I'll have a lot to fix / tweak with it as it grows but it seems to be working pretty decent so far.
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