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Old 09-28-2004, 09:52 PM   #61
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Well I finaly added water today Also I didnt like the 10,000k / deepblue bulks so I am switching to 67,000k lights to have a more natural look. I figure by early next week I will have the first fish in the aquarium if all goes well.
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Old 09-30-2004, 10:16 PM   #62
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is a week going to be enough curing time for the cement?
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Old 09-30-2004, 10:48 PM   #63
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I just came across this thread and wish I had been following all along.

Sulla,

That is the most incredible tank I have ever seen.
GREAT job on the background and I cant wait to see it with what ever fish you decide on.
I also think it would be great for African Cichlids.
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Old 10-04-2004, 01:29 AM   #64
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BillyZ - I think so from the other threads I have read. I have changed the water every day for about a week.

oscarbreeder - Glad you like it

Well things seem to be going well so I added the gravel, plants, filters and fish from the other tank. Now I just need to figure out what fish will be the permanent residents

This is an image of the tank on one of the days while I am changing water. Also you can see I have my bright light combo on it testing it out.


This is an image with the plants, gravel, temp fish and filters added.


Same as above but with different lighting to give a better view.


Now do I pick the Electric Yellow Cichlids or the Silver Dollars hmm
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I vote for the Cichlids....
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Old 10-04-2004, 11:40 AM   #66
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Looking great. All the plumbing and internal equipment working out as planned?
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Yes so far all the filtering and plumbing seem to be working ok. Its really nice to have it all hidden also
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I think "nice" is a slight understatement!

Another question: What brands of cement and cement dye did you use? I'm impressed at the lack of bleeding from the dye. Was there much bleeding during your curing process?
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Well just a little update. I decided to go with Electric Yellow Cichlids as they like the caves (they are having a blast). Over all the tank is doing well with the new fish.

Also I used spot-x an fda approved glass polish made from ground sea shells and it really got the building off the glass after nothing else would. But I didnt get it all out so I am still filting tiny particles that are slowly coming out from here and there with a new magnum 350 I purchased for cleaning the tank and waterposhing.

I still need to finish the hood, paint hte ends of the tank and add a trim piece to cover the bottom of the tank and the foam mat. When I get that done I will see about posting more pictures.


Also BillZ I used Quikwall and the quikwall made by quikrete and there colors and acrylic fortifier. I also added sand to make the mix. Hope that helps.
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