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Old 05-19-2016, 03:27 PM   #1
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Hello all, I'm gad2ski and I am a new member in this community. Since my knowledge about the aquarium hobby is limited, expect a whole lot of questions from me

At this moment I have a 20 gallon glow fish tank and a 75 gallon tank that I am in the process of making. This one will be strictly for cichlids. But like I have already mentioned, the tank is not ready yet and it won't be ready for quite some time. I have plenty of ideas that will take time in making but with your help/advice should become a reality soon.

Any and all advices on caring for cichlids would be greatly appreciated. Like I have said, my knowledge is limited and all I have at the moment is a 75 gallon (used) tank and a new stand that I have build for it.

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Welcome to the forum! Don't forget to include pictures as you build! I'd love to see how it comes out.
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:20 PM   #3
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Thanks! I sure will. Didn't even think to take any pictures, but since I am in a early stage of it all, not much has been lost
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:33 AM   #5
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So this is just about finished. It's a background for my 75 gallon tank. I have used white styrofoam, grey drylok and 100% acrylic paint. Dark green, black and brown. I will do some more finishing touches in a day or so and that's it. Since I have few more projects to start and finish, my background should get submerged in the water in about a month or so. Plenty of time for the drylok and for the paint to cure ( I'm not an expert do I could be wrong).

Any and all feedback is welcomed. Especially if it is on the negative side. After all, I may not see something that others may see, and since my future fish is much more important to me than my own feelings are, let me have it please.

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Question, is 1 tube of silicon enough for a background placement or should I use more?
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Hi, welcome. Not sure on the silicon but tank looks nice. How much did you end up using?
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Hi Delapool, sorry for such a late response. Been busy. Work always gets in the way of fun things. Anyhow, I am not sure I understand your question but I will try to answer it to the best of my knowledge. So, I have used 2 GE 1 silicone tubes for the background, including placing it in the tank as well as resealing the entire tank. Half a gallon of drylok and some none toxic acrylic paints. Tank is not ready yet, though. Still have to finish UG jet system but that shouldn't take long. Hopefully
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