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Old 02-12-2011, 08:30 PM   #41
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Hey guys,
Wanting to add plant's possibly. I have no Idea about plant's except for add water.

Need plants for Cichlid's, I think I'm limited on what we can have in there.
Need suggestions on types, equipment, food etc.

I found this other background. I really like this one, it has ledges and places to hide.Largest selection of aquarium backgrounds on the web 3d | Designs By Nature . Does any one know where I can get it cheaper. It's $ 411.00 delivered.

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Ummm... I tried plants in my 150g mbuna tank... they lasted a few hours. they were there when I went to bed... gone when I woke up. Tried again, same thing. I've heard that there are some plants that they either dont like, or are too tough.. Anubias is about the only one I've heard would definitely hold up.

I say this in regards to mine. One of the admins (I believe it was zagz, but it may have been another one) was telling me that they had mbuna in a planted tank and they never touched them. It may be based on each fishes personality, and how they were raised. I wouldn't spend a fortune on them though, at least until you know whether they'll eat them or not.

As far as those backgrounds, I have a very hard time figuring out why anybody would pay $400+ (or even $100) for a background. You can make one for next to nothing, or you can do what I did and simply stack rocks up against the back wall all the way to the top.
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I agree with Rookie that is a lot to pay for a back round try making your own it will be a lot of fun i know i had fun!
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:29 PM   #44
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Ummm... I tried plants in my 150g mbuna tank... they lasted a few hours. they were there when I went to bed... gone when I woke up. Tried again, same thing. I've heard that there are some plants that they either dont like, or are too tough.. Anubias is about the only one I've heard would definitely hold up.

I say this in regards to mine. One of the admins (I believe it was zagz, but it may have been another one) was telling me that they had mbuna in a planted tank and they never touched them. It may be based on each fishes personality, and how they were raised. I wouldn't spend a fortune on them though, at least until you know whether they'll eat them or not.

As far as those backgrounds, I have a very hard time figuring out why anybody would pay $400+ (or even $100) for a background. You can make one for next to nothing, or you can do what I did and simply stack rocks up against the back wall all the way to the top.

Good deal I know Zags I'll send him a PM.

As far as a background. I'm wanting a show tank that just look's killer. 400 bucks is a rip I agree. But sure would look awesome.
I have seen video's on how to make them. I'm not sure I could get the depth and color.
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I got on ebay tonight and got 2 hagen Fluval FX5's
Good buy for 220 a piece with media.
So at least I got the filtration out of the way.

Thanks Tim for the lead.
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Good deal I know Zags I'll send him a PM.

As far as a background. I'm wanting a show tank that just look's killer. 400 bucks is a rip I agree. But sure would look awesome.
I have seen video's on how to make them. I'm not sure I could get the depth and color.
If it wasn't zagz, it was An t-iasg... I cant remember, it was a while back.
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If it wasn't zagz, it was An t-iasg... I cant remember, it was a while back.

Aw dang don't know em.
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I got on ebay tonight and got 2 hagen Fluval FX5's
Good buy for 220 a piece with media.
So at least I got the filtration out of the way.

Thanks Tim for the lead.
You're welcome. Ordered mine for the 55 on Thursday and it gets here Tuesday.

Setup is really easy, watch the DVD a few times. It's reeeally easy. No priming either, just put the amount of water in it tells you, put the lid on, connect and plug in. One big tip I have for you is to cover the top of the tank above the outlet when you first turn it on. When it first turns on it expells air from it's tubes a few times before it stays running (and it expells any gases every 24 hours, too), if you don't have the tank covered it could splash water on your floor if there's lots of air.
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Well it's here, they had to put it into the garage because of all the Ice outside. There going to come back next week to set it in place.

Here is the photo I shot of it.

It's a Marineland 220.
Beautiful! I'm jealous! Lol! Can't wait to see how it is going to look like.
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