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Old 10-08-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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Today I took they time to do a full rescape of my 125 mixed African cichlid tank. Overall took my about 3 hours of work. I started by removing all of the plants and shells. Next was pulling 250 pounds of lava rock (that's before it's put underwater so probably double that in total weight since lava rock is so porous). Then I caught out three holding females. 1 dragons blood which spit about 60 fry, a random female which spit another 15 fry and my yellowtail acei which is in a seperate tank till she's ready to be stripped. After that excising drained about 80% of the water and vacuumed the sand. Then started to refill and rescape the tank. Here's what we've got.

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Old 10-08-2013, 10:59 PM   #2
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wow, you really have a really nice tank.
Well done.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:00 PM   #3
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Dude It looks awesome before and after! My scaping skills suck compared to yours
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:19 PM   #4
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Big improvement, good job
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:49 AM   #5
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Hahaha nice dude lol looks awesome
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:52 AM   #6
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Wow before and after both look great. I really like after. Something about it reminds me of something like the Solomon's Mines or Indiana Jones movies. Something like a volcano in the middle of the jungle. I would vote for it as a Tank of the month winner.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:28 AM   #7
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Very nice! Nice artistic rock work.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:33 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone, I will have to take some new pictures since it's cleared up a lot
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:28 PM   #9
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Looks awesome where can you find/ buy lava rock I've never seen it in any place where I am?
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:29 PM   #10
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Looks great
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The rockwork looks amazing. The only complaint I have is all the fake plants, especially in the center( maybe some higher quality silk plants?).
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:36 PM   #12
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I just hate when the silk ones come unraveled and you have ugly strings floating around.
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I just hate when the silk ones come unraveled and you have ugly strings floating around.
I agree, my large centrals chew and tear up the fake silk plants so I'm constantly buying new ones from Amazon.
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I agree, my large centrals chew and tear up the fake silk plants so I'm constantly buying new ones from Amazon.
Yea they are pretty rough on the plastic ones
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Some updated pictures of the tank.

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Looks great, wish I could do the same but I'm worried about heavy rock in my tank. Will be going out to buy more live rock in a few days to create more hiding places for my cichlids.
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