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Spokesman101 01-29-2013 09:17 PM

4 assorted cichlids and fairly nice tank
 
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My 6 month african cichlids

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Convict2161 01-29-2013 09:27 PM

Your gonna need some hiding places. How big is the tank?

Spokesman101 01-29-2013 09:32 PM

Hmm never thought ide need hiding spaces, im not sure if its a 20 or 29, can you take a guess?,what kind of hiding spaces do you suggest

Convict2161 01-29-2013 09:42 PM

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Hmm never thought ide need hiding spaces, im not sure if its a 20 or 29, can you take a guess?,what kind of hiding spaces do you suggest

Some rocks and make caves out of them. They like to hide and once aggression starts up in that size tank you'll be happy they have places to hide and so will they.

Maybe a nice piece of driftwood.

Here's my 75 gallon to give you an idea of scaping. May I also suggest painting the background.



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Spokesman101 01-29-2013 09:46 PM

Dude your tank is amazing, where did you get the wooden stuff? A pet store?, im in awe your tank is nice, how do i paint a back ground, using wallpaper?

Convict2161 01-29-2013 09:51 PM

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Dude your tank is amazing, where did you get the wooden stuff? A pet store?, im in awe your tank is nice, how do i paint a back ground, using wallpaper?

Thank you. You use a wallpaper sold at the local per store or use black paint and a roller and just roll it on.

The driftwood was from a local fish store. It's a different kinds.

Spokesman101 01-29-2013 09:58 PM

Thnx iile update you the next time i upload a pic with the new stuff

Convict2161 01-29-2013 10:03 PM

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Thnx iile update you the next time i upload a pic with the new stuff

Sounds good

Spokesman101 02-05-2013 12:25 AM

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Sounds good

Check out my recent post

Convict2161 02-05-2013 12:27 AM

Where's it at?

Spokesman101 02-05-2013 12:28 AM

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Where's it at?



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Heres the pic, im still trying to fix it up

Convict2161 02-05-2013 12:30 AM

Can I suggest painting or doing a dark background? and you can add more rocks, some nice river rocks etc... But it's coming along.:thumb:

Spokesman101 02-05-2013 12:33 AM

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Can I suggest painting or doing a dark background? and you can add more rocks, some nice river rocks etc... But it's coming along.:thumb:

I really wish i could paint it but i dont have anywhere to temporarily move my fish, but i may be upgrading to a 40 or 55 gal next week but iile def paint that one and move everything over, but yea still i will be adding more and more as time goes( and get the money) cause geeze it aint cheap im sure you know

Convict2161 02-05-2013 12:36 AM

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I really wish i could paint it but i dont have anywhere to temporarily move my fish, but i may be upgrading to a 40 or 55 gal next week but iile def paint that one and move everything over, but yea still i will be adding more and more as time goes( and get the money) cause geeze it aint cheap im sure you know

I hear ya, you don't have to move the fish to paint the back, just use a roller an ago slow. But I understand if you wanna wait, do what your comfortable with.

Spokesman101 02-05-2013 12:37 AM

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I hear ya, you don't have to move the fish to paint the back, just use a roller an ago slow. But I understand if you wanna wait, do what your comfortable with.

But moving the tank will be a pain, iile prob paint the front then movie everything around, get me?, what paint do you use or do you have any tips?

Convict2161 02-05-2013 12:40 AM

I got ya, tape off everything real good, wash the area your going to paint with rubbing alcohol, let dry and paint!

When you go get the paint just let them know your painting glass, use thin coats rather then one heavy coat, this will help prevent drip.

Spokesman101 02-05-2013 12:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Convict2161 (Post 2323801)
I got ya, tape off everything real good, wash the area your going to paint with rubbing alcohol, let dry and paint!

When you go get the paint just let them know your painting glass, use thin coats rather then one heavy coat, this will help prevent drip.

Suppose i want to remove the paint, is that possible?

Convict2161 02-05-2013 12:43 AM

Yup! Razor blade, paint thinner etc...

Spokesman101 02-05-2013 12:46 AM

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Yup! Razor blade, paint thinner etc...

Cool, iile keep you posted

Convict2161 02-05-2013 12:48 AM

You got it


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