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post #11 of 25 Old 03-20-2012, 11:11 PM
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DUDE!!!!! Mad jealous you got yours up man before mine. Your tank is exactly what I have in mind. Whats the background?
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post #12 of 25 Old 03-20-2012, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Back ground is something i stumbled upon at the LFS. Rocks and branches. looks better than i was thinking it would.
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post #13 of 25 Old 03-20-2012, 11:23 PM
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Nice! Looks good, and how long did you cycle it for?
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post #14 of 25 Old 03-20-2012, 11:33 PM
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Got some other questions. What substrate are you using, and how much? Is the backgroung 3D? And, what type if lights are you using?
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post #15 of 25 Old 03-21-2012, 01:55 AM
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You have done well and tank looks just great for cichlids!
Perhaps three or four Synodontis Petricola might be desireable?
I actually like the lighting as is.
Good job.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #16 of 25 Old 03-21-2012, 07:31 AM
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Last 2 are Nimbochromis Venustus.

Do you know the sex of the fish? This is going to be very important for the fish you have 2 of.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #17 of 25 Old 03-21-2012, 11:13 AM
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The tank looks awesome!!
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post #18 of 25 Old 03-21-2012, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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CinBos:
I only cycled the tank for about a day because I had water/substrate/filter media from an existing established 55G. In the end it was pretty much like performing a big water change. The back ground is not 3D, just taped to the back! As for substrate I used a dark rock I found in bags at the local landscaper’s. RINSED THE CRAP out it!! The lights I am not 100% sure, I bought some from PetSmart but not happy with them….
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Didn’t know I could put any kind of cats with these guys? Someone told me clown loaches…. I do like how the lighting is not super bright, it brings out the color of all the fish, but there are only two 24” bulbs so there are a lot of dark spots one on each side and in the middle.
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The pairs I have that I can tell;
Strawberry’s 1F 1M
OB Peacocks can’t tell yet
Electric blues not sure but maybe 2 M
Venustus looks like 1F 1M
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post #19 of 25 Old 03-21-2012, 08:15 PM
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A nice aquascape for the cichlids indeed.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #20 of 25 Old 03-21-2012, 08:32 PM
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Just keep a close eye on the fish, you might need to up the numbers of males - females once you know the sexes for sure.

Are you aiming for an all male tank or mixed? Mixed you will almost certainly have to add either males or females to get 1 male to 4 female. None of the fish you have are overly aggressive but can be if there is just one male to a single female.

Those venustus have a long way to go before they color up, but trust me the wait is worth it.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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