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post #11 of 18 Old 03-23-2014, 06:44 PM
Woah! The space lights are SO cool!

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post #12 of 18 Old 04-07-2014, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Just a quick update, I rearranged slightly and added a bubbling satellite that I think is awesome! I'm working on a Saturn rocket now, I'll hopefully have it in by the end of the week. Here are a couple shots of the satellite

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post #13 of 18 Old 04-07-2014, 03:12 PM
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that is really cool. my son is a big fan of your "outer space" tank.

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post #14 of 18 Old 04-09-2014, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone who's still paying attention to this thread, this may be my last update to it for a while! I added the rocket and don't really have plans to do anything else in the near future, aside from possibly rearranging a little bit. Here are a few shots!

I glued the rocket to a slab of rock to keep it from floating or tilting over in the tank

(Don't mind Dora in the background..haha, or the cable that fell between the blue planet or the light source, I need to tape that off to the side)

Overall I'm pretty happy with how it came out. Thanks to everyone who has been following this! For anyone who wants to do their own space themed tank in the future, I hope these posts have helped you out with some ideas!
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post #15 of 18 Old 04-09-2014, 04:53 PM
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Simply "Stellar"!

One question,what do you have planned for final livestock list?

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post #16 of 18 Old 04-09-2014, 10:10 PM
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it looks really cool

Fish tanks are like potato chips, you can't have just one!!!

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post #17 of 18 Old 04-10-2014, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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Simply "Stellar"!

One question,what do you have planned for final livestock list?
I don't have anything specific planned really. It's a 55 gallon tank that has been running for three months, and so far I have gradually added:

2 Plecos
2 synodontis cat fish (1 eupterus and 1 petricola I believe)
2 silver tip sharks
8 african cichlids.

Do you have any suggestions for a final livestock list? I would love to hear some if you do! Like I said I haven't really planned anything, I have just been stoping by the LFS and if I see one that I like I snag it

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post #18 of 18 Old 04-10-2014, 10:26 AM
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Well if you mean african lake cichlids then I may just stay that course as they prefer similar tank parameters with higher PH and water hardness.Then again without extra territory there may be some quarrels,you will have to do some home work on the fishes you already have for compatibility and closely watch any new additions for aggression.Moving the tank decor around then turning the lights off can be a way to offset some of the territoriality of the existing fish towards a newcomer.
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