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lorax84 02-23-2013 06:21 PM

New 55g Tanganyikan Community tank
 
This is my new Tanganyikan community. It's inhabitants are 3 julidochromis marlieri, 2 neolamprologus brevis "kitumba orange belly" and a yet unidentified hypostomus pleco that I plan on rehoming.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...psef533dac.jpg

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps897fdc40.jpg

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...psf141740a.jpg

KatSea 02-24-2013 12:47 AM

Love the way you have it set up.

lorax84 02-24-2013 09:04 PM

Here is a better pic of he fish.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...psc4df3516.jpg

Chesh 02-25-2013 12:19 AM

Very pretty tank! It's refreshing to see a bit of asymmetry and style in the setup of this type of tank. . . too often the standard 'rock wall' is done, which is fine for the fish, but it's refreshing to see a bit of a different take :) Pretty fishies, too!

aussieJJDude 02-25-2013 12:38 AM

I really like this!
Looking good :D

lorax84 02-25-2013 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Chesherca (Post 1444099)
Very pretty tank! It's refreshing to see a bit of asymmetry and style in the setup of this type of tank. . . too often the standard 'rock wall' is done, which is fine for the fish, but it's refreshing to see a bit of a different take :) Pretty fishies, too!


Thanks, I'm a form and function type of person. I wanted it to be as close to the actual lake as I could get. Other than the Jave Fern, everything is pretty close to Lake Tang. I spent way too much time building and rebuilding that huge pile of rocks to ensure they would not tumble and would still look good, but I am really happy with the final result.

MoneyMitch 02-25-2013 07:23 PM

i too have some tangs, was going to setup my layout simular to this but feared that there woudl be a domminat that would claim the entire pile. have you had territorial issues with only having the one pile liek that?

KatSea 02-25-2013 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lorax84 (Post 1444969)
Thanks, I'm a form and function type of person. I wanted it to be as close to the actual lake as I could get. Other than the Jave Fern, everything is pretty close to Lake Tang. I spent way too much time building and rebuilding that huge pile of rocks to ensure they would not tumble and would still look good, but I am really happy with the final result.

I was just wondering how you got your little structure to stay like that. I would be to afraid it would fall.

lorax84 02-25-2013 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MoneyMitch (Post 1445141)
i too have some tangs, was going to setup my layout simular to this but feared that there woudl be a domminat that would claim the entire pile. have you had territorial issues with only having the one pile liek that?

That was one of my worries as well. It's the main reason I put a small pile of rocks on the far left corner. Of the three julies in the tank, two stay in the large pile. The third has been bouncing back and forth between the two piles, but most recently has begun to stake out the small pile as his territory. If there are territorial issues in the future I may change things a little. I probably would not suggest this setup for more aggressive rock dwellers though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by KatSea (Post 1445194)
I was just wondering how you got your little structure to stay like that. I would be to afraid it would fall.

I made sure the base was really stable, after that it was kinda like putting together a puzzle. Believe it of not, most of the rocks in that pile are not that heavy. I few fell while I was testing earlier iterations, without doing any damage. The large piece of wood also helps with the stability.


I took another FTS trying to cut down on the glare. Here is is.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps9067e19b.jpg

KatSea 02-25-2013 08:27 PM

Now did you just find the wood and rocks or did you buy them?


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