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Talking 200 Gallons of Zen - African Cichlids

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Freshly Set-up, I'm presenting to you my new 200 gallons freshwater cichlid tank, mostly for fish from lake Tanganyika, Frontosas, Leleupi, Shelldwellers, Rockdwellers, a fair mix of them all.
I just put it up today, So i'm basically missing the shells, smaller rocks, plants, moss and fish -- euhh filter, air pump/rock, heater... but thats just details !!
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O.K so how many pc of glass did you use this time to build a 200gl tank?

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loll Izabella is Planted Tank Frankenstein famous!

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O.K so how many pc of glass did you use this time to build a 200gl tank?

Hahaha no at this size mate I just bought it loll

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Wow, 200g! This is a huge step up (no disrespect to the Frank).

I think the zillion cichlids zooming around the peaceful seated dude (Buddha? or some Hindu god?) will make an interesting study. And don't forget the plants Izabella. This being TPT and all, even though this will be an African tank, we want to see some green in there too. Well, at least I do.

So I presume the Frank is now a fry tank? Are you starting to sell/give away fry yet?

Since you seem to be piling up tanks, do you have them all in one room? A big shot of the room would be cool...

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Wow, 200g! This is a huge step up (no disrespect to the Frank).

I think the zillion cichlids zooming around the peaceful seated dude (Buddha? or some Hindu god?) will make an interesting study. And don't forget the plants Izabella. This being TPT and all, even though this will be an African tank, we want to see some green in there too. Well, at least I do.

So I presume the Frank is now a fry tank? Are you starting to sell/give away fry yet?

Since you seem to be piling up tanks, do you have them all in one room? A big shot of the room would be cool...
Hey ! Thanks got the nice comments ! Yeah of course not only am I still to add plants but I gotta add in some water lol... Getting filter tmrw so then will begin the fun!!
Franky is somewhat of fry/grow out tank !! And no not all in one room not even all in one house .. I only got big franky in my bedroom n the rest of them dispersed all over the place. It's like a fish store anywhere I go hahah ill b selling some zebra pseudotropheus in a few weeks oh n yeah that's a Buddha statue

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OK....I'll admit that the Buddha statue turned out better than I had thought it would The white stones around the statue really help, and I'm interested in seeing what you decide to go with in terms of plant selection.

Nice job buddy!
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OK....I'll admit that the Buddha statue turned out better than I had thought it would The white stones around the statue really help, and I'm interested in seeing what you decide to go with in terms of plant selection.

Nice job buddy!
I'll use long java ferns, mosses on the rocks, there's already a bit of moss on them from nature, when aquarium is full they will show more, then some long leafy plants around that Buddha, sorta like in my other tanks ive used. The good new is that Tanganyikan cichlids don't munch on plants, at least haven't yet seen any plant destruction from these fish. Big beautiful fish that dont destroys plants and barely dig, awwww wonderful!
Glad you like the Buddha, it did turn out better, i simply went to home-Sense(winners) 29.99, -5 $ cuz i hustled them said it was cracked sorta, bingo went home n check out what ive found today. The sand is black aragonite sand from caribsea http://www.petco.com/product/121752/...um-Gravel.aspx That ive pre-washed cuz it was salt water bacteria infused. Its a perfect color to go with my frontosa, which will bring out the blue of their fins

Now Im soaking the supra nice rooted pieces of driftwood in the original Frankenstein, and tomorrow I'm filling up this tank. So will be much fuller already, sea shells, driftwood, plants, its gonna b pretty as f.

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Hey everyone ! heres next stage of the tank. filled, with more rocks, seashells and plants.. still missing lots of plants n the driftwood, but so far here's what i got !




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So hep, the plants and driftwood are in, only missing the fish, hope thats what u all imagined the final look to b




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Heres a few more shots of it tonight, i think these are better quality fotos... Oh yeah and that java fern, i got it today, such a big plant, costed 40$.. going broke buyin plants lolll




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I love the Buddha with the vals behind it.

Awesomeness.

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