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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-10-2012, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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The resurection is complete the picture perfect. I want to thank all those who contributed comments and for all the help given during my major die off. This final leg of my journey after the glass of the tank separated and I worked a full rebuild has been very rewarding. Success is your proof. Welcome to my piece of the Niger river, a home for Erpetoichthys Calabaricus, an El Natural, Rope Fish Paradise.
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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 08:46 AM
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Great Job Man! Love the tank. Any good photos of your beloved rope?
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Kinda funny, calling it a Rope fish Paradise and not providing a pic of the namesake. You can see one in the third pic I posted, top left. There are three in total and they like to come out between 6pm and 8pm. I often see them first thing in the morning and by the moon lights after the lights shut down. Their names are Athos, Porthos and Aramis.
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Rope fish paradise in all its' glory. I just pulled out a 2.5 gallon paill of solid plant matter. It was so overgrown after a month that it was dark under the water. The rope fish have reduced the population of guppies to a quarter, mainly feasting on males, and the breeder tank is in full swing. Hope you all enjoy my art form.
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that is looking awesome! nicely done

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Scary, did your glass really come apart. It sure is a piece of art.
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Scary, did your glass really come apart. It sure is a piece of art.
Yes, the tank purchased used, had silicone thickly applied. I believe it had come apart already and the previous owner had just gooped it together then sold it. When it split the frame of the stand/hood I built prevented the whole tank coming apart, although the top 4" of water escaped.

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post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 01:02 AM
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How big is your tank? Im looking at getting myself some ropefish but the care sheets are all contradictory on what size of tank is required.
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How big is your tank? Im looking at getting myself some ropefish but the care sheets are all contradictory on what size of tank is required.
This is a 120gal el natural with 3 Rope fish, I've rescued a rope fish from a 20gal half full no heater, no filter and one algea covered aquarium "decoration". He was fine, perked up in a 30gal el natural.

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Too crowded, I need a bigger tank.
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post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 01:58 PM
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What a beautiful tank! I think that you could call it a "X Fish Paradise" as most freshwater fish would love this tank! Well, done!

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