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Old 08-10-2012, 11:40 PM   #46
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This is fantastic! I love how you put the potted plants on clear risers. I've been wanting to do an open top tank for either my 55 or 40B, but without the traditional riparium planters/cups. You just gave me tons of ideas... ; ) Great looking tank, love all the pics of the build.
Thanks ! Glad i inspired you.
Btw here are the latest pic of the whatever it looks like waterfall !



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Old 08-11-2012, 01:42 AM   #47
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Very nice tank. Seeing all these ripariums makes me want to do one.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:29 AM   #48
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Woohoo waterfall is awesome! It's not a riparium until there is water falling Would be sweet to have multiple waterfalls too but only if you find you need more filtration heh

Could you zoom out a lot more so we can see the whole thing with the surroundings
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:13 AM   #49
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yes I'll get some Fish and The make video
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:44 PM   #50
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I got some fishhhhh!
I know its african cichlids, but not sure which ones, help me ID please?
Moved/removed some plants to give them some more space.







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Old 08-28-2012, 05:52 AM   #51
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Here's a video of the current set up. Oh my, really like its look n the fish are so smart! long time i wanted something so natural looking.
Hope you enjoy the vid!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_prPHCoZAhs&feature=share&list=UUAjooXTJfJ JwhBcLP574Ndw look
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:39 AM   #52
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you are lucky that your cats dont care about your tanks! my little bengals drink out of any tank they can reach!

very ambitious project though, the colors make a sharp contrast with the earth tones of the system itself. and whose guitar do i see in the corner?
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:53 PM   #53
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This tank has really come together nicely. I love the complex structure of stone and wood you have created for the fish! I would not have thought of cichlids for this tank, but they fit in beautifully. I love the part of the vid where they ham it up for the camera. Cichlids are always interesting; as for what kind you have, looks to me like you have one or two of each!
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:27 PM   #54
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Cats just stare sometimes, really nothing to do with my tanks.
& the guitar, amp, pedal.. that's mine !! though i don't play like a Boss.. lolll

Tom' i didn't know it would come up this way either, thought of a scooling fish fish, the tried mollies... put the mollies in the volcano theme tank, and saw these super smart little creatures at the store. I mean i just couldn't walk away without them! they might outgrow the tank... in a while, but that's okay, i love making new tanks!
there's 8 of them don't remember all of the names... quite new to cichlids. One with spots got a lil deformity at the jaw, which i personaly didn't notice at the store till they spoke of a rebate on him, but in my new tank, it looks superbe.
ANd I've noticed unlike other fish, they tend to actually come at the glass to socialize with you, its quite nice.
Now let time do it's magic, as the plants fill up more and fish get huge and all shall b peachy ! I'm still not sure if this tank could ever do any type of contest considering some cichlids i read were from streams, other from Malawi, hence why the mossy branches n loads of stones/caves.
What's your opinion on the scape?
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:39 PM   #55
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Thats to cool! really really like this!

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Old 08-28-2012, 04:10 PM   #56
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...What's your opinion on the scape?
Well, I like it. Thought I said that already.

I am hoping further growth will hide some of the structural issues and make it all seem blended together, like, well, like an oasis!
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:28 AM   #57
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Tanks come on really well


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Old 09-03-2012, 06:19 PM   #58
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Thank you
I happen to have had a wild Idea...
I could, theoretically, expend, hence double, this tanks size. When I built it i wasn't thinking that ciclids would live in it.
Now it crossed my mind that they might really outgrow this set-up and instead of getting them a bigger tank, I can simply take down one side panel, build the same tank next to it and silicone them together. Then I could also invite the neighbors for a pool party in my 108 gallon.. lol jk
Ahhh... wild projects yet again... stay posted lol
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:08 AM   #59
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Got a new Filter, Fluval 105, does the job right !! Added some rocks cuz had some fighting going on, but everyones ok now. Seems like the Jewel cichlids said to b most aggressive are the most peaceful in there. The one Venustus in all the front shots is the master of Oasis.
So here are some updates.


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Old 09-04-2012, 10:57 PM   #60
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