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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-31-2010, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
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150G SA Cichlid Rescape

I spent a couple of hours on the tank the other day. I tore out everything added a new larger piece of wood and took out most of the chewed up branches. I replaced its 4ft 260watt PC fixture with a 6ft 160watt HOT5. I had sold my green terror and 5 of the Geophagus a few weeks prior to make room for 2 Bumblebee Oscars. Here are the results...

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I am debating on replacing those swords or moving them elsewhere and adding some Crinum. Still have to pile on its 2nd AC110 if that seller can ever send me one that isnt broken. I also need to find something better than black sponge to cover those XP3 tubes, why in the hell they decided to make them light blue is beyond me.

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Some pics of the occupants, here is one of the Rotkeil severums

and one of the G.abalios

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Ah sweet man. I've been thinking of setting up a planted geo tank for a while for some Tapajo Reds and have been looking around for someone who has done the same thing.
Looking good!


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Looks great, but the white balance on the camera needs to be adjusted, I think. Is everything really so greenish?


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awesome tank and awesome fish. love the geo's.

whats the smaller cichlid underneath your geo in your last pic?
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Nice tank all around. I love the scape and the fish. Very natural looking IMO.


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Its a combo of the bulbs and the fact I didnt adjust the white balance for this tank. The smaller fish is a female Rainbow cichlid. Geos are great planted tank fish, always funny when people suggest never putting larger cichlids with plants. Many work with tough species of flora if raised up with live plants.

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Love it! Stunning!


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Nice. Pics of the oscars?
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Thanks, Im going to add plants from my 100G rescape and get some new pics up in a day or so.

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I wanted to see closer to what the colors on those fish really look like. I hope you don't mind me posting these (LMK if so and I'll pull them). The white balance on your camera is way off. Please adjust it so we all drool more over your cool fish!





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Yeah I dont always bother to change it from shooting other things to pics of the tanks. Thanks, looks much better with it fixed properly. lol

I have a strange Oscar Id like to get photos of, he is a variant known as an "bumblebee oscar" A.orbicularis. Only he has never developed the yellow banding or an eyespot...so he is a jet black Oscar without any markings.

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What substrate is that? Pool filter sand?


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Very nice I love it.
Geophagus have always been a fav of mine.
Do they dig up plants?


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Its Caribsea Torpedo Beach sand. Its really fine crushed gravel more than anything. They can still sift it but I can vac it much easier than sand. With a 10" L330 Royal in there one needs to vacuum the substrate alot.

They dont bother the plants, granted all of my plants are tied down to something. I wouldnt suggest them for a traditional planted tank. But heavily rooted plants or plants you can anchor do just fine.

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