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My 90 low-tech Tanganyikan...Update 9-14-09

I've had this tank up and running for about 2 years now...but I never thought of posting it up here until now.
Specs...
90 gal
Eheim 2217 and Aquaclear 500/100
300 watt heater
Substrate: Pool filter sand
Lights:
Current T5HO 2x54 w
Plants:
Anubias coffeefolia
Vallisneria americana gigantea
Crinum calamistratum
Bolbitis heudelotii

Fish:
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis-7
Occilatus 'gold'-3
Neolamprologus beuscheri-3
Neolamprologus calvus 'white'-5
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I've had this tank up and running for about 2 years now...but I never thought of posting it up here until now.
Specs...
90 gal
Eheim 2217 and Aquaclear 500/100
300 watt heater
Substrate: Pool filter sand
Lights:
Current T5HO 2x54 w
Plants:
Anubias coffeefolia
Vallisneria americana gigantea
Crinum calamistratum
Bolbitis heudelotii

Fish:
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis-7
Occilatus 'gold'-3
Neolamprologus beuscheri-3
Neolamprologus calvus 'white'-5
FTS


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Looks great! Excellent choice of low-light plants!
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wow i love it! the caves are awesome, and the plants look natural in there! really nice set up, good job.

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I have thought about setting up a similar tank for a while now. I really like Tanganyikan Cichlids.


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The calvus is one of my favorite fish.

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Thanks for the comments guys, I was going to break this tank down but instead I rescaped it and now I love it!


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I am glad you rescaped it. I like it a bunch. My favorite is the right side.

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ia gree, the right side has the best looking cave, and the plant placement is spot on. keep us updated.

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Cool looking tank. I've been wanting a low tech planted Tang tank. I have a shellie species tank now, but it has no plants and just shells and sand.

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gorgeous tank. I really like the caves and the plant choices. Makes me a little bit jealous actually.
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Rescaped this tank a few weeks ago...and
Haha...last night I was looking at the tank, and realized that my Neolamprologus buescheri had spawned! Sweeeeeeet!!! There were only 3 babies; I'm sure most were picked off by the other fish. Guess I'm setting up another tank for a breeding pair...damn this hobby is neverending...haha
My wife is convinced I have a major problem, and I should seek help...
I told her that is why I have you guys...


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Update...
I did a rescape on this tank, and took out all of the puddingstone, and went with all similar rocks. I added lots of Bolbitis, as well as Hygrophilia 'augustifolia'

My Neolamprologus buescheri spawned and there are baby buescheri...I think most have been eaten.
The Paracyprichromis nigripinnis also spawned and one of my 2 females is always carrying
And my White Calvus are also trying to spawn...
The floating fry container has 1 rescued nigripinnis in it
FTS...


Left Side...

Left Side again...

Right Side...


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Normally I don't like planted african cichlid tanks, but this looks great. What is the plant with the long thread-like leaves?


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Normally I don't like planted african cichlid tanks, but this looks great. What is the plant with the long thread-like leaves?
Crinum calamistratum.

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