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55G Low Tech w/Calvus Cichlids - Updated 10-15-15

This will be the journal for my 55G that I am building for my Calvus.

I will use clay rich yard soil and BlacK Diamond as the substrate, assuming it works well in my 10g.

Filtration will be a Penn-Plax Cascade canister that I have plumbed to an hob filled with lava rock. The intake will have a sponge placed over it.

Lighting will be dual fluorescents that will fit into my existing fixtures. Open to suggestions on tubes.

Here is the legend for the layout map:
A: Stacked sandstone rock pile with embedded Calvus caves. The sandstone will have moss placed around the pile.
B: Bladed, short type plants. Unknown seeking suggestions.
C: Granite block: I am going to use rubbing compound and a Makita buffing wheel to polish the face some. I will place moss on top of the granite block.
D:Vesuvius sword
E: Another tall plant unknown. Suggestions please?
F: Lower height bushy plants. Suggestions welcome and appreciated.
G: Moss bed

Livestock will be two Calvus, 6-8 Cyprichromis leptosoma, and trumpet snails for soil aeration. Open to suggestions for additional tank mates.

Ideas and suggestions welcomed and appreciated. Thanks for looking.

Last edited by thedood; 10-15-2015 at 06:41 PM. Reason: Change Thread Title
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