African Cichlids / Mbunai Tank - New Pictures! :-) 75 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Tank Photos' started by AlexAlex, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. AlexAlex

    AlexAlexWell Known MemberMember

    1. The fish tank with the camera flash on.

    2. The fish tank without the camera flash.

    3. My new pair of Lombardoi Kenyi's! I love these!

    4. One of my Blue Cobalt's.

    5. One of my Albino Redtop's.

    6. My biggest Orange Zebra (Kenyi in the background).

    7. One of my Albino Socolofi's.

    8. My biggest Yellow Lab.

    9. Semi-Group photo! lol

    10. One of my Syno's.
  2. Cichlidnut

    CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    Looking good! Very well done.
  3. Mer-max

    Mer-maxWell Known MemberMember

    Looks good! I'm jealous
  4. Magoo

    MagooFishlore VIPMember

    Beautiful home you have for your fish there :) well done
  5. bibbster

    bibbsterNew MemberMember

  6. troyvsc

    troyvscWell Known MemberMember

    Nice Tank. I love the black substrate. What kind is it?
  7. OP

    AlexAlexWell Known MemberMember

    The substrate is Black Diamond Sandblasting Sand - You can get it at Tractor Supply; $7.99 for 50 Lbs. It's the best substrate I have ever used.
  8. troyvsc

    troyvscWell Known MemberMember

    Thought it might be. I am still trying to figure a way to get some as I live in the OC and the closest Tractor supply is 300 miles away.
  9. OP

    AlexAlexWell Known MemberMember

    Some of the stores, especially if you call the main office, might send you a bag. Just remember, if they do, the shipping would probably be triple the cost. But even at that, this sand is awesome IMO.
  10. troyvsc

    troyvscWell Known MemberMember

    I can get a bag of Black Beauty for 16.99 and its only 30 miles away. It is essentially the same stuff but have only heard good things about black Diamond but have heard some bad stuff about Black Beauty although it varies greatly on who you talk to.
  11. OP

    AlexAlexWell Known MemberMember

    I have never used Black Beauty, but have read some bad and good reviews online. Sometimes I have used something for my fish tanks that have gotten some bad reviews but worked out for me quite well.

    Overall, sometimes reviews can be overrated. I think we ourselves in our own experiences can be the best review for products, so to speak.

    For example: When I first mentioned that I was using Black Diamond, a member of the forum advised against it because of the oil based content. Several other members have used it in their tanks for quite some time and have never experienced anything bad from it (including me).