It Begins... 40B African Cichlid Tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Dom90, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    So I grabbed this last night in the nick of time, Petco was closing in 5 minutes!

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  2. LeoDiaz

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    Lol last min shopping.
     
  3. OP
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    Dom90

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    Haha yea... had to get the job done whatever means possible. Doing some Amazon shopping to get filter, heater, and cichlid sand.
     




  4. LeoDiaz

    LeoDiazFishlore VIPMember

    You going to spend the extra money for "cichlid sand"?
     
  5. OP
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    Dom90

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    Might as well go for broke, I'm spending all this money, a few more bucks wont break the bank :D
     




  6. Geoff

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    Go big or go home.
     
  7. OP
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    Dom90

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  8. LeoDiaz

    LeoDiazFishlore VIPMember

    Lol go big or go home. I just dont find a point of having to pay $20 or so for each 20pound bag when you can just get one 50 pound bag of PFS or black diamond.
     
  9. OP
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    Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Well, all I need is 40 pounds of sand so thats why I bought that on Amazon.
     
  10. LeoDiaz

    LeoDiazFishlore VIPMember

    You might even use less depending if use rockwork or not.
     
  11. OP
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    Dom90

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    Yea I'll probably have to get some rocks as well. Just getting the basics in first. I decided to go with Fluval 106 canister + Aqueon Quietflow 20 for aeration.
     
  12. LeoDiaz

    LeoDiazFishlore VIPMember

    Nice you choose to get a canister instead hob.
     
  13. OP
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    Dom90

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    Yea I have a Fluval 406 on the 75g so I stick by Fluval, real good brand and products. I was just gonna get the 206 but I had this HOB lying around, might as well make use of it.
     
  14. LeoDiaz

    LeoDiazFishlore VIPMember

    Have you got the stand or your making your own?
     
  15. OP
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    Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    DIY from Lowes lol...

     
     
  16. LeoDiaz

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  17. OP
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    Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Yes. For the stand, I plan to stack the 40B and 29 on different shelves, that way water changes are easy. I dont have to drag the hose to two different places.
     
  18. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Congrats on the new tank!
     
  19. LeoDiaz

    LeoDiazFishlore VIPMember

    I said crushed coral wasnt as good as sand for a tank. Nvm you do what you want is your tank.
     
  20. OP
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    Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    !!! I gotta cancel my order then lol. Luckily, the order on Amazon hasnt shipped yet, so I was able to cancel the order.

    I was pretty sure the description said "Cichlid sand", i made the order at 6 in the morning lol.
     




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