New tank layout

Discussion in 'Members Fish Tanks' started by delta5, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. delta5

    delta5 Well Known Member Member

    Figured id post here to give new cichlid keepers some ideas.

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  2. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    Wow very nice! Where did you get the stones?


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  3. Rivieraneo

    Rivieraneo Moderator Moderator Member

    Delta, that looks really nice, the arrangement of the stones provides many hiding places, just curious, how much is the total stone weight ?
     




  4. Adam55

    Adam55 Well Known Member Member

    Looks great, Delta.
     
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    delta5

    delta5 Well Known Member Member

    Between 50-75 pounds.

    Got them from a local gravel, mulch place. All the stones were 3.50 for a 5g bucket.

    Thank you. I was going for a natural look but also lots if hiding and a nice sized cave. The cave is shaped like a c with other points of entrance.


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    delta5

    delta5 Well Known Member Member

    Updated layout.

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    EDIT: The big flat slab piece is on the bottom. I thought that maybe if I make the floor out the bottom cave one piece of limestone that the cichlids might start mating and actually start popping out eggs.

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    Last edited: Aug 12, 2014
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    delta5 Well Known Member Member

    Got another 5g bucket of limestone. I'm not to happy with the current layout but it's staying like this for now.

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    delta5

    delta5 Well Known Member Member

    Redone the layout again. This time I got closer to what I wanted, but not all the way there yet. I managed to stack up out of the water and kept the side open enough to see whats going on in most of the rocks.

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  9. Adam55

    Adam55 Well Known Member Member

    You the man delta!
     
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    delta5

    delta5 Well Known Member Member

    Latest layout. So far Tex hasn't got stuck anywhere, yet.

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  11. TJBender

    TJBender Well Known Member Member

    Looks really nice!
     
  12. S

    Stu4648 Valued Member Member

    Very cool layout, plenty of things to explore.
     
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    delta5

    delta5 Well Known Member Member

    Thank you. Hopefully when my 2 sunsun jvp-101 800gph pumps get here the cichlids will love the extra current.
     
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    delta5

    delta5 Well Known Member Member

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    Last photo I think she has eggs in her mouth.


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  15. d

    dakota Valued Member Member

    Good lookin tank and fish. Cichlids are a great fish and fun to watch. Thanks
     
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    delta5 Well Known Member Member

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    Really loving the black background.


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  17. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    Looks awesome!! I want to start a cichlid tank!


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    delta5

    delta5 Well Known Member Member

    Nighttime with the 8" glo light.

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