New tank layout

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

  1. delta5Well Known MemberMember

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

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  2. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    Wow very nice! Where did you get the stones?

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  3. RivieraneoModeratorModerator 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. Adam55Well Known MemberMember

    Looks great, Delta.
  5. delta5Well Known MemberMember

    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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  6. delta5Well Known MemberMember

    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
  7. delta5Well Known MemberMember

    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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  8. delta5Well Known MemberMember

    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. Adam55Well Known MemberMember

    You the man delta!
  10. delta5Well Known MemberMember

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

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  11. TJBenderWell Known MemberMember

    Looks really nice!
  12. Stu4648Valued MemberMember

    Very cool layout, plenty of things to explore.
  13. delta5Well Known MemberMember

    Thank you. Hopefully when my 2 sunsun jvp-101 800gph pumps get here the cichlids will love the extra current.
  14. delta5Well Known MemberMember

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    Last photo I think she has eggs in her mouth.

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  15. dakotaValued MemberMember

    Good lookin tank and fish. Cichlids are a great fish and fun to watch. Thanks
  16. delta5Well Known MemberMember

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    Really loving the black background.

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  17. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

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

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  18. delta5Well Known MemberMember

    Nighttime with the 8" glo light.

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