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55g african cichlid (mbuna) set up.

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by buzz4520, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    did a complete tear down, cleaned the glass (inside and out), painted on the background (flat black) and releveled the stand.
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  2. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    Wow! that looks soo nice.
    I never had luck with gravel being we have crappy water pressure- makes it too hard to siphon using a python so I've always been pretty much forced to do sand substrates.

    Hint for those with cruddy water pressure & wanting to use python no spill clean n' fill or similar-- go barebottom or use sand. Lol!
     
  3. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    thanks dawn ! we don't use the faucet adapter when we vacuum/fill the tanks, graity siphon down the drain (winter time) or out the back door to the flower garden. i made an adapter that hooks up to the shower spicket to fill the tanks.
     
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    I always wanted to hook up my tanks with a flush valve (like at my 1 local petstore).
    Man, the things I woulda did early on if they had computers like today!
    But then again, maybe that's a good thing because then I think of the money I'd have spent. haha!
     
  5. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    i would love to set up an auto water changer.
     
  6. MasterBlue

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    lol, nice set-up =3 I envy you =P
    ~~lol~~
    ( Drowning guy o.o; )
     
  7. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    here's some more pics of my african cichlids.
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  9. MasterBlue

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    So, what requirements do African Cichlid's need? I may make my 50 gallon a cichlid tank once everything said and done...
     
  10. buzz4520

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  11. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    That depends on which africans. Each lake have there own needs as well as the riverine species.