My latest aquarium

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  1. mattyc

    mattyc Member

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    I just thaught i would post up some pictures of my latest aquarium.
    I have tryed to apply aquascaping to a plantless fish tank and this is what i came up with. hope you like it.

    Tank spec,
    Aquariums ltd rimless bracless opti-white aquarium 36x18x18 in
    Aquariums ltd cabinet in oak with black edgings
    Teratec EX1200 filter 1200 l/h
    Aqua one 500 l/h filter (when i get some lilly pipes for it)
    External heater
    arcadia classic luminair
    Unipack Zambezi Sand
    TGM bluestone 25kg
    TGM graded gravles
    Lake malawi cichlids

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    (edit for tank size)
     
  2. Mark Evans

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    wow!....i love this. the rightist most rock needs looking at, but apart from that it's killer!
     
  3. mattyc

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    thanks for your nice comment. :D

    I was a little unsure about that rock but i needed to make a bit of a hiding place for my large Synodontis eupterus catfish.

    i planned to have the rock the other way up but it just didnt work realy showed where the rock had been worked.
     
  4. Stu Worrall

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    superb setup matty. really nice rock placement and grading youve got going there with the green stone. its got a really nice blend down into the gravel/sand. Ive not seen that design of cabinet before from AQ ltd, looks cool :)
     
  5. mattyc

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    Thnaks again, i found another pick of the tank which i quite like! :)
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  6. AdAndrews

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    Beastly 8) Whats the dimensions of that tank?
     
  7. mattyc

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    the tank is 36x18x18 inches about 170L

    I have got to get this tank on PFK because i may get into the readers tanks section, stranger things have happened!! :D
     
  8. Mark Evans

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    it actually looks slick from the side shot.
     
  9. mattyc

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    Thanks i have put the tank in our hall and that is the view i get every morning when i wake up :D
     
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    Nice one! I really like it. :D
     
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    Cheers George :D

    I am glad people like it and it is realy nice to these comments from the people who have made the tanks that have inspired me!
     
  12. chilled84

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    Wow, Nice tank, That rock on right defo needs moved. Pull it away from that glass mate.
     
  13. mattyc

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    well this tank has lasted a long time, one of my cichlids has done a rescape for me by digging all the sand from under the rear rock :mad: which i have had to reposition so it dosent fall on the glass! :thumbdown: i will post up a picture of the fish's rescape when i find a camara!
     
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    haha, sounds like my tanganyikans, i have neolamprologus multifasciatus, they re-arrange everything! its soo funny to watch them though, mine spit feaces at each other too :lol: :wave:
     
  15. fishkeeper

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    nice tank :)

    I personally think more rock is needed though, though it is personal preference, as long as they are happy :D
     
  16. mattyc

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    i did think i could have put more rock in there but this rock cost well over £80 as it is!! and the fish are verry happy and there is no agression at all which isnt like cichlids.

    My local pets at home had a jack dempsy in thir cichlid tank (i was after some yellow labs) and they said i could have it because it was trying to eat all their smaller fish. so i thaught free fish that looks good so i put it in my tank, all the fish are happy so it can say!
     
  17. fishkeeper

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    Then there is no point in changing something that isnt broken :D

    WOW, never knew that the rock was so much!

    Would be nice to see any progress you make on this tank too :D
     
  18. paul.in.kendal

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    Lovely tank - I really like the rockwork, if the cichlids'll leave it alone. The end-on shot looks really dramatic. But I've got to ask - does:
    mean you're sleeping in the hall? What in heaven's name did you do to deserve THAT?! :lol:
     
  19. mattyc

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    i can see into the hall from my bedroom, the rock is starting to get algae on it which is makein it look more like the natural enviroment these fish come from. i will update with a new photo later on with the rescape carried out by the fish :twisted:

    Thanks
     
  20. AdAndrews

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    is the rock placed on the substrate or on the tank bottom, if its on the substrate then when they dig it wil fall on them.
     

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