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Tank Update
Posted May 20, 2008 at 04:06:46 PM by Bean in the Obsessions category
I've been itchin' to post some good pics of my redone 75G cichlid tank.

I swapped blue gravel for 50% crushed coral and 50% pebbles and put down some light diffuser paneling on the bottom of the tank. I set up the rocks so that they supported a deep base of coral/rocks in the rear of the tank and left an open area in the front. I built two separate rock piles (THR on the left, random stuff from the LFS on the right). I also painted the trim on the tank black, to match the stand. To top it off, an art teacher friend of mine made me a custom background oil painting. The painting matches the rock formations and plants in the tank and really adds a great custom look!

Before:


After:


I plan on replacing my single tube light with twin tubes at some point in the future. The Fichcam (ie only) looks into the right side of the tank, if you care to take a live peak.
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6 comments
Brad (May 22, 2008 at 07:15:55 AM):
Looks good man. I think you should get some smaller tanks and connect them with tubes like they do with hamster cages.
bigD (May 22, 2008 at 08:03:59 AM):
TUBES!
Stef (May 22, 2008 at 01:58:03 PM):
Please do not provide any additional suggestions....
bean (May 23, 2008 at 09:02:37 AM):
Don't let stef's snide comments fool you. She likes the tank too.
bigD (May 23, 2008 at 09:18:54 AM):
She has to like it, she married you and has to like the same stuff as you, it's state law!
Kathleen (June 09, 2008 at 05:01:06 PM):
Two fish are in a tank, and one says to the other, "How do you drive this thing?"

Ok sorry for that.. I heard you had before and after pictures up, and I had to check it out. It phptographs really well. I had a new idea recently, and it may be an interesting addition to any tank. I could make a plaster cast of someone's face, or anything for that matter, and glaze it up nicely, then throw it in the bottom.

P.S. I think you still should hide Stef's keys in there.

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