View Full Version : my 55G :)
05-17-2009, 11:55 PM
Here is my 55g cichlid tank, sorry for the split picture but its the best I could do for now!
05-18-2009, 12:09 AM
Great looking set up and the pic isn't that bad. :ssmile:
05-18-2009, 12:18 AM
Nice looking setup.
05-18-2009, 12:24 AM
Very nice! What are the inhabitants?
05-18-2009, 12:55 AM
You can't see them but theres 2 rustys, 2 blue johannis, 2 yellow labs, 2 acei's 2 spotted raphaels and 1 pleco... I'd like to change it over to a tangyanikan eventually
05-18-2009, 01:16 AM
I like the rocks!!! Nice tank!!!!!!!!!
05-18-2009, 03:10 AM
Very cool Tank!
That is very close to what I am hoping to come out with for the 90gal that I'm putting together!
05-18-2009, 03:19 AM
It is a nice set up!thumbs2:
I do hope those rocks are as well placed as they look.lol:22:
05-18-2009, 04:59 PM
nice setup thumbs2:
05-18-2009, 06:15 PM
looks great! Good job thumbs2:
05-18-2009, 06:18 PM
Nice looking tank! African rift lake setup I assume? Must be some very happy Mbuna cichlids in there. :19:
05-18-2009, 11:34 PM
Yep they are quite happy.. and yes the rocks are placed well haha, they bottom rocks are sunk deep into the sand, and there is silicone holding certain pieces of it together.
I can rock the tank slightly back and forth with no movement of the rocks (except the top one which has nothing weighing it down).. I recently had to take it all apart so it looks slightly different then I originally had it..
beware to all of you who are trying to do a setup like this, it is very difficult to clean the substrate if you are using a narrow tank like my 55g is, and you will find yourself taking it apart to suck up the poop that your vacuum cannot get to.. be prepared.
There is actually a huge cave in the bottom right corner that you cannot see too well. It was made out of 3 large pieces of slate, one runs along the back of the tank, the other which you can see, runs along the side, and with a flat piece on top, all siliconed together, it makes a very sturdy cave.. (and a support for the rest of the tiers) if you look carefully you can see where I got a little silicone happy between the top and side piece.
Honey Badger 1
05-18-2009, 11:45 PM
very nice looking tank thumbs2:
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