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Thread: Hmmm new tank??
06-26-2013, 01:16 PM #1
Hmmm new tank??
Someone at my local club is selling this nifty wee tank with a GORGEOUS 3D background, inclusive with heater, Fluval 3 filter, home-made light fixture (florescent bulbs so it won't grow plants but it would be sacrilege to cover that BG up with plants anyway) and other bits and pieces for a bargain price. It's about 27" x 13.5" 17.5", around 18.5g. Someone's obviously put a lot work into this thing. I was thinking it might look good with a group of Lamprologus occelatus (if I can get my hands on some).
What do ya'll think?
120g New World Cichlids ♦ 65g South-East Asian Planted Community ♦ 30g in-the-works ♦ 15g Tanganyikan Shell-Dwellers
06-26-2013, 02:26 PM #2
Waaaaaay cool, love all those ledges..I would buy it! Now I have to go google the species you mentioned....:)_______________________________________________
06-26-2013, 02:29 PM #3
to be brutally honest I am not huge on the background, I feel like it is a mix of two standard looks (just sand wall, and rock wall)
I think you could make your own and would look better, or if you want to come to buffalo I have a friend that makes them :).
Btw, what is the person asking for the tank, if its a good price, grab it
06-26-2013, 02:31 PM #4
06-26-2013, 03:26 PM #5
Not sure about the Lamprologus occelatus but you could have a nice small group of shellys in there and it would look good.20 gallon tall: empty
29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
10 gallon QT: empty
06-27-2013, 01:31 PM #6
3D backgrounds are nearly impossible to come by here, and if you can find them they're usually $300+. I do not have the materials, tools nor expertise to make something like this.
The whole set-up is $100. May sound expensive to you guys, but that's an absolute bargain here... This could easily go for twice that. My second-hand 5g tank cost more than that.
Limming -- I was under the impressed L. occelatus WERE shell-dwellers?? Sadly L. occelatus are the only small Tanganyikans we have available in NZ, apart from occasionally Altolamprologus calvus for a hefty $120 per-fish. And Neolamprologus brichardi but apparently those things are agro as.120g New World Cichlids ♦ 65g South-East Asian Planted Community ♦ 30g in-the-works ♦ 15g Tanganyikan Shell-Dwellers