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Tropheus Aquascaping Discussion of suitable rocks, substrates, tank decor, layout, etc.

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Show tank(s) 213 56.20%
Stock tank(s) 18 4.75%
Mix tank(s) 35 9.23%
Breeding tank(s) 49 12.93%
Beginner tank(s) 26 6.86%
Just another tank in the fishroom 35 9.23%
Other (please describe below) 3 0.79%
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I am down with the AC 110's myself, I have never had a problem with them in all of my fish keeping history. I have had great results using these and my Eheim 2217 combo and my water is always crystal clear. I have my Eheim spray bar positioned rite under my AC-110 water return and this works perfect !
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Nice poll indeed


I use a quarts sand like 3M in a light color with a little black n brown, grain size 0.8 - 1.4 mm.

I have used this medium for many years in all my tangianyka tanks with great success, only "bad" side is quarts sand can really scratch your tanks alot if your not carefull when cleaning the front glass.

The great thing about this sand is it's pretty heavy, it's very clean as all debree and grains under 0.8 mm have been filterd out. So there is absolutely no clouding the water when you fill it your tank, new sand into a filled tank and the water will be clear in less then a hour - give or take.

For my trophs I use a thin layer of sand less then a inch, rest of my tanks have a good 3-4 inch layer of sand.
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I have 3 tanks:

40 gallon fry tank and can double as a hospital tank if needed. Bare bottom and no aquascape at all. Filter by a marineland emperor 400.

265 Gallon tank
Filtered by a Marineland Acrylic Sump (Rated 300 gallon) and an FX5
I am keeping Petro Reds in it at the moment and will add Trophs soon.
I have lace rock, artificial 3D background, Samoa pink #0 aragonite sand.

180 gallon tank
Filtered by a 300 gallon rated wet/dry.
Smooth river rocks and 3m quartz sand buff s grade.
Breeding colony of WC Tropheus Ikola.

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Sounds like some nice setups that were mentioned...

This is what I have my Chaitikas, Dub and Moliro in with a Golden Nugget AE....
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-60gal Breeder (48x18x16.5)
-Filtered by a Marineland 350 and Aquaclear 70 Power Head with a Sponge (My way of Water Polishing and it works great!)
-Substrate is Mostly CaribSea Seaflor: Aruba Puka Shell and some Natural Gravel
-Lighting is a pair of 24" Single Bulb Flourecents and a 36" Coralife T5 with True Actinic and 10k bulbs...

Have some stacked rocks with ample tight spaces and faux plants for juvie Cover if they need it. (Don't really like the faux plants though...)






Thanks for letting me share...

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Figured that I'd add my 180gallon setup now that it's finished. Kindof forgot about this thread....




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Nice tank dude.

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Mr. Johnson @ Apr 16 2011, 12:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Nice tank dude.[/b]
Thanks, to bad they mowed all of those Vallisnerias down to the roots... I moved all of them to a Clarity Plus 180gallon as well as the Anubias, which are doing well I might add...

Here it is... I'm in the process of finishing the stand and making a Canopy for it...




The Anubias with new shoots... There are 2 Seperate rhizomes...





And it's Filtered using the Dual Overflows and 3/4" returns, hooked up to an FX5.... Stay crystal clear!


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Wow, do you plan on adding more filters?
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Mr. Johnson @ May 15 2011, 07:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Wow, do you plan on adding more filters?[/b]
I have a 60 gallon breeder [48 x 18 x 16?] That I was considering using if I needed to.... But with water changes every week to 1.5 weeks the parameters are fine.... the Fx5 is rated for upto a 400 gallon tank. Of course that dependant on stock and feeding habits. I have 45 juvies in there and a golden nugget. The trophs are all 3" and under. I'm not one to overfeed as well....

With the one FX5 output split into two 3/4" returns with round nozzles on them and the angles tht they are, the water swirrels in the tank upward. There is never any settling of the waste so far... But I will keep and eye on the parameters and if need be then I will turn that 60 gval into a sump. I made the stand deep enough front to back to easily fit it under the tank. I would just have to plumb it. The bulk heads are ready.
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WOW, nice clean looking tank, that water looks sparkly, like the idea of splitting the outflow on the FX5, cheers for posting.......
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