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135g mixed african setup

This is a discussion on 135g mixed african setup within the Tank Journals forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; This tank is the reason I have not updated my 135g journal. That project was side tracked because I found ...

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    This tank is the reason I have not updated my 135g journal. That project was side tracked because I found an awesome deal on another135g tank/stand setup. The tank needed some serious cleaning but luckily there was no scratches under all the gunk I cleaned off and the tank was resealed a year ago. The stand was originally a fake wood melamine color so I patched any deep scratches and painted it a satin black and added some door handles. I added some 2x4 post within the stand to beef it up. Still have to adjust the hinges, as you can see in the pics the doors are not aligned.

    I like my tanks with no background but also hate seeing any equipment in the tank, especially any out of place wires. I had a friend make a fake overflow box for me. Its just a 3 sided, 3.5"W x 10"L x 24"H black plexiglass with 5 x 1" holes on either side and 4 x 1" holes drilled on the bottom front. I have my fx5 intake, 300w heater and room for a internal UV sterilizer and another intake for an extra canister filter. The hoses for the canister and any wires run behind the overflow box. Only equipment visible are 2 hydor power heads. Its hard to pick up the look this gives in photos but its a pretty cool effect in person running no back ground.

    The lighting in some of the pics looks different but that's just me messing around with the camera settings. I have no idea what I am doing when taking these pics so any insight on taking better pics of fish is much appreciated.

    Any questions feel free to ask and love some feedback on the tank good or bad welcome.

    The majority of the equipment and fish were purchased through members on this site.






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    This is the first fish I acquired since getting back into the hobby. Hes a very large vc10 I got from Moloto.


    Bicolor500 I got from Charles. This guy had no color when I bought him about 5 weeks ago. He got big quick and color is amazing... My nicest fish IMO.


    Redtop zebra I got from Jrock


    Anyone know what type of peacock he is? I think he is a hybrid... acquired him from Tequilla.


    White calvus, forgot the username of the member I acquired him from
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    Here are some updated shots of the other 135g setup. I have not touched this project in almost 2 months. Now that I have this bedroom tank setup I can slowly finish this other tank project and not rush it.

    Please ignore the messy garage




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    Quote Originally Posted by AKAmikeross View Post
    That the Rhino you got from me in the bottom right?

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    ^^^ that's him... about an inch bigger since you last saw him. He's looking good, no one messes with him and he seems to being doing well in my african water parameters. He has so many hiding spots in this new tank that I rarely see him out... hard to get more pics of him but he's growing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKAmikeross View Post
    ^^^ that's him... about an inch bigger since you last saw him. He's looking good, no one messes with him and he seems to being doing well in my african water parameters. He has so many hiding spots in this new tank that I rarely see him out... hard to get more pics of him but he's growing.
    Thought so. :-) I miss him my bristlenose hides too much. :-(
    Oh wow he has grown. :-)
    That is good he did well.^^
    Aw. Lol I now those feels with that simple piece of drift wood I had. Haha.

    I'm so glad he is doing well. :-) would love to see a picture when he is even bigger. XD hurry up and grow little guy! Lol.

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    Love your tank. Looks like a sunshine peacock maybe
    500 gallon plywood tank
    230 motor stingray breeding tank. led lighting, dual sump sump,and drip system
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    Looking awesome! How are your SJ fish doing that you picked up from us?

 

 
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