african cichlid tank build, video update

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02 Mar 2014 23:07 #61 by alan 64 (alan)

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03 Mar 2014 01:53 - 03 Mar 2014 01:54 #62 by alan 64 (alan)
Last edit: 03 Mar 2014 01:54 by alan 64 (alan). Reason: vid

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04 Mar 2014 11:47 #63 by Redser (Richard)
Hi Alan
I have being following your progress with much interest from the start. Your tank is looking very good, and the video is class. It was fantastic to be able to see how you overcame and solved the problems with the help and support of the forum. When I first saw your idea of using materials you chose I was wondering if it would work but it has and fair play to you.
Look forward to your next installment.

Richard

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04 Mar 2014 19:45 #64 by alan 64 (alan)
thanks richard i think my next step is some l.e.d s for the tank

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18 Mar 2014 21:33 #65 by alan 64 (alan)


cheap led fitted for night time 10 euro on ebay defo good value

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18 Mar 2014 21:35 #66 by alan 64 (alan)


new stock added also watch out for the maisoni reef he is looking sweet

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18 Mar 2014 22:03 #67 by alan 64 (alan)
change the setting on the bottom of the videobar to 1080 hd and its alot clearer

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19 Mar 2014 02:55 #68 by alan 64 (alan)


some of the fish colours in the led lighting

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30 Apr 2014 13:25 #69 by alan 64 (alan)

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30 Apr 2014 13:28 #70 by alan 64 (alan)
just a quick update on how the tank is going its getting a nice natural look i am getting some green algea on the rocks and the brown algea is dying down

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30 Apr 2014 14:11 #71 by ger310 (Ger .)
Ah yeh looking good Alan :)

Has you background faded in any way? if i remember correctly you didn't use a sealent so just curious,cheers

Ger

What do you call a three legged Donkey?

A Wonkey....duh ha :)

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30 Apr 2014 15:19 #72 by alan 64 (alan)
its hard to tell ger i havnt realy noticed mate it might be a slight shade lighter alright

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30 Apr 2014 15:38 #73 by paulv (paul vickers)
If only I can project your tank onto my wall i would not bother keeping my own tanks, just watch yours.

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30 Apr 2014 22:07 #74 by alan 64 (alan)
Cheers paul thanks for the compliment on the tank mate

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01 May 2014 06:32 #75 by paulv (paul vickers)
All your dedication and hard work can be seen in thd end result. Be aware of over stocking.

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01 May 2014 17:31 #76 by alan 64 (alan)
i have stocked on the high side hoping too keep agression down i know these fish will cause alot of mess but im hoping the organic aqua will keep them healthy and so far it is i have only lost one fish since starting the tank .

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02 May 2014 22:29 #77 by Zebrapleco (samuel wasson)
Looks great and the colours of your fish are brilliant. So as to make your bbackground did you just use standard cement and did you mix the cement with sand. Also just wondering what are the dimensions of your tank. I'm afraid I was lasy with my own cichlid set up and just went down to the lake and gathered a few stones. But would love to use this method to make a few caves for my tanks.

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03 May 2014 14:59 #78 by alan 64 (alan)
hi zebra no i just used cement with no sand u need to mix it to a batter kind of texture and paint it on and do several coats i added cement pigment to colour the cement, the tank is around 100cmx62x48 roughly i think

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03 May 2014 22:55 #79 by irish-zx10r (James feenan)
will you be making more background fantastic job tank and fish look great any plans for future projects?

Something fishie going on here

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04 May 2014 13:30 #80 by alan 64 (alan)
thanks irish i defo want a 5-6 foot tank at some stage maybee il do a big background in it im not sure but as for now im just happy watching my fish grow i also have a small planted tank i must do a vid and throw it up here

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14 May 2014 23:58 #81 by alan 64 (alan)

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14 May 2014 23:59 #82 by alan 64 (alan)
just wondering what u guys think is wrong with this fella and whats the best option of treatment

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15 May 2014 07:00 #83 by paulv (paul vickers)
Is it possible it got caught in a rock/tight space?. The fish looks good colour and is swimming openly so im ruling out disease. Treat with melafix and keep a close eye on all the other fish in the tank.

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15 May 2014 10:21 #84 by alan 64 (alan)
i was thinking he might of scraped it but the affected area has increased so thats what has me concerned

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15 May 2014 12:07 #85 by paulv (paul vickers)
Could be the scales dying of. Maybe others can offer advise.

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15 May 2014 13:08 #86 by Santiagovalcarcel (Santiago)
Hi Alan

I agree with Paul as it looks like it got caught in a rock, i had a similar case long ago when used to keep Malawis. Mine recovered pretty quick but I had to take him to a separate tank as the others started being aggressive.

Hope it recovers as it it a stunning fish and one I was looking for for ages and never got to have :-D

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15 May 2014 15:38 #87 by alan 64 (alan)
i got some melafix as i dont want to take a chance with this fish as u said santiago ye dont see them too often

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25 May 2014 14:27 #88 by alan 64 (alan)
i have used the melafix for a week and he looks like he is getting worse his tail looks like it got a batterting so i went and bought a tank for a hospital tank and put him in there today hopefully he improves and i can build him up to go back in the main tank and use the new tank for hospital tank or fry raising

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29 May 2014 23:13 #89 by alan 64 (alan)

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29 May 2014 23:16 #90 by alan 64 (alan)
Set up a hospital tank for this lad feeding small and often to build him up as he is skinny around the head and stomach, his right side looks like all the tissue is dying but it dosnt look like a fungus his right side is developing a small patch now, i am treating with melafix but it dosnt seem to be improving anything, he swims and acts and feeds v well ant suggestions will be very welcomed

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