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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by coco » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:27 pm

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Cichlid tanks are beautiful. Back in my single days I had a 40 gallon tank featuring a pair of large Tiger Oscars. They were high maintenance and intolerant of any other fish besides bottom feeders, but man, they were mesmerizing to watch.

I'm anxious to see your progress, DL.
Almost as good as watching a lioness take down a wildebeest on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.
Almost.
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by Thunktank » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:30 pm

Oh I get it! This is a wait and see game! :dance:
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by DepartedLight » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:15 pm

Thunktank wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Oh I get it! This is a wait and see game! :dance:
First up, I am making three sections that will puzzle together.

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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by Thoth » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:16 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:15 pm
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Oh I get it! This is a wait and see game! :dance:
First up, I am making three sections that will puzzle together.
You give the fish too much credit. :P
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by Bloodhound » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:50 am

Very nice! The stacked rock will look great! Have you decided on colors yet or shades...dark looks good with bright fish oh and lighting...colored or?

I guess I could just watch and see...OK disregard the questions...just hurry up and post more pics of the build
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:13 am

Bloodhound wrote:
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Very nice! The stacked rock will look great! Have you decided on colors yet or shades...dark looks good with bright fish oh and lighting...colored or?

I guess I could just watch and see...OK disregard the questions...just hurry up and post more pics of the build
:lol: :lol:

Gonna be dark charcoalie flavored.

Tank came with neato white LED lights. I'll be replacing half of them with blue.

No plants.

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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by Bloodhound » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:51 am

DepartedLight wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:13 am
Bloodhound wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:50 am
Very nice! The stacked rock will look great! Have you decided on colors yet or shades...dark looks good with bright fish oh and lighting...colored or?

I guess I could just watch and see...OK disregard the questions...just hurry up and post more pics of the build
:lol: :lol:

Gonna be dark charcoalie flavored.

Tank came with neato white LED lights. I'll be replacing half of them with blue.

No plants.
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by TNLawPiper » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:46 pm

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Will it need to be cleaned regularly? How will you clean it, or will the fish do that for you?

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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by DepartedLight » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:09 pm

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Will it need to be cleaned regularly? How will you clean it, or will the fish do that for you?
I am a fan of regular tank maintenance. Africans are easy if you don't do plants. This tank will have no plants, more in line with their natural habitat.

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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by Bloodhound » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:40 pm

What product do you cover the foam with?
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:59 pm

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What product do you cover the foam with?
I haven't got far enough to have all the details on sealing and painting but, before that is runny cement.

Runny. Cement.

I'm gonna make sand castle texture everywhere.

I'd like to add Amethyst if anyone is looking to contribute. Small geodes would look cool.

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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:52 am

When I had my tank up and running, I went to the Uncompahgre (say that 3 times fast) river and collected a bunch of rocks and then used about 1/4 of them in the tank. They were just smooth river rocks though...not very cool other than the fact they came from the local river.
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Re: TTF-HQ Fish Tank

Post by DepartedLight » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:11 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:52 am
When I had my tank up and running, I went to the Uncompahgre (say that 3 times fast) river and collected a bunch of rocks and then used about 1/4 of them in the tank. They were just smooth river rocks though...not very cool other than the fact they came from the local river.
Oh, nay, sir. Nay, I say! I dig natural tanks like that. River stone looks best wet.

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