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Photo Caption: 75 GAL. BUILT INTO WALL WITH ACCESS IN WALK IN CLOSET AREA. TWO OVER HEAD CAN LIGHTS FOR MAINTENANCE, OVER TOP STRIP LIGHT- MOONLIGHT, 55 GAL SUMP FILTER W. UV STERILIZER AND HEATER BELOW 75 GAL. UTAH LACE ROCK ON SMALL CRUSHED GRAVEL, FEW PEICES OF CRUSHED CORAL, MY LOCAL TAP IS HARD AND GOOD CICHLID PH. THE ENTIRE SETUP WAS CUSTOM BUILT AND INSTALLED BY MYSELF AND HOBBYIST FRIEND/PROFESSIONAL. ALSO HAVE OLD MAGNUM 350 CANISTER FILTER THAT I USE THE MICRON INSERT AND RUN EVERY SO OFTEN, 20% WATER CHANGE EVERY WEEK. SWITCHED TO 50/50 REEF SUN BULBS AND WISH I DID LONG AGO. AWESOME COLOR DETAIL. added a 5.5 gallon refugium/plant tank to the 55 gal sump
75 gallons freshwater fish tank (mostly fish and non-living decorations) - 75 GAL. BUILT INTO WALL WITH ACCESS IN WALK IN CLOSET AREA. TWO OVER HEAD CAN LIGHTS FOR MAINTENANCE, OVER TOP STRIP LIGHT- MOONLIGHT, 55 GAL SUMP FILTER W. UV STERILIZER AND HEATER BELOW 75 GAL. UTAH LACE ROCK ON SMALL CRUSHED GRAVEL, FEW PEICES OF CRUSHED CORAL, MY LOCAL TAP IS HARD AND GOOD CICHLID PH. THE ENTIRE SETUP WAS CUSTOM BUILT AND INSTALLED BY MYSELF AND HOBBYIST FRIEND/PROFESSIONAL. ALSO HAVE OLD MAGNUM 350 CANISTER FILTER THAT I USE THE MICRON INSERT AND RUN EVERY SO OFTEN, 20% WATER CHANGE EVERY WEEK. SWITCHED TO 50/50 REEF SUN BULBS AND WISH I DID LONG AGO. AWESOME COLOR DETAIL. added a 5.5 gallon refugium/plant tank to the 55 gal sump

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State: Indiana
Country: United States
Description: 75 GAL. BUILT INTO WALL WITH ACCESS IN WALK IN CLOSET AREA. TWO OVER HEAD CAN LIGHTS FOR MAINTENANCE, OVER TOP STRIP LIGHT- MOONLIGHT, 55 GAL SUMP FILTER W. UV STERILIZER AND HEATER BELOW 75 GAL. UTAH LACE ROCK ON SMALL CRUSHED GRAVEL, FEW PEICES OF CRUSHED CORAL, MY LOCAL TAP IS HARD AND GOOD CICHLID PH. THE ENTIRE SETUP WAS CUSTOM BUILT AND INSTALLED BY MYSELF AND HOBBYIST FRIEND/PROFESSIONAL. ALSO HAVE OLD MAGNUM 350 CANISTER FILTER THAT I USE THE MICRON INSERT AND RUN EVERY SO OFTEN, 20% WATER CHANGE EVERY WEEK. SWITCHED TO 50/50 REEF SUN BULBS AND WISH I DID LONG AGO. AWESOME COLOR DETAIL. added a 5.5 gallon refugium/plant tank to the 55 gal sump.
Advice: LET YOUR TANK CYCLE, GO BIOLOGICAL, GET SOMEONES ESTABLISHED BIOBALLS. WAIT UNTIL YOUR WATER IS READY OR TRY ZEBRA DANIOS AT FIRST. SAVE YOU RECEIPTS FROM ANYTHING YOU BUY.......
Fish Kept: AFRICAN CICHLIDS. - 2 new lamprologus compressiceps. 3- VENUSTUS' 1- YELLOW AURUATUS, 3 YELLOW LABS, 2 RUSTYS, 1 RED FIN BORLIES, , 1 ELECTRIC BLUE AHLI, 1 RED PEACOCK, 4 KENYIS, 1 BLUE EXASPERATUS, 1 AFRICAN FEATHER FIN CAT-SYNODONTIS, 1 ALBINO PEACOCK, 1 MIXED PEACOCK?, 1 BUMBLE BEA CICHLID, 3 KILLI FISH, 1 PEACOCK? 1 white pindani, 2 brichardis, 5 BLUE JOHANNIS, 2 CHINESE ALGAE EATER, AND 1 LAMP LELUPI, 2 TANGERINE CICHLIDS, 1 YELLOW TOP ZEBRA, 1 HYBRID SYNODONTIS CAT, 2 CHIPOKES, 2 BLUE MOORIS, 2 BLUE AURATUS, ALSO HAVE SOME BABYS (blue johannis, yellow labs, and rustys) THAT WERE CAUGHT AS FRY AND ARE GROWING IN REFUGIUM OF SUMP. I HAVE PLENTY OF HIDING SPACES AND ANOTHER 20 GALLONS OF WATER BEING CYCLED THRU TANK FROM SUMP FILTER. FEEDING- SPIRULINA FLAKE, NEW LIFE SPECTRUM CICHLID PELLETS, FROZEN BRINE SHRIMP, GHOST SHRIMP, AND A CAUGHT A DRAGON FLY AND FED IT TO ONE OF EM.
Corals/Plants: real JAVA FERNS, LARGE anubias, and wisteria in refugium.
Tank Size: 75 gallons
Quote: PLUG IT WITH A NUGGET- YDNA
About Yourself: STARTED IN THE HOBBY WHEN I WAS IN 7TH GRADE, HAD A JACK DEMPSY-DIED, THEN OSCARS- VERY DIRTY, WANTED AFRICAN CICHLIDS FOREVER BUT WANTED A PROFESSIONAL SET UP, FINALLY GOT EM AND THE SETUP AND AM VERY HAPPY AND SATISFIED WITH FILTRATION, HAD A FEW COMMUNITY TANKS, I LIKE MY AFRICANS BEST. SALTWATER SOMEDAY, I HAVE A FRIEND WHO RUNS A CUSTOM AQUATIC BUSINESS, AND APRECIATE HIS HELP, ADVICE, ENTHUSIAM AND HONESTY.

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Excellent looking aquarium. I, too, always wanted to keep African cichlids: beautiful colors, interesting behaviors. Nice work. fish avatar
Superb tank. I love the fact that you did it yourself. You must be proud. I'm sure you have added years to your life being immersed in doing something so beautiful and much more feeling happy by looking at it. Great job. fish avatar
thanx 4 the ranks! i am just as proud of my lace rock stacking as the fish, many caves and ever evolving...just added some nice large anubias plants, will post additional photos soon. fish avatar

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