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Re: Tanganyika Biotope tanks

Postby jerrytheplater » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:22 pm

Jim, did you tell us before how large your tank is? I don't remember if you did. Is that a home made background? I didn't see any Trophs in there. Are they? If not, what are you getting?

The center rock made me laugh a little. My first impression of it was that it looks something like an eel or other creature rising up from the substrate. We are looking at its underside and the mouth is grinning at us as it just finishes gulping the last Troph.
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Re: Tanganyika Biotope tanks

Postby finnyas » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:11 am

Hi Jerry,
yep the tank is a 180 and it is plumbed to 2 100 gal sumps, the first has live plants in it the second is empty at this point . I want to fill it with deep sand for some nitrate/nitrite reduction.
There are red rainbow tropheus in there about 34 , the background stands out just a bit from the back and the tropheus like to hang out in the back of the background. They are getting used to the tank and are now spending more time out in front of the tank then they used to.
I took the second return and have it returning back behind the background so it doesn't have any dead flow spots for detritus to settle
I hadn't noticed the rock design till you said something , your right
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Re: Tanganyika Biotope tanks

Postby finnyas » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:13 am

here is the filter setup
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Re: Tanganyika Biotope tanks

Postby jerrytheplater » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:30 pm

Jim

I sure hope the Trophs get more comfortable in front. I know you want to see them.

What plants are you growing in the sump?

Your total volume is about 380 gallons? (less volume for background and sand) Thats really great. 10 gallons per Troph. Any other fish planned?
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Re: Tanganyika Biotope tanks

Postby finnyas » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:31 pm

The plants in the sump are swords and crypt wendetii, I think . The sword I am not sure of species . I also have some java moss
In with the trophs are 2 pair of brevis kitumba and I had 4 Callochromis pleurospilus Flame Rainbow, however I have lost 2 of them somewhere along the line. I will replace the callo's and a female kitumba brevis, I may slip a couple of black pearl comps in.
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Re: Tanganyika Biotope tanks

Postby jerrytheplater » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:45 pm

Bump because I found some more good Tanganyika videos. Will post up tomorrow.
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Re: Tanganyika Biotope tanks

Postby jerrytheplater » Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:37 pm

I guess I forgot to post up these videos

Battle of the Shells https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... mnoq1Rfv6o

Tales of Shells and Dust https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... E3XqH2i18o
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