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    55g tank setup for Africans

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    Ben

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    55g tank setup for Africans

    Post by Ben on Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:00 am

    Just a couple pics of the actual tank. All the fish can be found under the African section. Just looking for opinions on the lace rock.

    Full tank shot.


    The white stuff in here is some type of coral I think. I won it at our auction when we held a meeting. Vixen has to tell me what it is everytime and I never remember lol.


    This is the lace rock I have stacked. Looking for opinions on this. The sand is stacked in the front because one of my sunburst moved it out of his cave lol.
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    Re: 55g tank setup for Africans

    Post by H2O Nyck on Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:03 am

    Love the look of it!!! I think you should spread the lace rock out a little more, Or add some, I think the white rock, looks like Texas Holey Rock. Its great for african tanks It dissolves slowly over a long period of time buffering the ph the way africans love it.
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    Re: 55g tank setup for Africans

    Post by Fern on Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:37 am

    The white rock is limestone, holey rock is just the fancy version.

    I like it! Just make sure it is stable and wont collapse.
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    Re: 55g tank setup for Africans

    Post by Ben on Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:44 am

    Its very stable right now. The plan started out to make it kinda like a v in the tank. But i won those 2 white pieces and really liked them lol. So I may move them to the middle and stack lace rock on both side and add a few more pieces. Not to sure what to do with it.
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    Re: 55g tank setup for Africans

    Post by Fern on Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:11 am

    Making them your center piece sounds nice!
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    Re: 55g tank setup for Africans

    Post by alan j t on Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:09 pm

    very nice looking tank
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    Re: 55g tank setup for Africans

    Post by FishVixen on Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:18 pm

    The rock is older and more dense than holey rock. From an ancient coral bed in Minnesota somewhere.
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    Re: 55g tank setup for Africans

    Post by Ben on Mon May 16, 2011 12:43 am

    An updated picture after I reworked some rocks and added a few new ones.

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    Re: 55g tank setup for Africans

    Post by Fern on Mon May 16, 2011 1:30 pm

    Oh I bet they love that!

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    Re: 55g tank setup for Africans

    Post by bingerz on Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:58 am

    looks great both ways!! i try to change the rocks every so often....it only takes a few minutes to do mine plus it helps in curbing some aggression. looks great!! put up more pictures as it changes!

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