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Post by Drake-tripod on Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:25 pm

oh wow thats interesting didnt know that could happen
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Post by theswede on Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:00 pm

I hope you keep a bunch of the fry. They should be easy to sell when you can show off the parents to potential buyers. I always liked aggressive cichlids. I guess it´s hard to have any tank mates with the red devil. When they don´t even accept the algae magnet. How big tank do you think you would need to be able to hold more species of cichlids together with the red devils?
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Post by Drake-tripod on Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:04 pm

with red devils i think they can be the only cichlid in there i sure you can put clown loachs or silver dollars in there i see it all the time
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Post by bulldogg7 on Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:25 am

Don't think I'd recommend keeping any other big mean fish with them, but I'm sure it's been done before. I had a convict in there until the fry started swimming, they never really bothered him, but if I reintroduce him later they probably wouldn't tolerate him.
They're more fun as wet pets anyway.

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Post by Chrisg12887 on Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:53 am

ooo wow do i see fry in there Jeffy???
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:25 am

That tank looks amazing!!!

Really cool seeing the whole family swimming around together Wink

Good job Jeff!!!

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Post by tropicalfishsuccess on Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:09 am

Unbelievable tank.. Great work with driftwood.
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Post by bulldogg7 on Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:43 pm

found a few old pics of the stand and stuff
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removable front panel, tank will be in a corner with not much room to open doors so made a panel instead, bottom is sealed, if anything spills it should hold it for a while
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20year old driftwood
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stump split, now I've got 2 big pieces to work with
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Post by bulldogg7 on Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:05 pm

Top trim is held on by magnetic strips, so I can take it off clean. Also Makes it a lot easier when you don't have to worry about breaking your fingers between the tank and trim when setting the tank.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:38 pm

Your just full of awesome ideas Jeff!!!

How bout a DIY on that overflow?

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Post by bulldogg7 on Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:57 am

not much DIY on the overflow, the kit comes everything, even candy Cool
I used the template to hold the water, no plumbers putty. It didn't even get warm.
http://glass-holes.com/1500-gph-complete-kit-gh1500kit.htm
http://reefercentral.com/install.html
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:05 pm

And just why haven't you shared this priceless info before now!!! buttburnsch

That's awesome!!! How many holes you think the hole saw is good for?

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Post by bulldogg7 on Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:58 pm

At least 6, maybe even more
I did 3 practice holes in a scrap 5 gallon first, first hole went perfect, the next 2 cracked the tank Twisted Evil But it gave me a feel on the speed and pressure to use before going to the 120.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:07 pm

I'm gonna have to try it Wink

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Post by vman on Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:09 am

very nice work redneck
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Post by theswede on Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:28 am

Very impressive work Jeff. Nice looking bench.
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Post by bulldogg7 on Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:24 pm

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Post by theswede on Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:37 pm

Sweet! That tank just looks better and better. Really like the gren you put in there. How long do you think it will take until they start eating there young ones?
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Post by bulldogg7 on Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:43 pm

Not really sure, I've heard 45-60 days. Guess we'll find out soon.

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Post by football mom on Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:16 pm

Awesome, and great idea for the tank trim.

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Post by Splash on Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:27 am

That's one of the best looking wooded tanks I have seen. I really like the way you arranged the driftwood and the pieces you found. Where did you get all the wood?
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Post by bulldogg7 on Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:33 am

the wood came from a local lake about 10 years ago, my brother had it in a garden and didn't need it anymore so he just gave it away
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Post by fishluvr12 on Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:22 am

Really nice tank and Devils!!
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Post by preacherboy on Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:58 am

Hey Jeff, am I looking at this tank corectly?

I don't see a tank top on the tank.

Not worried about fish jumping out?

How do you manage to keep the tank heated?

Just wondering because I don't believe I've ever seen a tank with fish in it uncovered.
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Post by bulldogg7 on Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:11 pm

300watt heater, no top
he doesn't jump unless he's after my hand
if I had a glass top, he'd probably knock it off if he saw his reflection

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