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Post by ado_boro on 10/1/2012, 20:39

It's was around 7.8 when I checked last.
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Post by carpguru on 10/1/2012, 20:42

that ok what your temp at
and were did you get that
rock work from
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Post by ado_boro on 10/1/2012, 20:53

It's at a steady 80F. I bought the rocks from strikes and Peter barratts. It's just slate from the garden section.
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Post by carpguru on 10/1/2012, 21:00

how much a llb just been to a place
slate 9.00 a llb
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Post by ado_boro on 10/1/2012, 21:09

They didn't sell it per pound, it was about £10 for three rocks regardless of the size. Some are huge and some are small. Can imagine its allot less than £9 a pound.
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Post by carpguru on 10/1/2012, 21:11

will have to take a look
some that slate looks
like it will split down nice
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Post by ado_boro on 10/1/2012, 21:16

I tried to get a brick chistle through it and it was as hard as nails! Should manage with a good sharp chistle though. Peter barratts didn't have much left when I was there but strikes had loads.
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Post by carpguru on 10/1/2012, 21:20

cheers will take a stroll over sometime
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Re: New African Cichlid Tank

Post by MarcG on 10/1/2012, 22:18

i like that slate also next time im aquascaping i think im going to get some
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Re: New African Cichlid Tank

Post by ado_boro on 12/1/2012, 19:57

Arghh wish this nitrite would drop! I hate waiting!
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Post by MarcG on 12/1/2012, 20:44

im like that also lol impatient
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Post by mrsbiffster on 13/1/2012, 01:47

You have to patient young man. You could have high nitrite for a while before it drops.

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Post by ado_boro on 23/1/2012, 16:04

First fish went in yesterday, here is a sneek peek at my fave. Its the male of a wild pair of aulonocara korneliae, have fry growing on also.
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Post by blooper on 23/1/2012, 21:20

very nice ado like em more pics as u add to these plz

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Post by ado_boro on 26/1/2012, 21:03

More pics will defo follow! The rest of the cichlids I bought are relatively young so still not coloured up yet though. Ive got around 11 Saulosi, 10ish lions cove labs, about 8 neon spots, 2 synodontis, 2 bristlenose and the male and female korneliae.


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Post by ado_boro on 28/1/2012, 22:49

Youtube link for my new setup



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Re: New African Cichlid Tank

Post by D13H4RD on 29/1/2012, 08:38

Cracking looking tank mate, some nice looking fish too : )
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Re: New African Cichlid Tank

Post by ado_boro on 29/1/2012, 13:23

Cheers mate, I've just taken the largest rocks out this morn to give a bit more swimming space. Think I prefer it.
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Post by D13H4RD on 29/1/2012, 13:56

Yer Gaps n Aluncora need plenty free swimming areas.
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Re: New African Cichlid Tank

Post by Guest on 29/1/2012, 18:43

Mate that looks awesome, I cant wait to get my slate in tonight and have something similar. Real inspiration.

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Post by ado_boro on 29/1/2012, 19:01

Cheers mate, have quite a bit less slate in there now for more space and I've just put a small piece of bog wood in for the bristlenose's.

Can't wait to see them colour up as they get bigger. Having a real problem with nitrate though, seems like no matter how much water I change its still in there!
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Re: New African Cichlid Tank

Post by Guest on 29/1/2012, 19:05

My nitrate is fine its the nitrite im having an issue with, I dropped nearly all the water the other day and its still high. I've even tried nitrite remover and I know its still their as the tiger barbs are nose down. Do I need bogwood for bristlenose.

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Post by Guest on 29/1/2012, 19:35

bogwood or curio i reckon mate, i have a couple of pieces of curio wood in and the bristlenoses seem to love it the wood helps there digestion i think?

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Post by Guest on 29/1/2012, 19:36

I'll get some wood sorted for them.

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Re: New African Cichlid Tank

Post by ado_boro on 29/1/2012, 20:17

It's there equivalent to All-Bran
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