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by Tim Craig
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: My fish room
Topic: The fish room expansion
Replies: 10
Views: 12027

Re: The fish room expansion

Thanks, yeah, height was critical, so I went with the doubled 2x4's. I've done that with all of my basement racks now.

Acrylic is great to work with, very easy, just not cheap. Happy to help if I can.
by Tim Craig
Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: My fish room
Topic: The fish room expansion
Replies: 10
Views: 12027

The fish room expansion

It started out as little more than a designated storage space during the basement finishing project. http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/tdcraig/Fish%20room%20project/DSC02409.jpg I cleared the space, ordered the acrylic, and got set up to build some tanks and sumps. http://i169.photobucket.com/...
by Tim Craig
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swap meet april 1?
Replies: 13
Views: 1381

Re: Swap meet april 1?

So, we can still bring fish to auction and donate just like usual? Not just BAP?
by Tim Craig
Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: acclimatize or not???
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

Re: acclimatize or not???

I just pour the bag contents through a net over a bucket and dump them into the tank right away. I stopped acclimating a long time ago. Hundreds of tanganyikans and many west africans handled this way, both tank raised and wild caught, and no losses as a result. It's not just temp, but pH that also ...
by Tim Craig
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: My fish room
Topic: My 180 project - the fish
Replies: 0
Views: 1978

My 180 project - the fish

Ok, first let me preface this by saying this was my first Tanganyikan setup. Like most newcomers to tangs, I wanted to stuff as many different species into this tank as possible. It took me six months to build the setup, so I had a lot of time to research and select fish. I knew I wanted tropheus, b...
by Tim Craig
Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: My fish room
Topic: My 180 project - final fill and setup
Replies: 1
Views: 1980

My 180 project - final fill and setup

Fill day is finally here. http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/tdcraig/180%20gallon%20project/161Filling.jpg Filtration system is up and running ok. http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/tdcraig/180%20gallon%20project/163Fullviewofwet-dry.jpg I’m using filter cartridges from an established tank...
by Tim Craig
Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: My fish room
Topic: My 180 project - phase I - the tank
Replies: 4
Views: 2979

Re: My 180 project - phase I - the tank

Where did you purchase the acrylic?
Thanks, pm sent.
by Tim Craig
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: My fish room
Topic: My 180 project - phase III - the stand
Replies: 1
Views: 1920

My 180 project - phase III - the stand

I built a simple framed stand from 2x4’s. Like most, it’s overkill, but lumber is cheap. http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/tdcraig/180%20gallon%20project/132Fullviewoftankonstandframe.jpg Some shots of the framing. http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/tdcraig/180%20gallon%20project/133Corne...
by Tim Craig
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: My fish room
Topic: My 180 project - phase II - the filtration
Replies: 0
Views: 1640

My 180 project - phase II - the filtration

Building the filtration system was similar to building the tank, just on a smaller scale. Assembling the biomedia chamber. http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/tdcraig/180%20gallon%20project/111Cementingthemediachamber.jpg Assembling the main box. http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/tdcraig/1...
by Tim Craig
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: My fish room
Topic: My 180 project - phase I - the tank
Replies: 4
Views: 2979

My 180 project - phase I - the tank

Here's the original office site. It was later changed to allow for a larger tank. http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/tdcraig/180%20gallon%20project/02EmptySpace.jpg I had to build this hutch, so I could remove the bookshelves that were in the way. Set me back a week or so. I wanted to be busy w...
by Tim Craig
Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: My fish room
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 0
Views: 1654

Introduction

I first kept cichlids in the 80's, but family and life got in the way, so took an extended hiatus. I got back into cichlids in 2007 and now have 24 species of Tanganyikans and a few W. Africans. For many years I had thought about getting a tank again and going with Malawi's as I had seen them in the...
by Tim Craig
Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Anyone have breeding tips for Triglachromis Otostigma
Replies: 6
Views: 3294

Re: Anyone have breeding tips for Triglachromis Otostigma

FWIW male Triglachromis have black spines up front in the dorsal, females lack these or they're only hinted at I saw that, but there's conflicting info in the thread. Look at page 4 withthe pics. The female is the one with the first dorsal ray black. That goes wtih what I felt mine were, but could ...
by Tim Craig
Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Anyone have breeding tips for Triglachromis Otostigma
Replies: 6
Views: 3294

Re: Anyone have breeding tips for Triglachromis Otostigma

The mounding up of the sand is a good sign. Are they sharing a tube? if so, then I think it's just a matter of time and you're doing all you can. One of mine was darger also, but the lighter one had the dark first dorsal ray that the darker one lacked. The darker one also did most of the brood care ...
by Tim Craig
Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Sandsifter/Muddwellers & Cyps
Replies: 3
Views: 1976

Re: Sandsifter/Muddwellers & Cyps

I'll be getting a breeding colony of tricolor cyps this weekend. They'll go into my 125G. Currently the tank only has a few BN plecos, and the main goal of this setup will be to breed the cyps. I've kept Utinta for years in my 240G. The females are always holding, but I get no fry due to all the ot...
by Tim Craig
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: occie tank help!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Re: occie tank help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also add some scattered rocks for sight breaks. He may eventually accept a female, but provide room and cover for them in the meantime. Put a shell at one end of the tank behind a rock, for instance. Out of sight, out of mind sometimes works. I've had males reject their females after a spawn or two....

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