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islandguy11

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Nice tank, what's in there aside from the peacock bass?
Thx WSC, as mentioned it's a work in progress and I need to make some decisions soon. The tank currently has a Flagtail, a Datnoid (NTT), 4 Bala Sharks and 1 Mono Peacock Bass -- all juvies.

Frankly though, the PB is on probation -- he's being a jerk to my friendly Flagtail (who is the best tank cleaner I've ever seen and I really like him). So in fact the PB might be going back to my local monster fish shop -- but this also depends on whether I decide to get a new Asian Arowana next week when a breeder brings some new 11-12" stunners from farm to shop. If I decide to get one then I've got to decide whether to put it in the 375g teak wood tank pictured or maybe buy a new tank just for the Aro (I've got a spare unused 85 gallon but that's too small).

Anyway I've got a thread in General Aquarium Discussion about this teak wood tank that I need to update, as more appropriate than this 'Other Pets' sub-forum.
 

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Thx buddy, as is often the case it's a work in progress both design and stocking-wise. Last night I spent hours cutting and putting in a tile background to match the tile flooring, but now not sure if I like it -- it's kinda too much going on and distracts from the fish I think, so will probably change that to something less busy.

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I think that background is beautiful. II intend to copy it on one of my new tanks (all picos for me now so that's not saying much lol)
BTW, is that a real moss tree?
 
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I think that background is beautiful. II intend to copy it on one of my new tanks (all picos for me now so that's not saying much lol)
BTW, is that a real moss tree?
Thx for comments J.H. -- one part of me also quite likes the background but another thinks it's a bit too busy looking (esp. due to all the white lines). There was another tile I really liked but they were out of stock -- I'll probably change in about a month, at which time I will also be curious to see if any waste is getting trapped behind them.

Of course one loses some water volume by using an in-tank tile background but I've got plenty of space for now, the tank is under-stocked and will remain so.

The moss tree is plastic :) just threw it in on a whim, at this point I intend to keep the tank mostly tiled bare bottom.

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Combo fish tank-dog house lol...my lazy Spanish House recently found another snooze pad (one of about 7 around the house). But it's cool, she guards my fish and if she comes out with any wet spots I know my tank has a leak.

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Great stand ! our dogs and cats would never come out. The background tile is very cool
 
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Great stand ! our dogs and cats would never come out. The background tile is very cool
Thx Glass Man, the stand/lids are teak wood so they're actually worth quite a bit more than the aquarium itself (esp. as the glass is not in super shape; the previous owner had some really big limestone rocks in there that scratched it up good in some places).
 
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