Update on my 255gal cichlid tank

scarysdad

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Finally, got round to taking a few up-dated shots of the 255; thanks for all the renewed interest in my Xmas thread.....

7 months on and things in the tank are going good; I say good not great as I have had 3 losses of the fish that went in at Xmas. All three down to 'dumb' luck; I lost my 8" Tem first he was chasing the Silver Dollars and swam straight into the glass and knocked himself out....he never recovered. My oldest GT was next I found him wedged at the bottom of the tank totally stuck under the background; managed to get him into a hospital tank but his injuries were too severe and he passed away after a week(that one really hurt; had him 3 years come through the wars with him, to lose him over something so stupid really hurt). Then my other GT got into a fight with the S jurupari and got his jaw broken, he died after 3 days which was a shock as his jaw was healing. Then last week I finally got myself a female Umbie; she was a good 5" and I thought would do fine but after 3 days she just vanished and the Lima Shovelnose's bellly looked mighty swollen so I am having to come to terms with this atm(nature sucks !!!) Everyone else is doing great though all growing like weeds. Got my grow-out Peacock Bass in there now doing great; not sure whether it is Mono or Occellaris tho'..........anyone ?
Got a 12" Synspillium from a friend at work he is doing great also. Tyre Track is also in and around 18". The BGK and the Arrow should be in by Xmas; just waiting till the Arrow tips 12".....

Anyway some pics......























 

Bsixxx

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man i love your tank
:D
 

rob0521

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Wow thats one of the best aquascaping I've ever seen on such a large tank
 

filiportela

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looks very nice.... :D :D
 

Bderick67

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very nice set up, love the aquascaping.
 
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