Photo Caption: My 150Gal(600L) African Cichlid aquarium.
Tank Description: My custom built aquarium designed on Lake Malawi. Its a 600liter aquarium; L-150cm; W-60cm; H- 80cm. (I know it's short but I wanted the 'flatscreen TV' look) Filter: Eheim 2250 canister. It works well and is relatively easy to clean as long as you can access the back of the tank easily. I also do 10% water changes weekly, I have had no problems with algae, which is a relief. None of my fish have had disease or died in the last 8 months. I decided to build this tank for my 21st Birthday present. As a passionate animal enthusiast who has kept various organisms over the years, I wanted a new challenge. After considerable deliberation, I decided that I wanted African Cichlids. As a student of Zoology I was excited to learn more about these beautiful fish, and thus the research began. At first I was overwhelmed by the amount of information on the internet and had no idea where to begin. I found lots of articles contradicting each other on various matters which complicated things. Anyway in the end, I decided to use my own knowledge of animal behaviour and combine the information which I felt was the most reliable. To cut a long story short I decided on a few of the bigger Haps and some smaller Mbunas (the less aggressive species). I purchased all my cichlids as fry so they could grow up together and thus reduce the aggression towards each other (for the record, it worked!) The only trouble is that I had too many males of some species so now they have been moved to my other tank until I can sell them. I will be getting some more females for some of the species. It's been up and running for 9 months now and I have a happy selection of fish in great condition and can definitely recommend these astonishing fish to anyone wanting to keep beautiful and interesting freshwater fish. Check Out My Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3zgRRXs-YUA
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About Yourself: Currently a student of Bsc Zoology and Botany 3rd year. Passionate about the environment and learning everything there is to know about it!
Tank Size: 150