Advice:Careful planning in the beginning pays off big time in the end. Take your time and you won’t be disappointed
Description:The tank is a 80 gallon Visia Aquarium. Filtration is provided by 2 Penguin Bio Wheel 350's and 1 Eheim canister 2215. The heater is a 250w Visi-therm Stealth heater. I do 50% water change and vacuum the gravel once a week.
Advice:Get the biggest tank you can afford. From my experience the bigger the tank the easier it is to maintain water conditions. Research the water conditions you need for the type of fish you want to keep.
About Yourself:First fish tank when i was 17 years old,started workin in theatre industry sold the tank shortly after that .. i'm 33 years old now and employed as a lighting designer for arts institute in cape town.started my malawi tank 1,5m again running for 2 years now. and loving it
Fish Kept:various peacocks with some tangenican.
Corals/Plants:Still Deciding the colour scheme and look that best fits the tank
Quote:**Living in the past is the only prison that will prevent you from soaring into an abundant future**
About Yourself:My son gave me a 20 gallon tank 2 years ago and that grew into a 55 gallon Lake Malawi Mbuna set-up, and a 30 gallon planted community set-up and 2 fry tanks. I really enjoy watching the interactions and parenting behaviors of my fish.
Fish Kept:30 Community Tank: 2 Bolivian Rams, 2 African Dwarf Frogs, 2 Oto Cats, 4 Cory's, groups of Zebra Danios, Neon Tetras, Rummy Nose Tetras, and a Mystery Snail.
55 Gallon African Mbuna Tank.
* 2m/2F Labidochromis caeruleus (Electric Yellow Labs)
* 1m/4F Metriaclima estherae (Red Zebra)
* 1M/4F Pseudotropheus sp. "Acei"
* 1M/3F Lab. Permutts
* 1M Labidochromis sp. "Hongi" (SRT)
**10 & 20 gallon tanks: Assorted fry from Bolivian Rams and African Mbunas.
Corals/Plants:Amazon Swords, Melon Swords, Java Firms and Java Moss. Christmas Moss, Hornwort, Wisteria, Onion plant, and many others I cannot remember the names.
Advice:Read all you can about a type of fish you are thinking about. Do your research first!! Don't just buy on impulse, you may very well regret it. ALWAYS remember, those small fish you bring home will grow up someday, so take that into account. Use adult size when filling a tank, not the size they are right from the store. No, you cannot keep community fish with African cichlids! They may all get along now, but when the cichlids reach maturity they WILL kill off the community fish!
Description:Busy African Mbuna tank. Fish: Red Zebra, Yellow Labs, Acei, Hongi, Rainbow Shark and a bunch of young fry.