About Yourself:I run this tank with my dad and we fall out about who makes it look the best! so we have both posted pics of our set up on here and then we can let you all decide which looks best.
Fish Kept:Around 30 mixed malawi, plus a few clown loaches and catfish to keep on top of all the fry.
Corals/Plants Kept:Few Plastic plants and 75 kilos of ocean rock and 20 kilos of coral sand
Advice:Dont listen to most of the advice you get in the stores as most are just tring to get your money! Providing you keep on top of water changes and vacuming debris there is no need to constantly be adding chemicals and changing expensive filter media. I run 2 filters and and clean 1 every 2 weeks so they each get a clean every 4 weeks but i always change about 30% of the water each week. A good tip is to not to throw away carbon after it has been used but dry it in a low oven overnight then it can be reused time and time again. This all seems to work for my tank and i always have clear non smelling water and have had no disease yet and very rarely lose a fish.
About Yourself:I'm a fish addict - I need help! LOL =D
Fish Kept:Mbuna in 1 tank. Haps/Peacocks in another:
8 x Melanochromis Maingano
10 x Pseudotropheus estherae (red zebra)
7 x Labidochromis Caeruleus
4 x Pseudotropheus Saulosi
3 x Cynotilapia pulpican
4 x Cynotilapia Afra Cobue
6 x Maylandia Callainos (blue cobalt)
6 x Pseudotropheus Acei (yellow tail)
6 x Maylandia Lombardoi
8 x Metriaclima greshakei
7 x Labidochromis sp. "Hongi"
3x Sc Fryeri Electric Blue
2x Copadochromis Borleyi Red Fin Kadanga
2x Otopharynx Tetraspilus
2x Protomelas Taeniolatus Taiwan Reef
2x Oto Lithobates Sulphur Crest
2x Protomelas Sp Tanzania
2x Aulonocara Kandeensis 'Blue Orchid'
1 x Aulonocara "German Red"
2 x Aulonocara sp. "Stuartgranti Maleri"
1 x Aulonocara jacobfreibergi "Eureka Red"
1 x Aulonocara (Blue - unknown what specie)
4 x Aulonocara Tangerine ("Fire Fish")
1 x Aulonocara rubescens "Albino"
1 x Aulonocara jacobfreibergi
1 x Aulonocara koningsi
1 x Aulonocara Stuartgranti "Monkey Bay"
4 x Cyrtocara moori
2 x Nimbochromis Venustus
2 x Protomelas Taeniolatus Red Empress
3 x Sciaenochromis fryeri
Corals/Plants Kept:2 Plastic plants
Advice:Take your time - there is no rush. Study as much as you can on your fish. Not ALL fish can go together. Get the biggest tank you can! Good planning is all worth it in the end. I've had reef, planted and all things in between, cichlids have been the best I've kept.