Photo #11 - 90 Gallon Bowfront Tank And African Cichlids

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Photo Caption: 90 gallon bowfront tank and african cichlids
90 gallons freshwater fish tank (mostly fish and non-living decorations) - I Changed my tank around and added lots of live plants. 90 Gallon bowfront
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90 gallons planted tank (mostly live plants and fish) - All natural 90 gallon bow front $ african cichlids. Changed the lace rock layout, added a mirror background and more live plants (java and anbius)
90 gallons freshwater fish tank (mostly fish and non-living decorations) - 90 gallon bowfront $ african cichlids
90 gallons freshwater fish tank (mostly fish and non-living decorations) - 90 gallon bowfront tank and african cichlids

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Country: Canada
Description: 90 gallon bowfront, 47"x24"x14", 2 power-glo floresent lighting tubes, fluval 404 canister filter, Boyu s-2000 dual air pump, lace rock, 3 20 lb. bags of white/black african chiclid mix gravel
Advice: Try not to buy entire put together kits when buying an aquarium as the componets are generally poor quality. Buy your tank separtely and upgrade in better equipment. When going with african cichlids purchase your peacock cichlids, cats & algae eaters first and later after a couple months add your more aggresive mbuna. The mbuna may not attack the established fish in your tank but they will be very aggressive or kill new fish. Learned the hard way.
Fish Kept: 25 male only african cichlids (mbunas & peacocks), 1 convict (south american), 2 catfish, 2 clown loach.
Corals/Plants: All Live; Anubius, sword, java fern and one other?
Tank Size: 90 gallons
Quote: Keeping it all natural.
About Yourself: I work shift work at a refinery. The fish are relaxing to watch and enjoy after the work day is done.

COMMENTS

ah well mike,shit happens!!! i think im a bit over stocked myself,i just cant stop buying fish! ive just got an eyebiter,its one mean looking fish and believe it or not,very peaceful.i guess the name is just a myth. fish avatar
Hey jesterspub, I just used auto setting on my little Canon Powershot. I also had the flash on. Then I uploaded with Adobe Photoshop. What kind of rock are you using? I would like to change my tank to all one type of rock like that. Thanks fish avatar
no way man,thats shit!!!!!!!!whats doing the damage?was he a new fish? fish avatar
yeah mate,i know what you are saying about the duboisi,they are the tanganyikan mbuna.nasty fish!!!!!!!! i got 5 so im hopeing their aggression will be towards each other. im after a good digital camera,how many pixels is yours?i know nothing about cameras!!!!!! fish avatar
hi mike,my background didnt cost that much to do,around £25,sorry i dont know what that is in canadian.it was very time consuming.if you diy and look for the diy grotto that will give you step by step instructions.i have kept the jewels before,when they get settled in they show some amazing colors.i found them to be a bit aggessive? just got 5 trophus duboisi,amazing fish,i would recommend them for any african tank. fish avatar
hi mike,hope your keeping well.ive got a couple of pics of my new tank in my profile.check them out and let me know what you think.your new pics are great,your tank looks better every time i check it out.lovely red empress,beautiful colour,they can be a bit dull and you have to work quite hard to get them to show, but your got a cracker!!!!! fish avatar
You had asked about my Red Jewels. They do not seem aggressive in the least. I have found them to be docile compared to the other cichlids. The two I have live on different ends of the tank and seldom come within 12 inches of each other. Nice decore...and you just have to love OB Peacocks. fish avatar
hey man, nah the bananna lillies were sweet, like u keep africans aswell, u know that its just how you bring them up. i brought all my stuff up with tons of plants (aswell as crushed corals and shat to counter act the ph down affect op all them plants. and yea now none of em look twice at my plants. fish avatar
ha ha,i'll give the moss balls a miss then!!!!!!!!!! fish avatar
hi mike,i had a look at utude,some awesome vids on there.i love the frontosas,problem is they grow so big,,very peaceful though.have you tried moss balls in you tank,they will add a bit of colour and r good for deterring alge? i know that with the cichlids they enjoy destroying most plants you can put in there. fish avatar
hi mike,hows it going? i had noticed we had disappeared as well,its a good thing would let me know we had changed from month to year,i was still trying to work it out,doh! im loving your changes,your new rock formation gives your tank more balance. ive just ordered a new 125gl bowfront,when i get it set up ill post a few pics.working on a background of lava rock for it at the minute. fish avatar
thanks for the comment. At first when we put him in the tank he lost his left eye, left claw and 2 left legs, we had to move him to a smaller tank till he got bigger and now that he is back in the tank the other fish dont even pay him no mind, I think that they realize that if he were to get ahold of them they would be dead. Actually our puffer "Loki" wont een bother him, and he was the one that did the most damage to him in the first place. Now were working on getting our blue lobster back to a healthy state so he can join the team as well. fish avatar
Anyone have good results with certain live plants in their african tank. Looking for good options? Let me know please! Know that anubius and java fern are ok thus far. fish avatar
alright there yeah its looks pretty kl yours too, the orange and black ones are clown loach they are not lake malawis but they are bottom dwelling fish so the cichlids dont bother them, the plants do well in my tank i have 4 bulbs above my tank nice and bright keeps the plants nice and fresh for longer, but they will get eaten eventually but i just buy more makes the tank look much better. fish avatar
very nice tank, color of fish are good fish avatar
Hi mike,hows it going? Im glad to see your tank still doing well in the ratings.Thats a crazy price for the backgrounds,in the uk i got them for £22 per sheet,i needed 3.The tropheus ikola is the fish at the bottom right,its black with a continuous yellow band around its middle,they are tanganyikan cichlids. fish avatar
hi mike,thanks for the comment. you have a great looking set up yourself,im a little bit jealous of some of your fish,i can't get the tropheus "ikola" over here. my background fits inside your tank,you are meant to silicone it,but mine is just set in.it is about 2" thick and you just cut it to size.hope this has been of some help to you. fish avatar

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