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State: Illinois
Country: United States
Description: Mixed African Cichlid tank, 6 feet long by 18" wide by 24" tall. Lighting is All Glass lighting 2x25watts, 3 xp3 Rena Filstar canister filters with 1 Emperor 400 bio-wheel, NO CHARCOAL IN ANY FILTERS, lots of bio-media in all 4 filters.
Advice: Take your time and DONT USE CHARCOAL!!!!(please read ahead as to why!!) If you decide to not use charcoal (and save a lot of $$), you MUST do at least a 30% water change at least once every other week. My tank is a little overstocked (they are African Cichlids!) and I do a 30% water change every week. They are breeding like crazy and it's the easiest tank to take care of.
Fish Kept: Too many to list. Mixed African Cichlid tank
Corals/Plants: none
Tank Size: 125 gallons


hey great tank.... looks really natural fish avatar
My dream aquarium! fish avatar
lovin' it fish avatar
if those dimensions are correct your tank 135 gallons, not 125 ;) fish avatar
do u not clean the substrate at all, or do u only clean the open areas? that is alot of rock and decor to take out EVERYTIME u clean the tank. just wondering. fish avatar
im getting a 120 gallon(im puttin in africans) this summer and am gonna base my tank of of yours. Amazing tank fish avatar
Awesome! fish avatar
Why dont you use charcoal? fish avatar
Love your Fish Tank. Got out of this hobby about 20 years ago with Cichlids and now am regaining interest. Can I ask about your tank Contents, i.e ---- Are you able to list the fish stock in your tank so I have an idea of who gets along with who. Are all your fish from one lake --- Malawi or others as well? fish avatar
Nice fish avatar
this is the shit son fish avatar
Very well done! Is this Mbuna Cichlids or Haps? fish avatar
Very Nice! Love the layout.. fish avatar
I really LOVE your tank! Im starting my first cichlid tank (90 gal.) and would appreciate some more info about your tank. what kind of red rock is that in the back? did you use silk plants? and what did you use for substrate? anything else would be helpful. Thank you! fish avatar
your tank is Awesome with a capitol A! in my opinion your tank should be #1, it has awesome color, awesome fish and the contrast between the decorations in your tank is insane. Very well done. fish avatar
It doesn't get any better than your tank! fish avatar
thats really good fish avatar
a very nice tank..well done fish avatar
is it an acrylic tank fish avatar


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