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135 gallons freshwater fish tank (mostly fish and non-living decorations) - 135g African - Mostly Mbuna

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Country: Canada
Description: Dec 05 - installed new lighting in the Canopy. I have 2 X 30wt blue actinic and 2 X 30wt Aqua Flora Plus and 1 X 30wt Color Intensifier. I played around with a variety of lamps from different manufacturers and the Quantum Aquatics "Lightning Rods" Superlux (only sold at Big Al's) were by far the best lamps. I used regular T8 electronic ballasts (32wt). Feb 06 update: total re-aquascaping. Removed the old lava rock and went with large basalt stones. In a big tank larger stones look proportionately better. Enjoy.... Nov 07 update: Gone full circle....went from a mixed hap/peacock/mbuna setup to an all hap/peacock setup and now we are back to a mix again, but "mostly Mbuna" of the mildy aggressive nature and the few peacocks and haps seem to have no problem with it. The key is to use only large rocks and have no caves to keep territorial aggression to a minimum. Plastic plants work for me. Hope you enjoy it.
Advice: Avoid impulsively purchasing fish. Do your research prior to introducing a new fish. Quarantine first if possible. Choose less aggressive and more peaceful species.
Fish Kept: 1 Nimbochromis venustus 1 Sciaenochromis Fryeri "Electric Blue" 1 Red Empress 1 Aulonocara hansbaenschi, Red Shoulder 2 Aulonocara "Mamelela" 5 labidochromis caeruleus 5 Afra Cobue 8 Pseudotropheus Saulosi 1 Aulonocara koningsi "Mbenji Blue" 1 Placidochromis phenochilus "Tanzania" 1 Otopharynx lithobates "Aristochromis Red Top" 8 Pseudotropheus Socolofi 1 Placidochromis Electra 1 Copadichromis Borleyi (Kandango) 8 Afra Lumbila 1 Labeotropheus Fuelleborni 2 OB Peacock
Corals/Plants: plastic
Tank Size: 135 gallons


Great looking tank and fish selection. fish avatar
I have a topic posted in the forums dp you mind checking out the topics and telling me everything I should know about cichlids? PS my name username is Mike037 fish avatar
Where abouts Canada do you live? I live in Ontario fish avatar
Thanks for the compliments. All 3 plants are plastic. I tried real plants but found it to be much simpler having plastic. Mbuna don't chew plastic....;) fish avatar
DO you have any live plants in there? fish avatar
Love the tank setup.all cichlids i see. fish avatar


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