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State: Minnesota
Country: United States
Description: Dimensions = 48"x20"x12", Lighting = two 18" 20w fluorescent GEaqua/plant bulbs (needs way more light, but has slow growth), Filters = 2 (150gph) Marineland BioWheels, Airation = plants only, Heater = 1 TopFin 300watt,
Advice: Without a solid understanding and active respect for the "nitrogen cycle" your fish will die. Don't throw away your money, effort, and emotions. However you don't need to be a chemist, biologist, let alone zoologist to be a good aquarium keeper. If you teach yourself the foundational basics you will create amazing tanks and enjoy keeping fish for many years to come.
Fish Kept: African Cichlids and others:, 1 Yellow Lab mutt, 1 true Yellow Lab, 1 Yellow perlmutt, 1 Electric Blue Ahli, 1 Blue Acai (crooked mouth), 1 Compressorceps, 1 Giraffe (crooked mouth), 1 Johanni, 2 Kenyi, 1 Blue Face peacock, 1 Red Jacobfrebergi peacock, 1 OB calico peacock, 1 Livingstonii, 1 Auratus, 1 Labidotropheus, 3 unidentified Cichlids, 1 Synodontis cat (1 stripe), some of these might be hybrids,
Corals/Plants: Substrate:<br> Top Fin white peagravel (coated not best for benificial bacteria colonies, looks better than it functions)<br><br> Rock:<br> Native Minnesota Limestone Slate (keeps my KH up and helps balance PH and GH)<br> <br> Plants:<br> 2 types of anubias<br> lots of Javafern<br> some crypts<br> some vals<br> lots of various algae (amazing filters!, keeps my nitrates zeroed out, and dietary supliment for fish)<br> never had an algae bloom (green water)<br>
Tank Size: 55 gallons
Quote: Fish r ppl 2.
About Yourself: I got into the hobby accidently. Almost 1yr ago I helped my friends brother move and his recent x-girlfriend pawned off a full setup on me and my girlfriend (now wife, yikes). I thought dang i dont kno anything about this. So I started surfing the net, got hooked and the rest is history. And yes, I watch my tank more than tv and my wife does get a little jealous, but she loves 'em too.

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