Description: 55 Gallon Mbuna tank Lighting: simple one bulb hood
Filtration: Fluval 405, Penguin Biowheel, Powerhead for circulation.
My tank is a 55 Gallon tank I purchased through Craig's List for $75, stand included. I added 2 filters, a heater, mason's sand, lots of river rock (found locally and boiled, a few plastic plants which don't look as bad as I thought they might. 12 fish later and yahtzee, I have a mbuna aquarium.
Advice: Read, Read, Read -
Cycle, Cycle, Cycle
Once your tank is set up chill out with the beverage of your choice and feel your blood pressure lower as you enjoy your tank (great for ignoring commercials as well).
Fish Kept: Demasoni, Yellow Labs, Cobalt Blues, Dwarf Afra (waiting to see if they mix with the Demasoni OK) I am finding out its the Demasoni that don't mix well with the Demasoni, I started with too few of them I think.
Corals/Plants: Plastic Plants (Mbuna safe)
250+ lbs. of Rock
Quote: Are they built for speed or comfort? You motorboated em didn't you, you motorboating son of a.....
About Yourself: I had a South American Cichlid tank in college prior to the emergence of the internet and thereby readily available information. I had no idea what I was doing and it went badly. Since then I have always wanted to do another tank, but this time I had a clue about what I was doing.