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Photo Caption: Mixed Mbuna Tank, Lots of filtration, Lots of Rock, Lots of water changes
55 gallons freshwater fish tank (mostly fish and non-living decorations) - Mixed Mbuna Tank, Lots of filtration, Lots of Rock, Lots of water changes

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State: Ohio
Country: United States
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
Tank Size: 55 gallons
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.

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Thanks, It is not that tough. Find some rocks that you like the look of and get some play sand (rinse it before you put it in your aquarium). Arrange it the way you like and you are in business. You may try some egg crate to protect the bottom of your aquarium. fish avatar
Great set up! I am going to redo my cichlid tank and I am going to try to make it like this fish avatar

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