Description: 55 gallon (48Lx12Wx21H), 2 aquaClear 200 power filters (I prefer these to the canister filters cause of the whole outta sight outta mind thing, if they are where I can see them then I wont forget...LOL), undergravel filter w/carbon outlets, and a Hi-Lite aquarium lighting system( these are great for spotlighting something or above the water for a shimmering affect at night), 1 20"coral sun lite(I only use one of these on one side cause it creates a cool cave like effect during the day)
Advice: Don't believe that American and South American Cichlids can't go together. That's a crock. We raised ours together and they do well....
Also, Keep a variety like our fish with our Tinfoil Barbs. They help keep down the tempermant of the tank.
Ummm......Make sure you always treat your water for water changes. (I know. Like, Duh!)
Fish Kept: 1 Figure 8 Puffer ------------------ Loki: Hi. I love to swim up and down and the sides of the tank ALL day. I wish I wasn't such a picky eater. All I like to eat is live ghost shrimp but I will settle for cichlid flakes.
1 Crayfish ---------------------- Big Daddy
1 Firemouth Cichlid -------------- Queen
(and in the backround)
2 Tinfoil Barbs ------------ Tweak & Spazz
1 Green Terror Cichlid ------ Green Terror
1 Ahli Electric Blue Cichlid ------- Bloo
1 Yellow Lab. Cichlid ------------ 2B
1 Ice Blue Mbuna Cichlid -------- Icey
1 Pink Convict Cichlid ------------ Mrs. Pink
1 Texas Cichlid ------------------- Toutix
1 Jeweled Cichlid----------Jewel
Corals/Plants: Plastic (but soon to be mixed with Anacharis plants for chew toys...LOL)
Quote: "Get some sour cream and onion chips, and some dip man, and some beef jerky, and some peanut butter. Get some Haggen Daz ice cream bars, a whole lot of Ha..., make sure chocolate, gotta have chocolate man, some popcorn, bread popcorn, graham crackers, gra
About Yourself: 2 of us have this tank. Me: Mikey, I am a culinary chef graduate. I have always had crazy amounts of animals. It started out with buying a betta then another for a friend. Then that graduated up to 6 bettas. From there we got a 10 gallon tank from a friend with a filter and turned it into a brackish tank and got some Cory Catfish and Cichlids and BAM!!!! Graduated up to 55 gal! LOL...Sad but True....HAHAHAHAHA. My right hand man Desmond, I met in culinary school. He took the sensible route and bought a couple in depths books and read them cover to cover and worked at Petco. He IS the walking Fish Encyclopedia. Try him. We dare ya.