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Old 26-01-2016, 01:25 AM   #11
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Default Sharing some photos. Warning Pics Intensive

Took out the ole dslr out from the cabinet. Tot of sharing some close up shot of the cichlids. Apologise in advance if the photos are too large.





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Old 26-01-2016, 02:05 AM   #14
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Nice collection there, you got all the big guys there hah


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I started malawi with 1.6 ft then to 3ft so far ok untill
I got into tanga. My opinion for you is to keep max at 25 to 30 depends on size, decide what you want to keep. Filtration must be overpower, what are you using currently?


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Old 26-01-2016, 10:08 AM   #16
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I started malawi with 1.6 ft then to 3ft so far ok untill
I got into tanga. My opinion for you is to keep max at 25 to 30 depends on size, decide what you want to keep. Filtration must be overpower, what are you using currently?


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I'm definitely pushing my limits on fishes at the moment. I have 27 fish inside right now ranging from 2" to 4" Monitoring closely on the tank water parameters and currently they are:

NH3 0ppm
NO2 0 ppm
NO3 between 40~80ppm

For filtration, I'm running:

1. Dophin C-1000 canister that is giving out 1650L/hr (on paper) with 3 trays of media (Biohome Plus media, Ceramic Rings and Sponge). This came as a set when I purchased this tank.
2. Powerhead with Biohome Plus media and sponge on the right side of the tank. This is mainly to push the water to the canister intake on the left.
3. Trying out the K1 media as well. Can't tell if it's working well or not at the moment as the water chemistry is still within control.

On top of that, my water change regime is pretty harsh as well. 1 do it about twice a week taking out about 30% each time. Trying to maintain the NO3 round 40ppm.
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Old 26-01-2016, 10:15 AM   #17
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I think thats pretty good to start with, whats the power for your powerhead? Malawi is quite hardy


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I think thats pretty good to start with, whats the power for your powerhead? Malawi is quite hardy


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Thanks for your assurance. Wishing that I have less equipment in the tank but fish health more important right now.

Can't recall the powerhead capacity right now. I'll have a look at the box when I get back home. Is there a guideline for the powerhead sizing? Didn't want something too big and bulky but good enough to circulate the water.
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Old 26-01-2016, 01:09 PM   #19
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Beautiful collection and nice tank setup, happy fish keeping.
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Beautiful collection and nice tank setup, happy fish keeping.
Thanks.

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