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Old 25-01-2016, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default My 3ft Malawi Cichlid Tank

After 12 years of absence in the aquarium hobby, I decided start an aquarium but this time I had gone for a Cichlid setup (previously a planted tank). Found Malawi Cichlids very attractive and fell in love with them almost immediately. After much debate with the wife, we decided (not exactly "we" but can't win everything) to get a 3ft tank.

Finally got my tank from the good people from Clementi Florist and started setting up my tank. I used coral sand and black rocks (can't believe rocks cn be so expensive).

3rd Dec 2015


Water was cloudy, which was totally expected. Threw in some tank conditioner to speed up the cycling period.
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whats the damage for a 3ft tank set ?
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Welcome to African Cichlid.

Looking good bud.....lotsa of water movement. On a downside, tank may be too small for Malawis.....would be very challenging keeping some of the species alive due to space constraint. Do keep us updated on their progress.
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Thanks for your comment Birchardi.

Agree on the tank size issue. If i had it my way it would be a 4x2x2. Well, that a discussion for another day.

Been paying close attention on the bioload. Lotsa filtration. Frequent water changes. So far so good... just have to stay dicipline to not overfeed them which is quite challenging. The most challenging part actually is to resist buying more beauties when I spot them at LFS.
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