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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:04 pm Post subject: my new setup (work in progress) Reply with quote

 first  attempt  at  keeping  an  arfican  cichlid  tank
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 Looks  Great  ,  good  looking  set  up   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:30 am Post subject: Re: my new setup (work in progress) Reply with quote

 Hi  Viky,
 
 Nice  looking  set  up.  Any  reason  for  not  putting  up  a  background.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:57 am Post subject: Re: my new setup (work in progress) Reply with quote

 Hey  viky,  your  tank  looks  great,  give  some  specs  of  your  tank.  These  fish  are  the  toughest  fishes  I've  ever  seen,  To  get  their  best  colors  do  feed  good  quality  food,  make  weekly  water  changes.  In  my  tank  these  guys  died  due  to  wars  within  them  and  never  due  to  any  disease.  They  are  much  resistant  to  common  bacterial,  fungal  diseases.  Your  tank  looks  pretty  large  so  they  will  live  very  happily  there  without  causing  much  trouble  to  each  other.  If  you  have  a  large  tank  with  healthy  set  of  fishes  they'll  be  with  for  years.  Best  thing  about  them  is  their  color  intensifies  as  they  grow,  the  older  they  are  the  beautiful,  colorful  they  look.  Good  collection  of  decor  there.  Attach  a  rocky   background  to  hide  those  switches  and  wires  at  the  back.  A  chemical  filteration  is  necessary  for  this  setup.  Good  work!
 Happy  Fishkeeping!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:18 pm Post subject: Re: my new setup (work in progress) Reply with quote

 Hi  Viky,
 
 I  find  few  fronts  there,  are  your  sure  it  is  a  african  set  up??   Smile  
 
 Now  regarding  the  decors,  i  find  few  dead  corals  pushed  at  one  corner.  This  again  will  suit  fishes  which  are  compatible  to  this  sort  of  set  up  (with  high  pH).  Not  sure  about  the  combo  you  have  got  there,  can  you  list  the  types  of  fishes  in  the  tank?
 
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Looks  Great  ,  good  looking  set  up  Â Thumb Up                

 thanks  mite..  Smile
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Hi  Viky,
 
 Nice  looking  set  up.  Any  reason  for  not  putting  up  a  background.                

 
 thanks  camy...
 ya  i  hav  a  reason.....i  hav'nt  been  able  to  find  a  2.5  long  black  background  for  it...hopfully  will  get  it  by  sunday......  Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:47 pm Post subject: Re: my new setup (work in progress) Reply with quote

 nice  setup!!
 
 i  somehow  like  the  look  of  the  dead  coral....  and  ofcourse  it  will  be  a  great  hiding  spot  for  the  young....
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:49 pm Post subject: Re: my new setup (work in progress) Reply with quote

                                                   
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Hey  viky,  your  tank  looks  great,  give  some  specs  of  your  tank.  These  fish  are  the  toughest  fishes  I've  ever  seen,  To  get  their  best  colors  do  feed  good  quality  food,  make  weekly  water  changes.  In  my  tank  these  guys  died  due  to  wars  within  them  and  never  due  to  any  disease.  They  are  much  resistant  to  common  bacterial,  fungal  diseases.  Your  tank  looks  pretty  large  so  they  will  live  very  happily  there  without  causing  much  trouble  to  each  other.  If  you  have  a  large  tank  with  healthy  set  of  fishes  they'll  be  with  for  years.  Best  thing  about  them  is  their  color  intensifies  as  they  grow,  the  older  they  are  the  beautiful,  colorful  they  look.  Good  collection  of  decor  there.  Attach  a  rocky  Â background  to  hide  those  switches  and  wires  at  the  back.  A  chemical  filteration  is  necessary  for  this  setup.  Good  work!
 Happy  Fishkeeping!
 
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 thanks  hamza..
 well  the  tank  is  6'X1.5'X2.5'.....
 im  using  a  DIY  filter  with  bio  balls,  ceramic  rings  and  carbon  as  media...
 by  tommorow  i  will  be  making  another  filter  with  arnd  200-300  bio  balls  as  media...
 i  feed  them  dianichi  cichlid(ultima,  color  FX,  color  supreme),  tetra  bits,  tetra  cichlid,  hikari  arrowana  sticks,  spirulina  flakes,  algae  waffers..
 background  will  be  added  in  a  few  days  also  with  some  gaint  vals......
 thanks  for  the  inspiring  comments....  Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:53 pm Post subject: Re: my new setup (work in progress) Reply with quote

                                                   
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Hi  Viky,
 
 I  find  few  fronts  there,  are  your  sure  it  is  a  african  set  up??  Â Smile  
 
 Now  regarding  the  decors,  i  find  few  dead  corals  pushed  at  one  corner.  This  again  will  suit  fishes  which  are  compatible  to  this  sort  of  set  up  (with  high  pH).  Not  sure  about  the  combo  you  have  got  there,  can  you  list  the  types  of  fishes  in  the  tank?
 
 KS                

 Hi  KS...
 hmmm  last  time  i  checked,  fronts  were  africans...from  lake  tanganyika   Smile  ...i  col  be  wrong  though....except  the  clown  loachs  n  plecos  every  thing  is  african....
 i  hav  added  dead  corals  only  to  increase  the  PH..because  all  these  fish  require  a  high  PH..
 right  now  the  PH  is  around  8.8..
 here  is  the  list  of  fishes  i  hav  in  there..
 
 4  burundi  frontosa  
 4  Aulonocara  sp  
 4  marbaled  aulonocara  
 2  albino  socolofi  
 2  Fryeri  
 2  common  pleco  
 2  nimochromis  venustus  
 5  clown  loach  
 2  albino  Metriaclima  zebra  
 4  maylandia  estherae  
 4  labidochromis  loin's  cove  
 4  Metriaclima  zebra
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nice  setup!!
 
 i  somehow  like  the  look  of  the  dead  coral....  and  ofcourse  it  will  be  a  great  hiding  spot  for  the  young....
 
 keep  up  the  good  work  Â Thumb Up                

 Thanks   Smile  
 it  serves  as  hiding  places  for  bigger  cichlids  too...
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 Clown  loaches,  plecos,  venustus,  should  be  removed  from  this  set  up  or  better  remove  the  dead  corals.  
 
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 clown  and  pleco  i  get  why....but  why  remove  venustus???
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 Nothing  personal,  Viky,  but  I  think  the  use  of  dead  coral  in  the  tank  is  terrible.  
 
 These  corals  are  not  picked  up  dead,  they  are  living  when  they  are  broken  off  a  reef.  For  one,  the  corals  you  have  are  reef  building  and  illegal  to  keep  when  alive.  Unscrupulous  dealers  bypass  this  law  by  allowing  illegally  harvested  live  coral  to  die  and  this  now  becomes  tradeable  dead  coral.  This  is  one  of  the  many  shortcomings  in  our  system  right  now.
 
 Aside  from  the  legalities,  we  are  losing  reefs  pretty  fast,  without  the  aquarium  trade  contributing  to  it.  I  would  urge  you  to  not  buy  or  use   dead  corals  as  decorations.
 
 I  hope  that  you  and  anyone  else  who  reads  this,  makes  a  personal  decison  not  to  buy  dead  corals  anymore.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:14 pm Post subject: Re: my new setup (work in progress) Reply with quote

 I  agree  with  Psimhan,  please  remove  the  corals  as  it  does  not  give  a  realistic  look  for  a  african  tank  coupled  with  the  explanation  what  Pradeep  has  given  above,  though  it  helps  in  increasing  the  PH  level,  i  personally  think  the  fish  can  do  with  whats  available,  moreover  the  sharp  edges  are  bound  to  hurt   fishes.  With  a  tank  of  that  size  i  would  aquascape  with  rocks  to  provide  caves  or  just  dunk  in  few  pots.  I  also  see  driftwoods,  please  remove  them.
 
 Frontosas  will  have  to  deal  with  with  severe  competition  for  food  with  other  haps/mbunas  that  you  have  in  there  and  mbunas  dont  make  a  good  tankmate  for  the  haps.  So  the  combo  you  have  there  would  not  work  long  term.....  Sad  
 
 IMHO.......Consider  having  a  mbuna  only  or  hap  only  or  frontosa  only  tank....  in  this  hobby  sometimes  decision  making  can  be  REAL  hard.      Thumb Up  
 
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