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This is a discussion on Tanganyikan Tank 1: Thanks within the Old World Cichlids forums, part of the Freshwater Species category; I wanted to post this for information and as way to say thanks to numerous VAHS & BC Aq members ...

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    Thumbs upTanganyikan Tank 1: Thanks

    I wanted to post this for information and as way to say thanks to numerous VAHS & BC Aq members that have been helpful and generous in the support of my first Tanganyikan tank project. If you are ever wondering why it's great to be a club member and active on this forum, this project was a clear example.

    After keeping a number of Malawi species and having some breeding success over the years when a friend's nephew gave me a 60 G (190 L) Fluval Venezia tank a few months ago I figured it was an opportunity to explore another Rift Lake through it's fish species.

    Here are pictures of 3 stages development:




    The last pictures are a group of full size Neolamprologus tretocephalus (5 Bar Cichlids) thanks to a BC Aq member. There are also a breeding group of Synodontis Petricolas ... if I am going to add another species I would have to split up the group of 5 Bars.

    Filtration & Circulation

    • Fluval 406 (Biohome & Hydroton media)
    • Rena Filstar L (Biohome & Hydroton media)
    • SeaChem 75 (Biohome & Hydroton media)
    • Poret Foam corner Hamber Matten Filter with 2 Swiss Tropical Jet lifters + Marineland Maxi Jet 600 submersible pump
    • 2 Eheim air flow stones
    • Hydor 650 circulation pump
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    Small fish room, 19 tanks - various sizes.

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    I keep most of my breeding groups in biotope tanks. I remove pairs or breeding groups to special tanks to spawn and raise fry. Cichlids are what I breed mostly but have an interest in catfish - corys & dwarf plecos.

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    Looks great. I love that tank as well. I have the 90g version of it. Fluval Venezia 320
    135g F1 Tropheus Ilangi x42
    F1 White Calvus x3
    F1 Inkfin Calvus x3
    F1 Gold head Comp x3
    Petricola cat x5
    Elongated Buffalo heads x6
    Bristle nose pleco x2

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    F1 Tropheus Bemba 19
    F1 tropheus Kalambo 13

    40g growout
    L144 black eyed yellow Bristlenose plecos

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    Nice. Those cichlids can be aggressive in a smaller group as well. Keep an eye out of that aggression if it occurs.

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    Nice looking Tank

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    Good to see you got it set up at last. Nice setup
    210G South American - Guianacara geayi, Thorichthys meeki, Acarichthys heckelii, Corydoras julii, Clown pleco, congo tetras, Heros sp. rotkeil
    175 Bowfront Tanganyikans - P nigripinnis, N brichardi, N brevis, N multifasciatus, J marlieri, N leleupi, N cylindricus, L ornatipinnis
    125G for "Bobby the Turtle"

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    Thanks for the comments ... it took a while but the tank is running well in it's first weeks with fish.

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    I thought folks would appreciate this update ... after a couple weeks looking at the great 5 Bars and really enjoying them I started to realize that the full size fish were really to big for the tank.

    I put the word to other BC Aq / VAHS members that I knew would have the experience and tank size to accommodate these fish. "Cypho" replied and yesterday we were able to arrange a trade. In exchange for the 7 full size adults I gained a mixed group of Tropheus that had been tanked together. The tank is now full Tanganyikan Cichlid / Community Tank.

    Tank Inhabitants

    • 6 - T. dubosi
    • 5 - T. ikola
    • 2 - T. bemba
    • 4 - T. chilanga
    • 3 - N. tretocephalus
    • 12 - S. petricolas

    Here is the video update ...

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    Small fish room, 19 tanks - various sizes.

    Fish Room Album

    I keep most of my breeding groups in biotope tanks. I remove pairs or breeding groups to special tanks to spawn and raise fry. Cichlids are what I breed mostly but have an interest in catfish - corys & dwarf plecos.

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    nice work!
    Having recently moved over to the salt side of things I'm loving the rock work. If you can't fill it with plants it takes a certain kind of someone to make rocks look great and you nailed it!

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    Looks great with the Tropheus! The 55G planted tank I had setup in my kitchen seems to have crashed while I was ill. This has me VERY tempted to convert it to a Tanganyikan community

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    Thanks Mark ... I have been playing around with rock work patterns for a while but you have to have good material to begin with. Most of that rock came via the fall VAHS and a BC Aq member who was shutting his tanks down for a bit.
    Small fish room, 19 tanks - various sizes.

    Fish Room Album

    I keep most of my breeding groups in biotope tanks. I remove pairs or breeding groups to special tanks to spawn and raise fry. Cichlids are what I breed mostly but have an interest in catfish - corys & dwarf plecos.

 

 


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