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This is a discussion on African and Pleco adventure within the Tank Journals forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; My now 2 year old son really likes going to the Vancouver aquarium, so that seemed like a good excuse ...

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    Default African and Pleco adventure

    My now 2 year old son really likes going to the Vancouver aquarium, so that seemed like a good excuse to setup a tank at home. Last winter I picked up a 135g tank and stand + sump from a BCAA member, it was a SW setup but just needed a good cleaning.



    I did the initial setup/plumbing in the garage. Having been away from fish for a long time, and having never had anything to do with a 6' fish tank I didn't want any disaster in the house... The sump setup I found somewhere on the net for a discus tank. It's 2 stacks of drawers from walmart, 1 drawer for floss, 2 with pot scrubbers, 1 carbon, and 1 purigen.



    Once everything was running and stable and cycled etc... I had the local glass shop guys come over to help me move it upstairs.



    10 months later it's running pretty well with big help from Roger and staff at Roger's, Charles at Canadian Aquatics, Harold at Fair Deal's and this forum.



    My plecos get zucchini and yams, the cichlids, and synodontis petricola's get NLS.





    I love taking pictures, but taking pictures in the fish tank is tough..







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    Really nice pics there Mark...great looking tank!
    55 gallon in the set up process - will be apistogrammas
    Empty 65, 33, 20 gallon long waiting...
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    Wow. beautiful tank! Great looking plecos! I gotta get my self a tank that big!

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    great tank and love those plecos
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    Thanks for the comments, it is a fun challenge keeping everyone fed and happy. On the pleco side if things I know they get their veggies, but they don't get any of the wafers because the cichlids go nuts for them...





    With the cichlids, I wish I had them on NLS sooner, that is some seriously good fish food, I swear there is less poop per feeding :-) it's the random who is not getting on with who... Right now I have one Mbuna cobalt blue zebra that has decided he is it. It is weird how adding or subtracting just one fish can totally change the tank dynamic.

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    Great looking tank and plecos. I think you need more african and more plecos

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    Quote Originally Posted by charles View Post
    Great looking tank and plecos. I think you need more african and more plecos
    Thanks Charles, definitely more africans, and I am sure one or two more plecos...
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    nice tank!!! nice to see more african keepers around!!

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    beautiful assortment of plecos in there! I know it's much harder to get those Cichlids to hold still for a decent shot but i'm sure you'll get a few of them up in no time!

    Great looking tank, well done so far
    keep the pictures coming, you've got some great shots there!
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    Thats a great looking setup,nice collection of plecos you got there! Question for you, do your africans ever become a nuisance towards your plecos?
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