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Old 03-20-2012, 11:11 PM   #11
 
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DUDE!!!!! Mad jealous you got yours up man before mine. Your tank is exactly what I have in mind. Whats the background?
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:16 PM   #12
 
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Back ground is something i stumbled upon at the LFS. Rocks and branches. looks better than i was thinking it would.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:23 PM   #13
 
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Nice! Looks good, and how long did you cycle it for?
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:33 PM   #14
 
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Got some other questions. What substrate are you using, and how much? Is the backgroung 3D? And, what type if lights are you using?
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:55 AM   #15
 
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You have done well and tank looks just great for cichlids!
Perhaps three or four Synodontis Petricola might be desireable?
I actually like the lighting as is.
Good job.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:31 AM   #16
 
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Last 2 are Nimbochromis Venustus.

Do you know the sex of the fish? This is going to be very important for the fish you have 2 of.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:13 AM   #17
 
The tank looks awesome!!
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:16 PM   #18
 
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CinBos:
I only cycled the tank for about a day because I had water/substrate/filter media from an existing established 55G. In the end it was pretty much like performing a big water change. The back ground is not 3D, just taped to the back! As for substrate I used a dark rock I found in bags at the local landscaper’s. RINSED THE CRAP out it!! The lights I am not 100% sure, I bought some from PetSmart but not happy with them….
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Didn’t know I could put any kind of cats with these guys? Someone told me clown loaches…. I do like how the lighting is not super bright, it brings out the color of all the fish, but there are only two 24” bulbs so there are a lot of dark spots one on each side and in the middle.
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The pairs I have that I can tell;
Strawberry’s 1F 1M
OB Peacocks can’t tell yet
Electric blues not sure but maybe 2 M
Venustus looks like 1F 1M
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:15 PM   #19
 
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A nice aquascape for the cichlids indeed.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:32 PM   #20
 
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Just keep a close eye on the fish, you might need to up the numbers of males - females once you know the sexes for sure.

Are you aiming for an all male tank or mixed? Mixed you will almost certainly have to add either males or females to get 1 male to 4 female. None of the fish you have are overly aggressive but can be if there is just one male to a single female.

Those venustus have a long way to go before they color up, but trust me the wait is worth it.
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