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post #21 of 84 Old 11-21-2009, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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i was thinking lake malawi mnubas. i really like their color variations.

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post #22 of 84 Old 11-22-2009, 04:04 AM
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shame you're so far away from me,you could have had mine.
glad things are moving back up for you.
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post #23 of 84 Old 11-22-2009, 04:53 AM
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You mean like these?
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post #24 of 84 Old 11-22-2009, 07:52 AM
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I'm glad he seems to have understood, sorry it caused you such a headache there for a while.

Uhhh, now if I had my way in your tank, I'd get Yellow's again (Labidochromis caeruleus) I loved them guys sooo much and a school in a 55g is guaranteed entertainment.

Will you use gravel or sand in there?

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post #25 of 84 Old 11-22-2009, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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yes fish, THOSE!!!
Angel, Yes i have fallen in love with the labs! i have always wanted a yellow lab, but the furry four legged ones are a bit too hyper for me lol. he finally said "merry early christmas" last night so that made me VERY happy!! iam planning on using sand, probably playground sand but i am still not sure. what do you guys think?? i know they like moving the substrate around and if they ingest sand i am concerned about them getting impacted......

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post #26 of 84 Old 11-22-2009, 09:41 AM
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I don't think the sand will be too much of an issue.

But I've always seen gravel used. Usually of a the heavy courser type to keep them from digging up everything.
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post #27 of 84 Old 11-22-2009, 10:03 AM
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I had playsand with the yellow's and they all were cool with it, expect for my 'bob the builder' I had 1 guy in the gang that really needed to re-arrange their living quarters DAILY, he was too cool to watch thou. I personally just don't like the look of the big gravel, but everybody got a different taste right!?

Here's one pic of my old tank (unfortunately the ONLY pic I got of them guys)
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post #28 of 84 Old 11-22-2009, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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wow angel thats beautiful!! I really want to go the planted route but i dont know if i want to spend all the money on live plants just to have them uproot it....im looking into some really nice rock work....

what kind of plants are those?? are they live or fake?? (knowing you i probably should ask that question!!) lol

what do you recommend by way of filtration?!

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post #29 of 84 Old 11-22-2009, 10:46 AM
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Well now I have to say Yellow's vs Planted thank is an issue, the ONLY thing as you can tell by the pictures I was able to have in the tank and stay in there w/out being torn up by them guys was the Hygrophilia's; anything else that had went in, in the beginning wasn't approved by them later on

LOL yes live plants, you guessed right, this very form is called Hygrophilia Angustifolia. They root very well (which is needed for a proper 'anchor' with the Yellow's) And I just started out with maybe 3 plants, let them grow out (and they grew super quick for me), cut the tops off, replanted them and so on.

In any of my tanks >40g I always used the Eheim 2213 which you can get for a very good price & free shipping here atm EHEIM Classic External Canister - Filtration & Circulation - Fish - PetSmart
I just don't like HOB's and amongst the canister's this is my fav as far as lil to no maintenance, super quiet and really last forever and a day etc.

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post #30 of 84 Old 11-22-2009, 10:50 AM
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Another fish you may like is the Boeseman's they're nice and colorful and grow to be a fairly large fish AND they work nice in planted tanks, below pictures of them guys with a Danio and their tank.
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