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post #1 of 4 Old 12-09-2011, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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A rather nice dilemma

Hi everyone one... I have rather a nice dilemma and need some feed back. I have come into a 75 gallon tank I will need to purchase a filter heater etc. My current 55 tank is well planted with one small cave ,driftwood rocks etc..this is my thriving community tank. Filter is Aqua 70......I have been offered 10 Yellow Labs (yipee)...
Now the dilemma is should I start fresh and put the labs inthe 75 OR should I move my community into 75 giving the labs the very established planted 55 I ask this as I hear they may dig up new plants . Feed back wanted and any filters you all would recomend would be great Thanks
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-09-2011, 05:25 PM
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Nice score :) I have a Rena XP3 on my 75 gallon and it does a fantastic job.

I can't give you advice on the fish since I have no experience with that type.

Maybe give the 55 gal. to the labs exclusively and use the majority of the plants you have for the 75 gallon??

Happy tank setup :)

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post #3 of 4 Old 12-10-2011, 05:24 PM
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The yellow lab cichlid, Labidochromis Caeruleus, occurs in Lake Malawi, along the western shore I believe, and attains 4 inches (some sources say 5). Naturally aggressive, the more space the better, but a group in a 55g should work. However, one male to 3-4 females is recommended. And a very specific aquascape is needed; rocks and more rocks, and a sand substrate (crushed coral or aragonite sand is ideal as it will keep the hardness and pH high). Plants like Vallisneria are good.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-10-2011, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Byron it looks like I should put them in the new 75 that way I can give them the sand and rocks/caves they need.
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