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SKAustin's Tanganyikan Cichlid Community
Old 08-01-2006, 06:32 PM   #1
 
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SKAustin's Tanganyikan Cichlid Community

A brief description of the setup
Tank: 55 Gallon tank (soon to be upgraded to a 120 gallon)
Filtration: Rena Xp3 canister, Whisper 60 HOB
Daytime Lighting: 2 15 watt full spectrum flourescents (09:00 to 19:00)
Nighttime Lighting: 2 Coralife Aqualight 3/4W Lunar Blue-Moon-Glow LED Light (470nm)
2 Coralife Aqualight 1W Lunar Blue-Moon-Glow LED SpotLight (470nm) (19:00 to 09:00)
Substrate: 60 lbs of white gravel
Rockwork: 70 lbs of Lace rock for the rock work
Plants: Yes, all of the plants are artificial. The live plants were too much of a pain in the arse, so I opted to go back to the fakes. Ambulia, Hornwort, and 3 tufts of grassy looking plants.

Inhabitants:
1 Cyphotilapia frontosa BurundiŁ
1 Cyphotilapia frontosa Kavalla Island CongoŁ
1 Altolamprologus compressiceps "Sumbu Shell"
3 Altolamprologus compressiceps (Yellow)
3 Altolamprologus calvus (White)
1 Altolamprologus calvus (Black)
1 Altolamprologus calvus (Yellow)
2 Julidochromis transcriptus
2 Chalinochromis brichardi
1 Neolamprologus brichardi
1 Neolamprologus buescheri
1 Tropheus Moorii ChipimbiŁ
6 Lamprologus meleagris

Please share your comments, thoughts and suggestions.

Here are a few videos for your viewing pleasure.
Morning Activity
Feeding Time
Feeding time part 2

Here's a shot of tank under normal Datime lighting.



Nighttime Lighting



Daytime Lighting after the gravel change (went to a darker, finer substrate for the benefit of the fish)





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Old 08-01-2006, 11:51 PM   #2
 
Beautiful pics! Are you going to post all the pictures of your fish? Those are so pretty
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Old 08-02-2006, 01:13 AM   #3
 
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Nice one, Steve. If I know you, you will end up posting hundreds of pics of your Tangs.
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:09 AM   #4
 
nice tank
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Old 08-02-2006, 01:36 PM   #5
 
Your tank is one of the best and most beautiful tanks i've seen. Far better than mine. Nice work. :wink:
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Old 08-04-2006, 06:51 PM   #6
 
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your cichild tank

great job! I love the rocks/driftwood and plant decorations, it looks very natural
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Old 08-06-2006, 02:59 PM   #7
 
Stunning. Is it a peaceful tank or do fights break out?
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Old 08-06-2006, 05:47 PM   #8
 
When are you going to post more pics Steve?

Brie
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Old 08-06-2006, 06:04 PM   #9
 
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Is it a peaceful tank or do fights break out?
As this is a cichlid tank, fights do happened but not too often if you provide more hiding places.:)
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When are you going to post more pics Steve?
I'm also asking to myself why he hasn't got back to post more pics. Might as well try to ask him.
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:32 PM   #10
 
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Originally Posted by CuteLilPleco
Beautiful pics! Are you going to post all the pictures of your fish? Those are so pretty
Thanks Brie. I will post a few more pic here and there. I'm just finishing up on a DIY Tank Stand project so that has taken up a considerable amount of my free time. Sorry for the delayed response
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Nice one, Steve. If I know you, you will end up posting hundreds of pics of your Tangs.
You know me all to well Blue. :D
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nice tank
:)
Thanks Joe
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Your tank is one of the best and most beautiful tanks i've seen. Far better than mine. Nice work.
Thank you, Much appreciated Rich. Lot of effort went into attaining the look I wanted. I'm happy with the outcome.
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great job! I love the rocks/driftwood and plant decorations, it looks very natural
Thank you. Though there is no driftwood in the tank. Tanganyikan Cichlids require a high PH, Driftwood/Bogwood would buffer the PH down to levels below their normal habitat.
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Stunning. Is it a peaceful tank or do fights break out?
Aside from the occasional nipped fins, it stays pretty peaceful. Conspecific aggression with the Julies and the Fronts seem to be the biggest problem and that is very minor at best
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When are you going to post more pics Steve?

Brie
Soon Doll. very soon. :D
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