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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.
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.
Feeding time part 2
Here's a shot of tank under normal Datime lighting.
Daytime Lighting after the gravel change (went to a darker, finer substrate for the benefit of the fish)
Beautiful pics! Are you going to post all the pictures of your fish? Those are so pretty
Nice one, Steve. If I know you, you will end up posting hundreds of pics of your Tangs.:wink:
Your tank is one of the best and most beautiful tanks i've seen. Far better than mine. Nice work. :wink:
your cichild tank
great job! I love the rocks/driftwood and plant decorations, it looks very natural
Stunning. Is it a peaceful tank or do fights break out?
When are you going to post more pics Steve?
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