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63g Mbuna tank set up :)

Discussion in 'African / Old World Cichlids' started by GBLShorty, May 15, 2018.

  1. GBLShorty

    GBLShorty New Member

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    All set up now, just need a longer pipe for my external so just running trickle filter for now, going to start dosing ammonia when it finally turns up in the post (was supposed to be yesterday)

    Working on stocking ideas now, so kind fella from my town has offered me some seeded media so it may not take long to cycle, i have a api master kit plus tetra dip tests for quick tests

    Stocking list ideas are

    5 x Yellow Lab 1M/4F
    3 x Red Swedish Hongi 1M/2F
    3 x Red Zebra 1 M/2F
    3 x Afra varient 1M/2F

    still learning about others but i am going to go with 20 fish in total, 50% weekly water changes with tests, over filtered 2000l/ph

    Interested in gambling with Blue Hap pair and also thinking about Auratus x 3 and a Strawberry Peacock male

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  2. An76

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    Looks amazing
     
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    Thanks mate :)
     
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    SorryEh Fish Fanatic

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    Nice! their gonna love that, nice and rocky. Also a really good looking tank, the rounded corners are sleek
     
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    Do you want to breed the fish? if yes then don't keep more than 1 species of zebra in the tank. They will cross breed. They will also be more territorial and aggressive if there are females to fight over.

    If you want colour then just have males.

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    You can cycle the trickle filter without using the tank. Just add the ammonia to the trickle filter and put the return hose over the sponges so the water in the sump gets pumped over the filter materials. You use less ammonia this way.
    You can leave it connected to the tank and run it thru the tank if you like but it depends on how much the ammonia costs.
     
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    Tank is now mature, i used mature filter pieces in both of my filter

    My stocking idea

    65 gallon



    Have -

    2 x Red Top Hongi ' Sweden' ((Labidochromis sp. Hongi)

    1 x Red Zebra

    1 x blue hap



    wanted



    8 x Yellow Labs (Labidochromis Caeruleus)

    1 x red top swedish Hongi

    3 x Perlmutt (Labidochromis sp Perlmutt)

    1 x Red zebra (Maylandia Estherae)



    Interested in

    Yellow tail acei

    Rusty

    Strawberry peacock
     
    #6 GBLShorty, May 17, 2018
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