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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-29-2015, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Torn between tank ideas... 75 gallons of what?

Well I've been Rollin ideas around in my head for my empty 75 and cannot decide. My ideas are as follows.

1. Blackwater SA cichlid community
- lots of driftwood and sandy substrate
- few plants
- dim lighting and tannins
- Angels, geos, cories, maybe acara

2. Malawi cichlid community

- sand and rock scape only
- tons of lake Malawi cichlids
- big ass sump

3. Dirted community not continent specific

- dirted with lots of root feeders
- rainbows, loaches, and a mix of tetras, Angels, Rams and anything and everything else

Currently digging the low maintenance SA blackwater idea, dang MtS
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Do you already have a planted tank? If so, I would say go for the Malawi Cichlid Community. I try to have different types of biotopes to increase the variety of tanks that I have.

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Do you already have a planted tank? If so, I would say go for the Malawi Cichlid Community. I try to have different types of biotopes to increase the variety of tanks that I have.

I've got three. A 46 Bowfront crypt forest, a 29 dirted Amazon tank and a 20 gallon full of libebearers. The twenty may become home to an apisto pair. Not sure yet. I like the idea of different types of tanks too.
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I'm thinking about a Tanganyika planted.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-30-2015, 01:31 AM
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I personally like the 3rd one, my tank is basically that one. If you don't want to do that, do the second one, I think a Malawi tank is a really nice if done right

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