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post #166 of 262 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 11:40 PM
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post #167 of 262 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 11:53 PM
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Well, the first one I looked up was the venustus. At adult sizes of 8" - 10", sites suggest a minimum 125 tank (which I have, but I'm not turning it into a cichlid tank). I have a 90g I'm trying to decide what to do with, but the fish would be too big for that. Too bad because the adults are gorgeous. What are you going to do with these cichlids as they grow? Do you have bigger tanks to move them too (I should ask, are you going to build larger tanks - lol) I would think you're going to have a war zone on your hands as all your fish mature...

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Well, the first one I looked up was the venustus. At adult sizes of 8" - 10", sites suggest a minimum 125 tank (which I have, but I'm not turning it into a cichlid tank). I have a 90g I'm trying to decide what to do with, but the fish would be too big for that. Too bad because the adults are gorgeous. What are you going to do with these cichlids as they grow? Do you have bigger tanks to move them too (I should ask, are you going to build larger tanks - lol) I would think you're going to have a war zone on your hands as all your fish mature...
Ill put them in a bathtub
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I'm getting a 350g tank soonish.. But u know they don't grow too fast if u dont overfeed them.. so your 90 gallons is okay for a few years

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350g - how I wish my floors would support that! How I wish I had the room - forgot about that part - lol I can't wait to see your journal when you get that started...

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350g - how I wish my floors would support that! How I wish I had the room - forgot about that part - lol I can't wait to see your journal when you get that started...
Hahaha.. yeah my floors dont support that either here, but at new place, its in the basement so cant fall lower than ground level right ? lol

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What a spectacular tank! Great variety of cichlids.
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here's two reference links of the biotope pics:

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What a spectacular tank! Great variety of cichlids.
Thank you !

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Very nice natural habitat !!!

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the second one is from a place called 'Jorai' and this was the very place where dario dario was first found.

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Hey everyone!
So i just received my new color interchangeable LEDs, they look freaking great for the fish colors, and the tank.. really cool ambiance. But i will get another 5 meter wire of them so that it can b brighter. Meanwhile I'll let you watch this video i made yesterday !
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Oh and heres a video of my two Malawi Eye Biter cichlid in mating mode... kinda hard to see cuz they are camera shy but its just obvious they gonna get freaky very soon !
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Looks like your having way to much fun with those lights lol.

How many gallons is that tank again? Bunch of happy cichlids

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Looks like your having way to much fun with those lights lol.

How many gallons is that tank again? Bunch of happy cichlids

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Yes they are all very happy ) its only 108 gallons 160cm/80m by 38m high

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Yes they are all very happy ) its only 108 gallons 160cm/80m by 38m high
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