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Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By The Dude
Unless you are trying to really limit flow into...

Unless you are trying to really limit flow into the tank (which in the course of this setup may damage internal pumps) there is no benefit for this. Most tanks do better with more flow... the kind...
Forum: Fish   Yesterday, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By The Dude
Sizes vary depending on what you read, but they...

Sizes vary depending on what you read, but they get to or a little larger than 6". They also do not tolerate other males. Start with 10 and rehome the ones that don't work out and see what you have...
Forum: Fish   Yesterday, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By The Dude
Normally you want to start with a group of...

Normally you want to start with a group of juveniles and let them grow up together and then rehome some of them until you have a single male (in that size tank) and multiple females. Me personally...
Forum: Fish   02-08-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By The Dude
I've had praecox rainbows and they are awesome!...

I've had praecox rainbows and they are awesome! Super active and very pretty. They play constantly. Rainbows are so gorgeous and active I am considering adding some to my african cichlid tanks. They...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-08-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,001
Posted By The Dude
In the couple of days it took to set up the 11.4...

In the couple of days it took to set up the 11.4 gallon the small Frontosa have found their niche. Each of them has a little area that they hang out in and they are no longer chased or bullied by the...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-31-2016, 04:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,001
Posted By The Dude
This was kind of like dipping my toes in. I'm...

This was kind of like dipping my toes in. I'm going to tackle the stand and canopy of the 8 foot tank I'm getting next year.
I added 2 more Frontosa. They have been chased into the upper corners...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-27-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,001
Posted By The Dude
http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/thedude3...

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/thedude31580photobucket/20160127_155701_zps3miygzbj.jpg...
Forum: Fish   01-26-2016, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By The Dude
Im REALLY thinking about a Malawi tank after...

Im REALLY thinking about a Malawi tank after seeing all these pics. Ive got a 75 gallon setup ready to go in garage, but Im thinking of upgrading to a 240 gallon for my Tangs and then I could do this...
Forum: Fish   01-25-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By The Dude
Yes it's a community. I've got some Triglachromis...

Yes it's a community. I've got some Triglachromis Ostigma, Brichardi (single), Caudopunctatus, Gold Head Compressiseps, and I'm considering some synodontis.
I figure I've got some time before...
Forum: Fish   01-25-2016, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By The Dude
Fry wandering about has always puzzled me as...

Fry wandering about has always puzzled me as well. In my 75 gallon I've got Multi's (shell dweller), Juli's (cave dweller), and Calvus. You've got to be really patient and sneak up on the Multi's or...
Forum: Fish   01-25-2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By The Dude
Kribs need some space when they spawn. Mine...

Kribs need some space when they spawn. Mine killed Amano shrimp, ghost shrimp, and relished cherry shrimp. I wouldn't put a cray fish in with them or any cichlid. It will likely be seen as food... if...
Forum: Fish   01-25-2016, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By The Dude
My new Frontosa

I have always loved these fish and the opportunity presented itself for me to rescue on. He is pretry small. Maybe 1.5" he's the smallest fish in the tank. Tank is a 6 foot 125 gallon. I may get him...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-24-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,001
Posted By The Dude
Plants must be reasonably happy. The anubias...

Plants must be reasonably happy. The anubias azfelli floweredhttp://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/thedude31580photobucket/20160124_152611_zpsanmslhvy.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-24-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,001
Posted By The Dude
I stopped by the LFS today hoping to get more...

I stopped by the LFS today hoping to get more Caudopunctatus, but he was unable to get anymore. I did notice that he has a single good looking Gold Head Comp so I got it. I also noted a single good...
Forum: Fish   01-22-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By The Dude
I think that may be a large part of the problem....

I think that may be a large part of the problem. Cichlids have complex behaviors and it doesn't help that so many are misidentified or even hybrids which we see alot with the Africans. I know my...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-19-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By The Dude
Your tank is looking great. My tanks sometime...

Your tank is looking great. My tanks sometime take 2 weeks or more to clear. I finally added Purigen to my 125 to get it clear. I love the flame gourami. I also loved the pearl gourami. I wanted to...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-19-2016, 12:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,089
Posted By The Dude
Your tank is really looking nice. What do you...

Your tank is really looking nice. What do you think ate the zebras? I didn't see it mentioned.. did you transfer the filter from the 40 to this tank? Trying to cycle a tank is the biggest pain. Two...
Forum: Fish   01-17-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,354
Posted By The Dude
No shell dwellers in this tank. The 75 gallon is...

No shell dwellers in this tank. The 75 gallon is completely covered in shells. The Caudopunctatus will use shells sometimes, but prefer rocks so that is what they are using. The Trigs are skittish...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-16-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,351
Posted By The Dude
Wow man... your tank really looks awesome... as...

Wow man... your tank really looks awesome... as do the canopy and stand
I am seriously envious of your carpentry skill. My whole setup is store bought and the "wood" is of poor quality... one of the...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-16-2016, 03:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,001
Posted By The Dude
Thank you. The cichlids present a unique...

Thank you. The cichlids present a unique challenge in the scape. I need as many sight breaks and caves as possible. I'm thinking about adding another large portion of Anubias nana in front of the...
Forum: Fish   01-16-2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,354
Posted By The Dude
Tank has cleared up quite a bit since the...

Tank has cleared up quite a bit since the addition of the Purigen http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/thedude31580photobucket/20160115_181835_zps0fmwkzlt.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-16-2016, 12:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,001
Posted By The Dude
http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/thedude3...

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/thedude31580photobucket/20160115_181835_zps0fmwkzlt.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-15-2016, 01:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,001
Posted By The Dude
http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/thedude3...

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/thedude31580photobucket/20160114_202549_zpsyo2lozlw.jpg...
Forum: Fish   01-15-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By The Dude
The shell dwellers are from Lake Tanganyika and...

The shell dwellers are from Lake Tanganyika and need very hard water... much too hard for the tetras... they are awesome though... check out my 75 gallon Tanganyikan tank in the journals. I have a...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-13-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,001
Posted By The Dude
I don't have any sand sifters per say.... the...

I don't have any sand sifters per say.... the substrate is a mix of crushed coral and pool filter sand. The Trigs are diggers, but the crushed coral is a necessity to get and keep the PH and hardness...
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