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Post pictures of your planted African cichlid tank here!

Interested in seeing pics of planted African Cichlid tanks.

Special circumstances with these tanks.

Many Africans, like Malawi Mbuna, are diggers.

Many African herbivores are plant chewers.

Many plants don't like the very alkaline water these fish prefer (PH 7.8 and over)

Here's a pic of my low-tech/low light 55G Tropheus Moorii Ilangi tank.

Fish:
18 Tropheus Moorii Nkamba Bay "Ilangi"
3 A. Compressiceps Shell "Sumbu Dwarf"
1 Julidochromis Marlieri
1 Neolamprologus Leleupi
1 Neolamprologus Brichardi
4 Clown Loach

Plants:
2 Large Anubias Barterii
2 Crypt Wendtii Red
1 Anubias Nana
Vals
Broad-Leaf Sag
Large Java Fern (not pictured, recently added to right rear corner)

There are 3 small Anubias in the center that I recently removed because of BBA infestation, they are in isolation in my shell dweller tank which has a 4 hour photoperiod.

Adding soon:
3 or 4 more Anubias Nana (love these little plants)
more vals along the back

Substrate - 40 lbs Eco-Complete African Cichlid, 10 lbs crushed coral

Light - 45 watt shop light w/ (2x) 45 watt 6500K tubes

Filtration - Marineland Emperor plus Hydro-Sponge V attached to Maxi-Jet 600 powerhead

Rocks - granite rockpiles assembled from fist-sized pieces harvested at the jetty at Point Lookout Beach, south shore of Nassau County, Long Island

Ferts- Seachem Flourish liquid 2x a week, Flourish substrate tabs. Was using Excel but stopped.

Water Changes - 50% on saturday, 25% on wednesday

Photoperiod - 8 hours

Water Params
PH 8.4
KH 16
GH 16
Nitrate 30PPM

No CO2



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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-10-2006, 05:37 PM
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Travis has the nicest planted ARLC tank I have ever seen.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ph...k-warning.html
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ph...-tank-56k.html


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That is the best tank I have seen,.....If I could only do half as good of a job, I would be exstatic !
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Phenomenal.
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Here is my old 75G project

more pictures here --> http://greenstouch.com/africanlakes.htm


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Heres my 5ft Tang setup:
http://www.bollocks.co.za/Tang.htm
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