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tama_drummer_73's 55 gal low-tech mbuna setup

This has been set up for a little over a month now, but Tim hasn't started a journal on it yet since it's not too exciting at the moment, but I thought I'd put up a few pics of it. He's got a common pleco, yo yo loach, 2 electric yellow labs and 2 electric blues, and then one that's dark grey and has orangey-yellow fins. It might be some sort of hap, but they didn't know for sure at the pet store, and neither do I.
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I did a little replanting after I received a couple of new plants. I hope it looks better..

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Looks nice. Are the fish and plants playing well?
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I put some plants in with my mbunas after they played with the gravel so i got a feel for where they dig and where they dont. Worked out nice. Hopefully they dont decide to dig around the plants to make a nice cavey home
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I really enjoy the mbuna's. They have such a personality. Moreso than other fish. Almost like the angles that we have in the 135. I am currently working on getting them new rental property. I am looking at getting some Texas Holey rock for the tank, as right now, Mel & I both think that none of them have really claimed any one spot in the tank for their own. Hopefully with the holey rock, there will be enough "real-estate" there for them to do it. I am looking at ebay for my Holey rock if you are wondering.

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Looks nice. Are the fish and plants playing well?

Thanks! Yes, I've been pleasantly surprised. They haven't uprooted or destroyed any of the plants so far. There's a bunch of open sand for them to dig in, maybe that's what's keeping them happy.
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Can you ID the middle, large leaved redish plant? Is it a tiger lily or something? Because i have one myself and have yet to ID it. It started from a little bulb.

Tank looks really nice btw.
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That's a red tiger lotus- I really like them.
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Do they flower at all? Because mine has grown lots of huge leaves close to the ground and is now shooting up tall stems that seem to still be forming into something, leaf or flower i do not know.
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I've never had one flower- the leaf it sends up to the top will be sort of like a lily pad. It will encourage your plant to send out more to the top, and take away from your growth of the submerged part. So, cut those back and your lotus will grow thicker.
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