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Old 05-01-2015
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I tend to lose power in my subdivision a lot and my sump being to small I fill it too high so it causes it to overflow when the power is out so I have it sitting in a 50 gallon rubber tote.

Do you have siphon breaks in your return lines? Would just be a hole drilled in them near the surface of the water.
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No I don't.
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No I don't.
That would stop water from siphon back into your sump when the power is shut off. Some people use check valves. Then you'd only have to worry about the drain lines.
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Nice. So you go the Females that you were wanting from them already?
Yes...recalling how potent the first batch of 14 were upon the 'temp-acclimate in bag, catch, release' method (almost like they had grown up in my tank), I decided not to quarantine the eight new females coming from the same source. Also, I had opportunity to release into tank and immediately give them 17 hours of complete darkness. As suspected, the next day upon turning on the lights, all females ate aggressively. This group is unique in how healthy they are...and, well, in how aggressive they are constantly lol! Video update in a couple weeks
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Yes...recalling how potent the first batch of 14 were upon the 'temp-acclimate in bag, catch, release' method (almost like they had grown up in my tank), I decided not to quarantine the eight new females coming from the same source. Also, I had opportunity to release into tank and immediately give them 17 hours of complete darkness. As suspected, the next day upon turning on the lights, all females ate aggressively. This group is unique in how healthy they are...and, well, in how aggressive they are constantly lol! Video update in a couple weeks
Gotcha. Yeah that's fine really. They most likely came out of the same set of tanks over there... So I don't see any problem with that. Just didn't realize you got them so quick. That's Awesome! Healthy fish will always be eating. A hungry Tropheus is a healthy Tropheus.

Glad to see you with a healthy group my friend.
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I bought a box Marinepure Cermedia 8x8x4, a box of the Cermedia balls and a 1.6 lb bucket of Matrix (does 400 gallons) for my 290 gallon show tank. Amazon had a deal but all 3 for $140. Maybe a little high but to make your tank crystal clear and for the fish IMO it's worth it. Plus when I have people come to my house to buy fish and they see how clear my water is it will help with sales.

I put some of the balls in a 125 and a few in a 150. I found a guy on FB who is turning a 55 gallon tank into a 3 chamber sump for me instead of the sump that is only rated for 150 gallon tank.

I will have one chamber with bio balls another with plants (for nitrates) and the last for the Cermedia with my 2,500 gph pump. This along with the fx5 on the side of the tank will be absolutely killer filtration.

The fish should be so happy the'll be dancing and smiling.

Thanks for posting about the Cermedia.
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You have a great vision to execute, please post or pm a pic when all is a go!!
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They are really growing! I got so spoiled with the Ikola group constantly breeding.....these girls have held some, but only 2-3 days it's their first attempt.
Enjoy!!

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Lookin good mate. Beautiful group Lots of tell tale jaw locking signs...white around the mouth...my bembas in Australia were jaw locking fanatics! Do you know how old they are? Mastiffman taught me that though black species girls start early it can sometimes take up to 18 months for the fella to get it right Patience grasshopper
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Looking good . They will get the hang of it. Pretty soon you will find a few little ones swimming around and wonder how that happened . Makes me miss my Pemba's.
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