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Tropheus Aquascaping Discussion of suitable rocks, substrates, tank decor, layout, etc.

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Show tank(s) 213 56.20%
Stock tank(s) 18 4.75%
Mix tank(s) 35 9.23%
Breeding tank(s) 49 12.93%
Beginner tank(s) 26 6.86%
Just another tank in the fishroom 35 9.23%
Other (please describe below) 3 0.79%
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Old 05-16-2011
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(kiriyama @ May 15 2011, 06:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
WOW, nice clean looking tank, that water looks sparkly, like the idea of splitting the outflow on the FX5, cheers for posting.......
Cheers, Sean[/b]

Thanks! It's Super Clear amd Uber Quiet as well. I went from 2 tanks in that Family Room (75g and 60g) with 4 aquaclear 70's and 2 AC 70 power heads running, to 2 180g's running FX5's... It's so mch nicer to be able to not have that noise... I love the sound of a waterfall but not in my livingroom. Well at least at this point in my life. I have a 3.5y old and a 10m old... And a wife! LOL- Just joking!
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Hi.I currently keep

w/c Tropheus Nkonde (Bright Yellow) x16 with a ratio of 6m/10f in a 300ltr tank.Offspring 60+
w/c Tropheus Lufubu (Purple Rainbow) x15 with a ratio of 4m/11f in a 350ltr tank.Offsring 50+
w/c Tropheus Brichardi Malagarassi x9 with a ratio of 3m/6f in a 350ltr tank.Offsping 70+
w/c Tropheus Ikola x 12 with a ratio of 4m/8f in a 280ltr tank.Offsring 48
w/c Tropheus Duboisi Maswa x 6 with a ratio of 2m/4f in a 300ltr tank.New
w/c Tropheus Kasanga (Red Rainbow) x 6 with a ratio of 2m/4f in a 280 ltr tank.

Also 25 F1 Tropheus Mpimbwe Red Cheeks from my old w/c Breeding group.I have a 700ltr tank coming in a couple of weeks with a 300ltr sump.I have kept w/c Troph's for a year or two now with hardly any problems.The wife comes 2nd after the fish.
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Wow thats some collection you got there and also I notice that its all kept in small groups in small (read decent) size tanks...way to go

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4 tanks in total
125 gal show/breeder tank
100 gal grow tank
25 gal grow tank
10 gal grow tank
The 100,25,10 all have bare bottoms, no sand.
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i have a 125 g 6ft tank with 48 tropheus ilangi from four differant sources size range from 1.5" to 3"
decor four large limestone rockes evenly spaced,arogonite sand
two filstar xp3,one sponge filter
75g looking to get a colony of beautiful trophs
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I have always enjoyed looking at my tanks and my fish. I only have three tanks as of now, 1 18gal Fry, 120gal show and a 30gal grow out. My parents had a couple of 55gal tanks and they always kept my attention. I am Buying a colony of Moops this weekend for a new set up. Wish me luck.
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Originally Posted by cricket355 View Post
Over the years with cichlids I have allways used Aquaclear filters, except for the one fluval that caused a flood since I didn't connect the hose properly. :blink:
I experimented with sand bought from home depot, but that time the sand was getting caught in the impella of the filter(Auaclear) and grinding to a halt.
At this time I use a substrate with a mix of gravel and shells(helps ph) formulated for cichlid tanks, still using Aquaclear filters(3), two power heads on each end of tank, bubble wand,two heaters, river rock, 125g. tank.
Presently, have 17Bemba flame in this set up. Want to add erets. Am also thinking of adding duboisi but, am wondering whether this would keep my bembas from reaching their best color. Although I don't see others here having a problem with this,
Hope to post pictures soon, and get some feedback since I know this is the best place for it.
Been a while so wanted to update this post....Now have about 30 Bemba flame and 7 gobies. Still have pretty much same set up but, have changed substrate to white gravel and added two Koralia powerheads.
Still can't post pictures since they are coming from my android phone and this site will not take the upload.
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I would get the Jebao wave makers instead.The Koralias vibrate after a couple of years.My tank is so loud from them vibrating.
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