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Old 05-04-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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Good news :)

So I lucked up. I was given a 30g tank by a friend who wanted it gone. So my dream of setting up my 55g as a cichlid tank is gonna happen!!! Currently making the switch. I took some of my community fish back to LFS, got some cichlids to put in the 55! Pictures to follow!
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:17 PM   #2
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So it's all done! My 'new' 55g inhabitants include

3 yellow labs
3 red zebra peacocks
2 chilotilapua rhoadesii
1 kenyi (plan on getting more maybe)
1 electric blue johanni
2 albino BN pleco's (one is a long fin)

A picture of the whole tank:

http://m1282.photobucket.com/albumvi...9.jpg.html?o=0

I originally had 3 lights on this tank as this was a planted community before the change, and of course 2 of the lights had to go on the 30g, so I do plan on getting another light to even the light out, so the one light is just temporary. Another thing that is temporary are the terra cotta pots; as soon as I can get my hands on more rocks they will be gone.
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That looks awesome, I'd throw a backing on call it a day.
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That looks awesome, I'd throw a backing on call it a day.
I am just ordered a pizza and about to eat and enjoy my new fishy friends!
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Looks really good!
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:48 PM   #6
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So now that I have entered into this new part of the hobby, I have no idea about stocking and all and could use all the help I could get! I talked to LFS and they recommended 14-15 fish would be max recommended stocking level. What are your opinions?
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I thought I would let you guys see some of the inhabitants of this tank. I only got pictures of some of these guys as their so active and fast lol.

First up, what I was told was a red zebra peacock:
http://m1282.photobucket.com/albumvi...5.jpg.html?o=1

My chilotilapua rhoadesii with another red zebra peacock in as well:
http://m1282.photobucket.com/albumvi...a.jpg.html?o=0

It's a bit blurry but the best I got of my kenyi:
http://m1282.photobucket.com/albumvi...e.jpg.html?o=1

And one of the yellow labs:
http://m1282.photobucket.com/albumvi...9.jpg.html?o=0
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Is it me or is the lab missing a huge chunk of his dorsal fin?
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Is it me or is the lab missing a huge chunk of his dorsal fin?
No it's not just you, it actually is.
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No it's not just you, it actually is.
Is it a birth defect or aggression related?
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