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Old 03-12-2013, 07:40 AM   #1
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Malawi Chiclid setup

Hi all, this is my first Cichlid setup there Malawi in a Juwel Vision 180 with a 60L sump,

Any advise improvements etc. greatly appreciated http://youtu.be/44Tp7kwLCPU
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:04 AM   #2
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Hi all, this is my first Cichlid setup there Malawi in a Juwel Vision 180 with a 60L sump,

Any advise improvements etc. greatly appreciated http://youtu.be/44Tp7kwLCPU
Looks good! My only thing would be open the front more and stack more rocks on the back of the tank and make more hiding places

But either way GREAT JOB!!!

Here's my tank to give you an idea.

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Double post sorry!
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Thats exactly what i thought iv moved it to the back ill move it some more, will the brown flat rock be okay to add more of or would ocean rock be better? They all have a place to hide at present when i walked in this morning couldn't see one of them thought they'd all escaped.

Is it overstocked or is the stocking okay for Malawi i know they should be a little overstocked.

Last thing would the juwel actinic bulb look good with all my blue and yellow fish? If so which other juwel bulb would be best with it the high lite or the juwel color?

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Thats exactly what i thought iv moved it to the back ill move it some more, will the brown flat rock be okay to add more of or would ocean rock be better? They all have a place to hide at present when i walked in this morning couldn't see one of them thought they'd all escaped.

Is it overstocked or is the stocking okay for Malawi i know they should be a little overstocked.

Last thing would the juwel actinic bulb look good with all my blue and yellow fish? If so which other juwel bulb would be best with it the high lite or the juwel color?

Many thanks
For stock how many fish do you have and what size tank? The overstocked theory doesn't always work. I have a overstocked 75 gallon and I still had 20 deaths due to a hyper dominate male. So... It can happen. I've had to re home a few fish already.

The bulbs or bulb is up to you and what look your going for. I had actinic bulbs with purple plus from ATI and was happy for a while but I wanted a more natural look so I axed the t5 colored bulbs and went with the marine land double bright led fixture.

You can clearly see the results in the pics. Much more natural.

Hope this helps.
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I ended up with a juwel marine bright white and a juwel blue actinic they where buy one get one free so was rude not to also got some Seachem Matrix that will hopefully sort my Nitrate problem here the before and after picture no that many fish on show though but i much prefer it now
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I ended up with a juwel marine bright white and a juwel blue actinic they where buy one get one free so was rude not to also got some Seachem Matrix that will hopefully sort my Nitrate problem here the before and after picture no that many fish on show though but i much prefer it now
Looks good but I like the first pic better. But then again in art and every tank and aqua scape is art, there's is no right or wrong. It's set for interpretation. So either way its an amazing tank.
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Moved stuff about again i just cant get it to what i like... Maybe i will one day
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Moved stuff about again i just cant get it to what i like... Maybe i will one day
It takes time but find the "zone" as I call it
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Added some more rock its looking better thanks ill just keep at it
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