Thanks for all your advice! The update is we are going to go for a few livebearers and some gouramis, the barbs are leaving us on Saturday! And the Kribs stay! Also we are in talks only talks about the possibility of a secondary Malawi cichlid tank later in the year
(haven't mentioned the size it would have to be yet) fingers crossed I will either end up with a community tank and a gorgeous Malawi tank or I will end up single in a one bedroom flat and carry the nickname of 'the crazy fish man'