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Old 05-26-2009, 12:06 AM   #11
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i also would go planted with angles or discus. Nice tank.
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:23 PM   #12
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My stepdad has two cichlid-exclusive tanks, a 55 and a 125. Let me tell you, I have never seen more entertaining tanks. There are about half a dozen fish in the 125 that have their own names, territories, and weird quirks. Talk about personality. Plus, think about all the color they would bring to the tank! Soooo many different varieties... I'm starting to wonder if I should have done cichlids with my 125...
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Cichlids would be a great choice for your new tank, I have a tank very similar to that one with oscars and african cichlids of varying species. If you have the filtration you can run a bunch of them together. They do quite well in large numbers. Just add lots of spaces for them to hide in.

although, planted + discus would be awesome!
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:45 AM   #14
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......I am strongly leaning toward another planted tank with Angels but I have always wanted to set-up an African Cichlid tank. ......
Who says it has to be on or the other? How about a mixture of the two options:

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Old 06-05-2009, 10:24 AM   #15
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i say u should get african cichlids. They are great beutiful fish. in my 75 gal im going to make it a african cichlid tank with 1 or 2 elaphant noses and some other african species
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Congrats on the new tank!

If it were mine... I'd do a lake tanganyika tank with a nice big school of cyps or a planted altum tank.

bmg- be careful mixing rift lake fish with African riverine fish. Their preferred water conditions and diets are quite different and I'd hate for you to waste money and effort.
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Who says it has to be on or the other? How about a mixture of the two options:

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Congrats on the new tank!

If it were mine... I'd do a lake tanganyika tank with a nice big school of cyps or a planted altum tank.

bmg- be careful mixing rift lake fish with African riverine fish. Their preferred water conditions and diets are quite different and I'd hate for you to waste money and effort.
I already have 55 gallon Lake Tanganyika tank set-up it has 8 Synodontis Petricola and about 10 adult Neolamprologus Pulcher and a ton of babies. I really am leaning toward a planted tank but I canít make up what type of fish to put in it. I know someone who breeds Discus and could get them for almost nothing; a planted Discus tank is very very tempting also. I know allot people who breed a wide variety of fish through the Aquarium Society that I belong to so there are allot of temptations since I can get allot of cool fish for almost nothing. Thanks everybody for your suggestions but with a few months to think about my set-up I seem to waver back and forth all time on what I want.
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I already have 55 gallon Lake Tanganyika tank set-up it has 8 Synodontis Petricola and about 10 adult Neolamprologus Pulcher and a ton of babies. I really am leaning toward a planted tank but I canít make up what type of fish to put in it. I know someone who breeds Discus and could get them for almost nothing; a planted Discus tank is very very tempting also. I know allot people who breed a wide variety of fish through the Aquarium Society that I belong to so there are allot of temptations since I can get allot of cool fish for almost nothing. Thanks everybody for your suggestions but with a few months to think about my set-up I seem to waver back and forth all time on what I want.
Start planting first, pick your fish later. Hahaha
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I already have 55 gallon Lake Tanganyika tank set-up it has 8 Synodontis Petricola and about 10 adult Neolamprologus Pulcher and a ton of babies. I really am leaning toward a planted tank but I canít make up what type of fish to put in it. I know someone who breeds Discus and could get them for almost nothing; a planted Discus tank is very very tempting also. I know allot people who breed a wide variety of fish through the Aquarium Society that I belong to so there are allot of temptations since I can get allot of cool fish for almost nothing. Thanks everybody for your suggestions but with a few months to think about my set-up I seem to waver back and forth all time on what I want.
Ok.... I'm officially jealous! :p
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