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Old 08-08-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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This is my tank. Mostly African Malawi Cichlids.
2 Convicts
4 Mother of Pearl Cichlids
4 Yellow Labs
2 Cobalt Zebra Cichlids
5 Rusty cichlids
3 Peacock cichlids
1 Electric Blue Hap
1 Red Zebra Cichlid (I have a female and she is orange)
2 Bumblebee Cichlid
1 Pleco
? Fry (I have seen baby fish on a regular basis)
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:23 PM   #2
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Very nice!

But...I think African cichlids+Convicts=nono.....
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:33 PM   #3
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I know, I have had them since the beginning, and I can't get rid of them, besides they can hold their own against the African cousin, lol lol.
Glad you liked my tank! 
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:54 PM   #4
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Beautiful aquarium! It looks very clean!
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Thanks.  I clean it once a week. Every Saturday.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:02 PM   #6
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Thanks.  I clean it once a week. Every Saturday.
Sounds like a good system.
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I clean it once a week because it keeps my nitrate level low. My aim is to keep my no3 levels under 20ppm. My tank is probably getting close to double stocked if you use the 1 inch of fish per gallon rule.
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I clean it once a week because it keeps my nitrate level low. My aim is to keep my no3 levels under 20ppm. My tank is probably getting close to double stocked if you use the 1 inch of fish per gallon rule.
The one inch rule doesn't always apply. Our beautiful Mbunas are one if the many exceptions to that rule.
I have a 55g Mbuna tank (working towards a 75g) and proper stock amount is 15 fish. Which if the the 1" rule applied would be 4-5 to many depending on their growth. So depending on how many you actually have, you could be just fine.

Just for informational purposes, the no-no for African and NW Cichlids isn't because of aggression. The Africans are mostly semi aggressive and the Convicts are aggressive, which is why they can hold their own, they are more aggressive. It's their water requirements that are different about them.

Just out of curiosity, what type of Pleco do you have? I admit, I am a huge Pleco fan.
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Not sure. My lfs says it a spotted pleco.
I have 25 fish, that includes pleco. Here is a pic of him.
I understand about the water requirements, it was my understanding that as long as the water chemistry does not change quickly that Convicts were fairly adaptable to most water conditions.
Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
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I clean it once a week because it keeps my nitrate level low. My aim is to keep my no3 levels under 20ppm. My tank is probably getting close to double stocked if you use the 1 inch of fish per gallon rule.
I zoomed in on the photo to count your fish & you may be a few over but not by a lot. If you were to re-homed the NW Cichlids (Convicts) and depending on what type of Pleco you have you should be OK.
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