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Old 06-27-2015, 07:28 PM   #1
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So I've been wanting to document my tanks progresses in a new thread, the old threads were pretty outdated. Although I will likely start new threads for specific tank builds I plan to do 90% of my updates through this thread so please subscribe and follow along. I encourage and welcome all comments and really enjoy any discussion on the topic of fish.
I've placed this thread in cichlid discussion as the majority of my tanks are cichlids but I do have the 5.5 gallon planted and am currently working on a new saltwater setup and will update info on those tanks here as well, however it will be mostly cichlid related. I'm in the process of getting updated pics and descriptions of my tanks ready so stay tuned.
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:45 PM   #2
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Brookster- like all good things give it time, this will be pretty pic heavy.

Spacefish- I'm a racer, TMRC actually stands for Track Monster Race Crew. The acronym of TMRC is something I've used in different aspects for many things, its actually pretty synonymous with me to those with people who know me. That and the numbers 5 and 03 which I race.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:35 PM   #3
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Here is my 60 gallon Malawi tank. I still have a few outliers who will be moved to more appropriate tanks soon but the tank has a nice balance.

Tank:
Marineland 60 gallon

Filtration:
Marineland penguin 350
Aqueon 75 gallon
Total 750 Gph filtration

Lighting: stock marineland dual fluorescent tubes.

Substrate:
Sand

Stock:
2 peacock cichlids
3 electric yellow labs
4 yellow tail acei
1 convict (soon to be moved)
1 rainbow shark

This tank has been established for six months. I've owned the peacocks for a year and a half.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:47 PM   #4
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As of tomorrow we will begin setup on our 20 high saltwater setup. We purchased 15 pounds of base rock today with plans to cycle and add 5 lbs of live rock. The tank will eventually include a clown, some goby or blenny, some inverts and some easier corals. My wife and I have done the research and feel comfortable taking on the challenge.
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:04 PM   #5
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Not tryin to hijack, just noticed you have the same tank as me. This is my newest setup...

Cascade 1000 canister
Aqueon 55 HOB
Aqua tech 30-60 HOB

845 gph total

4 rusty
3 red zebra
3 socolofi
2 kenyii
2 acei
1 yellow lab


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Old 06-27-2015, 11:16 PM   #6
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Nice! This tank offers great dimensions for Africans.
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:16 AM   #7
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In posting that info i realized i have a aqeon 50 on my 60gal tank that i should probably switch with my aqueon 75 thats on my 13gal grow out tank hahaha... my grow out tank has an aqeon 75 and 50 on it... talk about overkill...

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Old 06-28-2015, 12:33 PM   #8
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That aqueon 75 is a solid filter. I like mine a lot. 400 gph and lots of room for media and mine was $37 at the big box store.

I also want to add that the added acei and lab have really perked this tank up. The acei school together almost constantly and the electric yellows like to hang together as well.
I'm going to swap out to a more natural slate decor in a few months and I think their behavior in their natural environment will be awesome. All in all I'm really happy with where this tank has come.
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:55 PM   #9
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True that!

I have another tank with 5 acei in there. Trying to grow them out a bit so they can join the others... they are pretty neat since they really stick together... i currently have an acei AND a rusty holding so im pretty excited to see how many acei i get!

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Old 06-28-2015, 05:50 PM   #10
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I truly can't overstate the joy my african cichlid tank is bringing me. These yellow tail acei have brought out a dynamic I haven't seen in cichlid tanks. The schooling behavior has made the tank an interesting backdrop of schooling and solitary cichlids. I truly believe that by adding 2 more acei, 1 more electric yellow, and 3 more female peacocks that I will have reached my ideal stocking (having removed the convict and possibly the rainbow shark)

I'm so happy with the look and vibe with the tank. All are coexisting well.
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