thanks everyone for the kind words and thanks AA for all the help.
looks to me like the black background takes the glare off everything..
a few tank details:
filtration, 2x custom built, corner, twin port, side drop filters.air driven by 2x 2 outlet 1200 lph air pumps.
1X 300W aqua one heater (had nothing but trouble from aqua one, 1x resun heater maintained temp better then this one.)
lighting is a 3 x36w tube fluro for display purposes only,
stand is diy and incomplete as you can see.
3 x Astatotilapia latifasciata
9 x Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos +fry
13 x Labidiochromis caeruleus juvis
8 x Pseudotropheus acei 'msuli'
10 x Cynotilapia afra ' cobwe'
7 x Dimidiochromis compressiceps juvis
hoping for some demasoni
, 40 max
hardness, don't know haven't test for months, but high due to limestone.
maintenance is 2 weekly water changes of around 20% and the occasional gravel vac.