100g African Tank

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100g African Tank

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This is my African display tank, this used to be in my 55g obviously without as many fish. This tank has Malawi (only mbuna are yellow labs the rest are Haps) and Tangs.
I keep the PH at 8.2 which seems to suit both lake species nicely. I know some people will frown on this mixing the two lakes but I've done this successfully for years now, now I will say it does take some careful choosing as I still think some tang species should not be mixed with any Malawi species which I know some will argue against as well. For filtration I'm running a Fluval 405 (soon to be replaced by an FX5) and an Aquaclear 110. I'm upgrading to the FX5 so I can get even more turnover of water as I like to overstock the tank to mimic more of their natural habitat and to help keep any aggression down as the tank is 95% male.

Here are some pictures which I will have more to come as I get time.


Picture of the tank.
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Aulonocara sp. "Stuartgranti Maleri" (Chidunga Rocks) Male
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Labidochromis caeruleus Male
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Pair of Blue Dolphins believe the male is on the left in this pic
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Neolamprologus Leleupi
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Otopharynx lithobates (Zimbawe) - Male
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Re: 100g African Tank

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Nice looking setup. Can't wait until I can get a tank that big.
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Nice looking setup and fish. Can't wait until I can get a tank that big. :)
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Re: 100g African Tank

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Just some new pics, going to be getting some new rock to spruce this tank up next weekend. Was going to get it this weekend but the whole household got hit with the flu so that didn't happen. Will have pics once that is done and put in.

Fossorochromis Rostratus - Male (at least I believe it to be based on behavior with the smaller one)
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Another shot of the pair of Blue dolphins, love these guys
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Subadult male Greshakei
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Zrock being photogenic
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Neolamprologus leleupi
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Pair of bronze cory's
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Re: 100g African Tank

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Nice, especially the Otopharynx lithobate :)

Not so sure about having the bronze corys in there, they like water much softer and pH around 7.0, how about having some syndontis petricolas instead ?
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True, however ive found aneus corys at lest to do quite well on the higher ph. They've laid eggs dozen of times, fish food lol. Wild caught and more sensitive species I agree do not fair well in higher ph, such as I would never keep pandas or hasbrosus in an elevated ph.

Thanks for the compliment on the zrock, however he has turned into quite a little devil so I'm in the process of rehoming him.
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Re: 100g African Tank

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I like the setup. Nice fish
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