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  1. Sorry goneself, I think you've misunderstood what I'm asking. obviously demasoni and maingano wouldn't be in the same tank. which of the 6 colonies above would you put with the elec yellows and assorted peacocks? i.e cobalt blues and demasoni or maingano and red zebras etc.
  2. So after a 5 year sabbatical, I'm in the process of planning my re-entry into the world of African Cichlids. With a lot of information forgotten, it's taken a decent amount of reading to get my head around things again. I'm planning on setting up a 120cm x 45cm x 51cm tank. At this stage I'll be running it with an external canister filter (not sure which one), however i'll be aiming for minimum 8x turnover/hour. I'm planning on setting up a minimum of 2 different rock formations, and one decent "tree root" style piece of wood, thus allowing for multiple territories to be set up. One of my biggest joys when I had Africans previously was actually getting them to breed and as a result raising the fry. As such I am planning on putting a small 60cm x 30cm x 37cm tank in the stand under the main tank to help raise the fry to a size big enough to move on. I'm hoping to try and house (and eventually get breeding) at least 2, if not 3, different colonies in the display. I'm concerned that i'll be treading a fine line between uncontrolled and controlled overstocking of my tank. I have a list of fish I'd like to see in my tank. The missus only has 2 requests. The final list must contain a couple of male peacocks, and a small colony of Electric Yellows. Here are the others; Maingano Demasoni Red Zebra Cobalt Blue Zebra Met. Aurora Ps. Elongatus (mpanga) Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as to what other colony/colonies you would add in and how many in each colony Thanks, Trent
  3. Hi all, after a few years away from the hobby I'm getting back into it! no tank at the moment due to getting married shortly, however I'm hoping to have something set up by late April. looking forward to getting back into it cheers, Trent
  4. could be phosphates... have you checked them?
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  7. Gold Coast is also big, so suburb would be nice...
  8. depends on whether you want to take the chance that you have that 380L of water all over your floor or not? i recently had a 4x2x2 made up in 10mm glass, personally for me i'd spend the extra money and go the 6x2x2 and in the 12mm for the fact that the extra 6 inchs either way gives your fish that little bit extra room to move, but more so for peace of mind than anything else, especially if it's going to be a display tank.
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  10. i tend to disagree with needing at least a 3x15x18. I have a couple of 2x18x18 which currently house maingano (11), mpgana (, demasoni (17) and all are breeding happily. I actually have 3 maingano, 2 mpgana and 3 demasoni holding as we speak (speaking of that i must remember to go milk them today :boggle: ) Anyone who has seen my setup can back me up on the fact that it works, and works well for that matter. Only fish i have ever lost to aggression in that size tank was an albino pindani female and that was because i didnt stock the tank enough (not to mention the big male was a cranky bastard!) yes, you do need to overcrowd your mbuna tanks to disperse aggression, but i assume bmxican is just talking about only putting tangs in a standard 2fter. obviously tho it depends on how big you want your colony to be and a 3x15x18 would fit more fish in personally i'd grab a trio of common bn or albino bn and throw them in there instead. hth Trent
  11. if you can find his details can you please pm them to me aswell? cheers,
  12. if you can find a single L046 (zebra plece) you're doing well let alone a breeder of them. That said if you do find a breeder please let me (and probably everyone else on this forum) know. i doubt you will ever see one in a lfs considering you are looking at least $700+ for a 3cm fry. someone can correct me but i heard on the grapevine a trio went for over $4500 the other weekend. on a more positive note they are a beautiful fish! Trent
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