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    Poisoned by Cichlids!!!

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    Here is the evidence


    This is by far my "largest" aquarium in my little space at home. Compare to my previous 2X1.5x1.5 (housing 20 cichlids), this 2x2x2 is quite massive with depth and space.

    Filteration, I invested in Atman DF1000
    Stand: As usual (as in all my previous projects), I use ikea cheap lack - added multiple legs.

    Lighting: Current slim led light is not bright enough to penetrate deep into my new tank. Good or bad? Pro: dimmer light may bring out the cichlid colors, but I still prefer brighter light for maximum viewing pleasure.

    Rocks - tonnes of holey white rocks from previous tank.

    Cichlids: The more colorful the better. Already bought couple of Yellow Lab, some peacocks, and my usual mbunas (all housed in old tank). Tropheus will be on its way and probably get 1 pc Demarsoni too.

    See how things go from here....








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    Re: Kena Poisoned by Cichlids!!!

    Done up my new tank


    Cichlids hunting has just begun





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    Re: Kena Poisoned by Cichlids!!!

    Very nice bro,

    may i know where did you get the dino skull,

    thanks

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    Re: Kena Poisoned by Cichlids!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by fhan View Post
    Very nice bro,

    may i know where did you get the dino skull,

    thanks
    I got it from ebay.

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    Re: Kena Poisoned by Cichlids!!!

    Latest update of my African cichlids aquarium.






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    Re: Kena Poisoned by Cichlids!!!

    Nice setup. Look simple n easy.

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    Re: Kena Poisoned by Cichlids!!!

    Bro its overstock and very fast you have to upgrade your tank

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    Re: Kena Poisoned by Cichlids!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BlessChwee View Post
    Bro its overstock and very fast you have to upgrade your tank
    I have released a couple not so attractive ones and took away the coral. Now very spacious. Not planning to add anymore fishes since there are enough colors I like and the fishes have bonded and become "friends". So far so good lah. They swim well, eat well and almost look like round pig rather than grow in length...

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    Re: Poisoned by Cichlids!!!

    Hi bro any updates on your tank? I used to have the same livestocks. But they can't co exist together


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    Re: Poisoned by Cichlids!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeeman09 View Post
    Hi bro any updates on your tank? I used to have the same livestocks. But they can't co exist together


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    It takes skill to select fishes.

    1) You lots of hiding places,
    2) select fishes that don't like to chase others (especially when you are seeing them at the LFS)
    3) choose about same size
    4) Start all of them from young and they grew up together
    4) Feed them well.
    5) Mabuna cichlid tend to be more agressive and fierce than the rest
    6) I prefer Tanganyika cichlid more colorful and less agressive, but peacock can grow quite large and territorial unless they grow up together or about the same size.

    7) Monitor their behavior regularly, give or sell those that tend to be a regular aggressor.


    No more update. I shifted my dwelling place already...lol

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    Re: Poisoned by Cichlids!!!

    Hahaha now I'm only keeping peacocks and frontosa.

    But it's abit difficult to Sex them tho.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeeman09 View Post
    Hahaha now I'm only keeping peacocks and frontosa.

    But it's abit difficult to Sex them tho.


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    They can be territorial and agressive towards others during sexing or pregnancy/breeding (esp Mabuna).
    I prefer to buy all males with no female. More colorful.

    There are many types of cichlids that are not so aggressive - dolphine, Burundi frontosa, duboisi, venustus. in my opinion.

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    Re: Poisoned by Cichlids!!!

    Love your cichlid setup. May I know where you get the large rock at the background? How much did it cost?

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    Bro this is my cichlid set up just to share and I am currently looking for larger peacocks. If you have any larger ones we can do a trade if you prefer the smaller guys. Lol


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    Re: Poisoned by Cichlids!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rain291 View Post
    Love your cichlid setup. May I know where you get the large rock at the background? How much did it cost?
    I got those from Y618, much cheaper as compared to SV price. Nevertheless, those are still very expensive holey white rocks and very heavy as compared to holey lava rock.


    Quote Originally Posted by Zeeman09 View Post

    Bro this is my cichlid set up just to share and I am currently looking for larger peacocks. If you have any larger ones we can do a trade if you prefer the smaller guys. Lol


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    I no more keeping aquarium, living somewhere else now…lol.

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    Re: Poisoned by Cichlids!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeeman09 View Post

    Bro this is my cichlid set up just to share and I am currently looking for larger peacocks. If you have any larger ones we can do a trade if you prefer the smaller guys. Lol


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    May I also ask where you get those rocks with holes?

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    Re: Poisoned by Cichlids!!!

    can't see the early photos anymore...

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    Re: Poisoned by Cichlids!!!

    Due to prolong hibernation for some unforesseable reasons, my apology for not seeing the replies coming. Anyone who can't see the earlier photos are welcomed to visit my humble blog - nothing spectacular but the usual diary of a broke guy low-tech budget tanks.
    http://aquasense-aquasense.blogspot....&max-results=7

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    Re: Poisoned by Cichlids!!!

    Due to prolong hibernation for some unforesseable reasons, my apology for not seeing the replies coming. Anyone who can't see the earlier photos are welcomed to visit my humble blog - nothing spectacular but the usual diary of a broke guy low-tech budget tanks.
    http://aquasense-aquasense.blogspot....&max-results=7

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