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My 520lt

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My 520lt

Postby Graeme » Sun May 04, 2014 11:46 am

Ok, decision made, the tank has been ordered but annoyingly there's a two week wait for new stock to come in! Here it is:

http://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/aquar ... lours.html

I couldn't wait to get started so obviously the first thing to do is start a new Journal Thread!

I'm going to be having a go at Aulonocaras. Probably Ruby Reds (Rubescens). I like the idea of Malawi Cichlids that will accept a bit of a community setup and a few hardy plants in sand rather that the bare rock Malawi Mbuna look.

Would anyone like to help with suggestions of what I could put in with them please?

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Re: My New 520lt

Postby superdart » Sun May 04, 2014 1:03 pm

Java Fern is just about the only plant I had any success in growing with Rift Valley fish and that was a long time ago,also Anubius aparantly is worth a try.
If it has fin's and swim's I'm interested in it....
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Re: My New 520lt

Postby malakye » Sun May 04, 2014 1:37 pm

Mbuna are pretty hard going on plants so java fern is usually the only one that stands a chance. Cichlids are best kept in a species tank so other Malawi only, I wouldnt add your angel or other fish in with them.
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Re: My New 520lt

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Re: My New 520lt

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Re: My New 520lt

Postby malakye » Mon May 05, 2014 1:32 pm

I know some who do keep bristlenose plecs with their peacocks so it should work, just remember they will need a bit of bogwood to rasp on.
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Re: My New 520lt

Postby POS_miniracer » Tue May 06, 2014 12:36 am

That's a good looking tank. Very modern.
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Re: My New 520lt

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Postby POS_miniracer » Wed May 07, 2014 3:20 am

With African's it's pretty typical to overcrowd so I'd imagine you'd probably end up with a good canister filter attached to that thing at some point.
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