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Advice on: 3 Aquariums, 30 Tanganyikans, 5 Malawi + 2 more

Postby easywolf31 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:48 am

Hey there, I just bought another used Aquarium, a 125 gallon flat back hexagon type, 6'Lx18"Wx24"H that will go in a basement room. My current one is a 140 gallon 5'Lx22.5"Wx24"H that is in my living room. I also have a 48"Lx16"Wx19"H 60 gallon in my basement fish room.

I need to figure out how to place 7 Kigoma Frontosas, 7 Mpimbwe Gibberosas, 5 Neolamp. Leleupi, 2 Neo. Brichardi, 1 Neo. Daffodil, 1 Neo. Olivaceous, 4 Juli. Marlieri, 2 Juli. Regani, 2 Juli. Transcriptus, 2 Juli. Dikfieldi, 5 Blue Dolphins (Lake Malawi, 1 nice male and 4 females from different breeders/pet shops),1 Jewel Cichlid and 1 Green Texas cichlid.

I may give away the Jewel and Green Texas and want to breed but will seperate pairs consisting of different species. I'd prefer to seperate the 2 different Cypho types.

I'm now stuck as to put who where? Any advice? I may get another 125 gallon if needed.
125G 8 CF.Kigomas, 7 G.Mpimbwe, 5 G.Moba
N.Leleupi, J.Marlieri, 1 J.Regani, J.Transcriptus
N. Daffodil, Blue Dolphin
140G CF.Burundi, Bue Dolphins, N. Leleupi
N. Brichardi, N.Olivaceous, J.Dickfieldi
60G Jewel, Green Texas
75G 2 Red Jewel Lifalili
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Re: Advice on: 3 Aquariums, 30 Tanganyikans, 5 Malawi + 2 mo

Postby DJRansome » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:52 pm

What are the dimensions of the hex if you chop off the pointy ends?
125G Borleyi, Maleri, Astatotilapia, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Caudopunctatus, Petricola
55G Chrysonotus; 38G Demasoni
33G Hara; 33G Kwanga; 33G Maingano; 33G Cobue
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Re: Advice on: 3 Aquariums, 30 Tanganyikans, 5 Malawi + 2 mo

Postby easywolf31 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:24 pm

DJRansome wrote:What are the dimensions of the hex if you chop off the pointy ends?


Hi there, 72"x18"Widex24"tall
125G 8 CF.Kigomas, 7 G.Mpimbwe, 5 G.Moba
N.Leleupi, J.Marlieri, 1 J.Regani, J.Transcriptus
N. Daffodil, Blue Dolphin
140G CF.Burundi, Bue Dolphins, N. Leleupi
N. Brichardi, N.Olivaceous, J.Dickfieldi
60G Jewel, Green Texas
75G 2 Red Jewel Lifalili
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Re: Advice on: 3 Aquariums, 30 Tanganyikans, 5 Malawi + 2 mo

Postby DJRansome » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:30 pm

OK then what is the measurement of the sides (not the middle)?
125G Borleyi, Maleri, Astatotilapia, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Caudopunctatus, Petricola
55G Chrysonotus; 38G Demasoni
33G Hara; 33G Kwanga; 33G Maingano; 33G Cobue
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Re: Advice on: 3 Aquariums, 30 Tanganyikans, 5 Malawi + 2 mo

Postby easywolf31 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:38 pm

DJRansome wrote:OK then what is the measurement of the sides (not the middle)?


Hi there, it's 12" without the angled part. Here is a picture of the aquarium, I just finished setting it up in, got an awesome deal for it $400 US about.

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125G 8 CF.Kigomas, 7 G.Mpimbwe, 5 G.Moba
N.Leleupi, J.Marlieri, 1 J.Regani, J.Transcriptus
N. Daffodil, Blue Dolphin
140G CF.Burundi, Bue Dolphins, N. Leleupi
N. Brichardi, N.Olivaceous, J.Dickfieldi
60G Jewel, Green Texas
75G 2 Red Jewel Lifalili
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Re: Advice on: 3 Aquariums, 30 Tanganyikans, 5 Malawi + 2 mo

Postby DJRansome » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:59 am

I'd put the fronts in the new tank, the rest of the Tangs in the 60" tank and the Malawi in the 48" tank.
125G Borleyi, Maleri, Astatotilapia, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Caudopunctatus, Petricola
55G Chrysonotus; 38G Demasoni
33G Hara; 33G Kwanga; 33G Maingano; 33G Cobue
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Re: Advice on: 3 Aquariums, 30 Tanganyikans, 5 Malawi + 2 mo

Postby easywolf31 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:39 pm

DJRansome wrote:I'd put the fronts in the new tank, the rest of the Tangs in the 60" tank and the Malawi in the 48" tank.


Ok thanks :) I placed the 7 new 1" Gibberosa Mpimbwe in the new 125G. Next I will place the 7 1-1.5" Kigomas in the 125G just like you said :). I need to also add 1 Leleupi that is getting harassed by a bigger one. As well as a peaceful small Daffodil and small Tegani. Thursday I am also getting 4 little Marlieris that I will also place in here.

I will leave the 2 2" Burundi Frontosas in the 140G as well as the 4 Blue Dolphins and the Brichardi with an Olivaceous since my gf really likes those a lot in that living room aquarium. I have no choice but to leave 2 Leleupi, 1 mean Dikfieldi that hates my Regani in there as well. The Transcriptus should probably be brought in the 125G too, not sure yet on that one. I am also adding a 2 year old Leleupi pair in here on Thursday.

The Texas and Jewel need to stay in there until I finish setting up the 60G.

That's it I'm done for now, this has been a busy 2.5 months assembling all this. Luckily I haven't lost any fish yet for now.

Hope this isn't a mess?
125G 8 CF.Kigomas, 7 G.Mpimbwe, 5 G.Moba
N.Leleupi, J.Marlieri, 1 J.Regani, J.Transcriptus
N. Daffodil, Blue Dolphin
140G CF.Burundi, Bue Dolphins, N. Leleupi
N. Brichardi, N.Olivaceous, J.Dickfieldi
60G Jewel, Green Texas
75G 2 Red Jewel Lifalili
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