Aquarium Setup • Malawi Tank Wietze Bron (350x80x80 / 2200 litre)

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Postby WietzeBron » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:06 am

Nimbochromis Venustus
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Tyrannochromis Macrostoma
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Exochochromis Anagenys
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Aristochromis Christyi
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Buccochromis Rhoadesii
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Diversen
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Fossorochromis Rostratus
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Synodontis Petricola dwarf (Tanganyika meer)
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Postby Ssssssspit_Fire » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:46 pm

:o as always
wietze, your fish are magnificent!
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Postby scrubjay » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:51 pm

They are truly spectacular specimens, congratulations! You so rarely see them in their full adult glory because they need such a large tank, and I have never seen better photos of them anywhere. Do you have a favorite?
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Postby sulcata2big » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:12 pm

fantastic tank, fantastic fish, you must be really proud, im sure i would be

mick :thumb: :thumb:
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Postby TheBanker » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:52 pm

gotta love the large haps. :thumb:
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Postby WietzeBron » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:57 pm

scrubjay wrote:They are truly spectacular specimens, congratulations! You so rarely see them in their full adult glory because they need such a large tank, and I have never seen better photos of them anywhere. Do you have a favorite?


Thanks. My favourite is the Buccochromis Rhoadesii, because of his shape, size and rather unique orange color combination. Other ones I like are the Champsochromis Cauruleus and Fossorochromis Rostratus.
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awesome

Postby dkreef » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:25 am

Hi i got a 265gal with 120gal sump filtration. i currently have 75 haps/peacocks/synodontis/some mbunas. all males.
some of my haps are still subadults(~6") but not colored yet such as Buccochromis rhoadesii.
i am amazed how great yur bucco looks.
is there anything i could do to bring out the color? water quality, food, etc?
i feed them HBH african attach(supposedly colors them).
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Postby WietzeBron » Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:12 pm

dkreef wrote:Hi i got a 265gal with 120gal sump filtration. i currently have 75 haps/peacocks/synodontis/some mbunas. all males.
some of my haps are still subadults(~6") but not colored yet such as Buccochromis rhoadesii.
i am amazed how great yur bucco looks.
is there anything i could do to bring out the color? water quality, food, etc?
i feed them HBH african attach(supposedly colors them).


Hi dkreef,

I feed my fish shrimps, mussels, smelt and krill and also protein pellets. Besides that I feed them Aquatic Nature pellets (I don't know HBH).
This contains high concentrations of natural Astaxanthine en Spirulina which colors them. I don't know if you can get that in the US.

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Postby CrazyCichlid » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:32 pm

Not sure how i missed this thread but :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Your setup my friend should be the benchmark of all hap tank setups! Sorry if you have answered this before but how do you keep so many big haps in great condition with all the aggression ( potential) in that tank?

Keep the pics coming :popcorn:
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Postby WietzeBron » Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:41 pm

CrazyCichlid wrote:Not sure how i missed this thread but :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Your setup my friend should be the benchmark of all hap tank setups! Sorry if you have answered this before but how do you keep so many big haps in great condition with all the aggression ( potential) in that tank?

Keep the pics coming :popcorn:
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Thanks for these fantastic words. The tank is rather large with space all behind the BTN background where they can get out of sight.
Also keeping enough fish together helps spreading the agression. They are all very kind to each other. :) :) :)
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Postby jimmymac » Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:29 pm

CrazyCichlid wrote:Not sure how i missed this thread but :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

how do you keep so many big haps in great condition with all the aggression ( potential) in that tank?
:popcorn:
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Keeping large haps together isn't a real hard thing to do.
Thats the beauty of an all male Hap show tank, they get along.

Wietz, Tank looks the very best Bro!!
M.T.S. forever!!!
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Postby WietzeBron » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:35 pm

jimmymac wrote:
Keeping large haps together isn't a real hard thing to do.
Thats the beauty of an all male Hap show tank, they get along.

Wietz, Tank looks the very best Bro!!


Thanks Jimmy, but in this case it is not an all male tank.
I keep 1 or 2 females with each male, in one case even 4 females.
It keeps the males in color !!
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Postby jimmymac » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:12 pm

WietzeBron wrote:
jimmymac wrote:
Keeping large haps together isn't a real hard thing to do.
Thats the beauty of an all male Hap show tank, they get along.

Wietz, Tank looks the very best Bro!!


Thanks Jimmy, but in this case it is not an all male tank.
I keep 1 or 2 females with each male, in one case even 4 females.
It keeps the males in color !!


Hey bro, I know. I was kinda refering to my tank, on your thread, LOL
Check this out. I just got a pair of Champsochromis at the RMCA auction too.

Jumpin your thread: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_tsriKAMe0
M.T.S. forever!!!
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Postby Marduk » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:23 pm

bumping this as the best thread EVER
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Postby WietzeBron » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:42 pm

Thanks Ed !!

FYI: I have put a juvenile couple Buccochromis Heterotaenia in my tank.
The male is not showing full colors yet, when he does I'll post some pics.
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