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My 55gal 4ft Cichlid Community tank.

Postby Fatal » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:20 pm

Tank contains 2 Blue Acaras, 2 Green Sevrums, 1 Redtail shark, 1 Firemouth, 1 Convict, 2 Kribs and 1 Nicaragua Cichlid.

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Postby jd_7655 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:46 am

Nice use of live plants. I want that giant anubias.
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Postby exasperatus2002 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:27 am

Nice tank. I love the Nic. They're great looking fish.
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Postby Fatal » Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:53 pm

Thanks fellas really appreciate the feedback.
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Postby Fatal » Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:56 pm

jd_7655 wrote:Nice use of live plants. I want that giant anubias.


Thanks mate, i really recommend this plant, it's insanely hardy, it was in my 30 gal tank, i ignored my 30gal tank for like 4 months then all of a sudden this plant grew out of control so i moved it downstairs. It doesn't grow algae and it spreads like wild fire. One of the best live plants I’ve ever had. Also it doesn’t shed!
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Postby CjCichlid » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:59 pm

Good looking tank and fish. I want your male Nic! I have a female and have been in search of a good looking male!

I think a black or blue background would really add a lot!
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Postby Fatal » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:08 am

CjCichlid wrote:Good looking tank and fish. I want your male Nic! I have a female and have been in search of a good looking male!

I think a black or blue background would really add a lot!


I had a blue background on it, the other side of the blue background is black. I took it off like 3 days ago, i was thinking about getting a background with like rocks and plants. What you reckon? Or would that be too distracting from the fish?
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Postby CjCichlid » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:47 pm

I prefer a solid darker colored background myself; I usually use black. I think the rock/plant backgrounds really do take away from the tank itself as well as the fish.
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Postby Fatal » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:09 am

CjCichlid wrote:I prefer a solid darker colored background myself; I usually use black. I think the rock/plant backgrounds really do take away from the tank itself as well as the fish.


Ok cool, i might just use the black one then.
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Postby CjCichlid » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:50 pm

Sounds good, post up pics when you get it on there. I bet it will really make the fish and plants stand out.

Also, do you use any kind of ferts for the plants?
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Postby Fatal » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:21 pm

CjCichlid wrote:Sounds good, post up pics when you get it on there. I bet it will really make the fish and plants stand out.

Also, do you use any kind of ferts for the plants?


Nah i don't use fertalizers on the plants at all, i was planning on buying some iron tablets though. The tablets wont work on the Anubias though since it's growing on driftwood. But it doesn't need it, the plant is a machine.
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Postby stoogie » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:00 am

Good looking tank! Did you tie the Anubias to the driftwood? I've been trying to get java ferns to grow off driftwood for months, but they just won't stick, any tips?
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