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  1. Lake Tanganyika Species
    Hello. I recently acquired a used 450 gallon acrylic tank. As of now, I'm thinking of doing a Tanganyika tank. I've done south american for years (my favorite), and have done an mbuna tank in the past. Looking to try something new as I already have two south american tanks at the moment. My...
  2. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    My EBA stopped eating, and I'm not sure what to do. She's in a 75 gal tank with an angel, a blood parrot, and a Severum, all are juveniles, though the Severum is the largest. I haven't seen any bullying, or anything to indicate she is not being allowed to eat, in fact, her and the blood parrot...
  3. South American Cichlids
    Based on a lot of great advice from various members I’ve decided to go with the suggestion from @Auballagh and setup the 125g I inherited at work as a SA tank. I figured I’d take some notes on the progress here. this is after QUITE a bit of cleaning from the previous condition, the exterior...
  4. Unidentified Cichlids
    can someone identify what species is he I got him from Petco the guy at my local store said deep water hap but I dnt think so any better opinions out there
  5. Lake Victoria Basin West African Madagascar Asian
    I am often wishing this forum had more members actually sharing their tank updates/pictures etc, so I’m going to try and do that for mine! I started a 55G a month or so ago and just stocked it yesterday. Found a decent deal on a full 55G setup and decided to try my hand at a full dirted tank...
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