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    I have a 400-litre aquarium with mostly Malawi cichlids. Aquarium has been functioning well for three years, and all parameters are good. Low nitrates. I have lost fish one by one over the past several months, but they are always the same species - six red zebras, fully grown siblings about...
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    At one time, build threads were fairly common on the forums. I always enjoyed watching other tank projects progress from start to finish. In the hope that other CF members might enjoy the same, I am going to use this thread to chronicle the build of our 125-gallon Mbuna tank. In the past, I...
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