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55g tanganyika community tank

Postby Gatorfreak » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:05 pm

Hello everyone!!! :)

Just finished cycling my 55g tank and want to set up a tanganyika community.

Tank size 48 1/4 x 12 3/4 x 21
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Any advice would be great. I want to base the tank around either black or white calvus
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Re: 55g tanganyika community tank

Postby Gatorfreak » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:06 pm

Not sure why pics are sideways and upside down put click on pic to see
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Re: 55g tanganyika community tank

Postby DJRansome » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:13 pm

Calvus, shellies and cyprochromis are a classic combo.
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Re: 55g tanganyika community tank

Postby Gatorfreak » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:26 pm

Shellies I do want. I have the shells just need to clean them. I was thinking of placing them in the open sand area and close to small rock pile
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Re: 55g tanganyika community tank

Postby Gatorfreak » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:30 pm

Would there be room for a pair of j. marlieri or j. transcripts?
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Re: 55g tanganyika community tank

Postby Gatorfreak » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:32 pm

Two of our local family on pet stores carry juvenile julies and Calvus is why I ask
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Re: 55g tanganyika community tank

Postby DJRansome » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:33 pm

I would not add them but you could swap them for the calvus or shellies.
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Re: 55g tanganyika community tank

Postby Gatorfreak » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:40 pm

Ok thx. If I did my homework right the idea would be 5 or 6 of each except for the cyps bc they are school fish. And as the calvus and shellies or julies grow and pair off remove or rehome the extras?
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Re: 55g tanganyika community tank

Postby DJRansome » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:26 pm

Shellies like multifasciatus colonize, so buy 6 and they will multiply. Twelve cyps. Six calvus and remove extras when a pair forms. Compliments on the studies.
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Re: 55g tanganyika community tank

Postby Gatorfreak » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:27 am

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Re: 55g tanganyika community tank

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:25 am

Tank looks nice. How's the stocking coming along?
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