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Re: New 60 gal tank set up with pics

Postby shiftyfox » Sun May 10, 2020 6:59 am

I get all my fish from Midlands Malawi too, Carl and his wife have a great selection of fish at decent prices.
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Re: New 60 gal tank set up with pics

Postby aconite » Sun May 10, 2020 8:43 am

Good to know. Thanks, shiftyfox.
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Re: New 60 gal tank set up with pics

Postby lambretta » Sun May 10, 2020 11:39 am

look at wet pets they are in solihull west mids
good prices for juv mbuna
got all of mine from there
woman works from home but does deliveries
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Re: New 60 gal tank set up with pics

Postby Ryanblackheart » Fri May 15, 2020 11:02 am

Little tank update I’ve added golden anubias nana and it is doing well so far, a few nibbles but no serious damage

My Synodontis Lucipinis count is back up to 5 :)

My light came with a blue moon function but my fish HATE it so I’ve instead for a more restful look in the evenings I’ve added a small spotlight to simulate moonlight (for my viewing I appreciate the fish won’t care either way ha ha) this means I can run my lights for less hours now and so glass algae is down

This weekend I’m upgrading the filter that came with the tank to an APS (sun sun) Efx2000 with lots of extra biomedia and with a filter booster and C3 resin (I am using 100% of the contents of the old filter in one tray of my new bigger filter)

Going to monitor water parameters for a few weeks after the filter upgrade

During the monitoring weeks I will be weighing up if I am going to add metriclima callianos or estherae m/cat ob F’s as my 3rd and final group

I Still have no plans to keep any fry
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Re: New 60 gal tank set up with pics

Postby shiftyfox » Fri May 15, 2020 3:59 pm

Tanks looking great, rocks look cool too. My stacking technique is shocking, I really need more practice.
A third species would be just the ticket now. Dark blue or white perhaps..?
Have you been warned away from Maingano because of tank size..?
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Re: New 60 gal tank set up with pics

Postby Ryanblackheart » Fri May 15, 2020 4:13 pm

Yeah I’ve been advised to steer clear or have 8 females to 1 male which is a lot of rehoming for me when I factor in buying 16+ juveniles, my local fish shops seem to act as if I’m a burden taking fish in when I don’t even ask for any money ha ha


I was pondering the orange and black of mcat ob estherae
Or white blue black of m/cat ob callianos
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Re: New 60 gal tank set up with pics

Postby shiftyfox » Sat May 16, 2020 3:25 am

I’ve not had that problem to be fair, my breeder vented all my fish and so far has a 100 percent record. Saved me rehoming any.
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Re: New 60 gal tank set up with pics

Postby Ryanblackheart » Sat May 16, 2020 5:31 am

Was that midlands you said? What ratio maingano do you have? :)
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Re: New 60 gal tank set up with pics

Postby shiftyfox » Sat May 16, 2020 7:13 am

Yeah Midlands Malawi (Carl)
I have a bit of an odd mix at present which is Likely to end in disaster, I guess it’s a bit of an experiment with pairs and singles.
I know I have broke all the basic rules but do have other tanks I can move fish if I see any problems.
I’m sure all the experienced fish keepers on here are cringing right now just reading this.

4 yellow labs (1 Male and 3 females)
1 Jalo Reef Male (stunner)
2 Maingano (1 Male and 1 female)
2 Rustys ( 1 Male and 1 female)
2 Neon Spots (1 Male and 1 female)
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Re: New 60 gal tank set up with pics

Postby DJRansome » Sat May 16, 2020 8:48 am

As long as you are prepared for what is to come with a rehoming plan and don't save fry....whatever makes you and your fish happy.

I like to start a tank the way it will continue and have a more zen experience watching the fish play and grow.
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