Malawi 'Deep'
Iggy Newcastle
75 US gallons

July 2014

Brief Description of Tank
I focused on trying to provide a naturalistic rock layout, which would also provide the chosen fish the cover and security they require. While not a true biotope since these fish do not occur together naturally in the wild, this is my take on a Lake Malawi Mbuna display tank.

Info updated 2/2/15
Video playlist of the tank maturing:

General Information
Filtration Fluval FX6 Fluval 306
Air Pump N/A
Heater 200 watt inline
Lighting Current Satellite Freshwater+ LED 36"
Substrate Pool Filter Sand
Rocks AquaBlue Boulders(common in Wisconsin)
Background Rustoleum Glossy Black paint
Plants N/A
Feeding NLS Algae Max 1mm pellets

Water Parameters
Temperature: 78 F pH: 8.4 gH: 25 kH: 30 Nitrate Level: 5-20+

Fish List
0 Metriaclima sp. 'Membe deep' Membe Point
0 Pseudotropheus demasoni Pombo Rocks
0 Labeotropheus Trewavasae 'Lions Cove'

User Comments
Jul 5, 2014
Congratulations Iggy! Your tank is stunning and certainly deserves an award. I know how hard and long you have worked on this tank.
Jul 6, 2014
Iggy Newcastle
Oh wow Tank of Merit! Thanks for your kind words cichlid-gal! Much appreciated.
Jul 7, 2014
Congrats it's well deserved!
Jul 14, 2014
Iggy Newcastle
Thank you Jim.
Sep 30, 2014
This is a gorgeous tank - congratulations! One suggestion: when you get a chance, adjust the properties of your photos to make them brighter. You should be able to play with the settings for brightness, color balance, etc. It's hard to see the details in the background, but it looks terrific!

Last Updated: February 2, 2015

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