125gal Frontosa Fantasy
125 gallons

November 2005

Brief Description of Tank
I just couldn't resist buying some Moba Zaire Frontosas...when they came in, they were 2 inches bigger than expected...so the panic set in...I placed them in my 60 gallon, but I knew it could only be temporary. I went out and bought this tank. Now, the fish are clearly more happy and are alot more active!

I have since added Benthochromis Tricotis and Cyprichromis Leptosomas.

General Information
Filtration 3 Emperor 400's
Heater 2 - 150 watt Heaters
Lighting 1 - 25w Coralife Daylight and 1 -25w Coralife Actinic
Substrate Home Depot Sand Blasting Sand
Rocks 150 lbs of Granite Boulders and Rocks
Background Black
Feeding NLS, Spirulina Flakes, Frozen Bloodworms, Frozen Brine, Frozen Krill

Water Parameters
Temperature: 80 deg F pH: 8.0 gH: kH: Nitrate Level: 20-40

Fish List
9 WC Benthochromis Tricoti
7 Cyprichromis Leptosoma Bulu Point
2 Bristlenose Pleco
10 WC Moba Zaire Frontosas
6 Cyprichromis Leptosoma Kekese

User Comments
Aug 12, 2004
Aug 13, 2004
Aug 15, 2004
Thanks for the compliments! Its a 'work-in-progress'.
Sep 6, 2004
Good start I was doing the same when I went to fronts I came to the conclusion that plants and man made caves have no place in a frrontosa tank . They live to deep for plants to grow and the only caves that are down there are when a rock falls on another one . I have tried all types of different ways to set it up but the simplest looks the best IMHO take a look at my tank it will take you forever to find something you can look at everyday . But starting with Mobas was a good . PÄT
Dec 14, 2004
Great tank Gandalf, those Mobas are going to look incredible over time~where did you get them if you don't mind me asking?
Dec 15, 2004
Nice tank Grandalfslair, I can't wait to see those beauties grown. Just 1 ?. Are you going to seperate the 3 different sub species of fronts when they are sexualy mature? You might get mutt fronts. Those Zaires are something. Take it easy, fishy.
Dec 15, 2004
Hi Fishy...Yes, in fact I may put them up for bid in the next month or so. The tank is getting too crowded with the juvies growing like weeds.
Dec 15, 2004
nice tank! Moba were 2 inches bigger than expected? how cool is that, false advertising in your favor! what a way to run a business.
Jan 8, 2005
nice job..........love the fronts!!!!!!!!
Feb 14, 2005
Nice, Gandalf, inspirational tank. How are those plants doing? I'm surprised they look that nice under the low lighting, especially the swords.
Mar 31, 2005
Wow, your tank is awesome!! Really like the fronts with that lighting and light sand. I wish I could get a bigger tank, but 55gallon is the biggest I can go right now, b/c I move around a lot and anything bigger than a 55 wont' fit in my car!!
Mar 31, 2005
Nice choice of fish you got there! I really would like to get some fronts sometime in the future! Good job!
Apr 1, 2005
Any problem W/ the Frontosa trying to eat the Cyps?
Apr 1, 2005
No problems with the Frontosa eating the cyps...the Bulu Points were in there since they were 2" long...now they are 3.5"...I had a couple of cycling fish in there that were 1-1.5" that I thought were going to get eaten...nah, it didn't happen...these guys are spoiled with Krill, bloodworms and brine....and NLS!
Apr 7, 2005
Wow, that is one beautiful setup. I love the aquascaping and fronts. Very impressive...
Apr 8, 2005
nice tanks try less plan ,, add more cave for the mobas. i think u have too many fish in y0ur 125 ,, t
Aug 6, 2005
I love it.
Sep 8, 2005
That is ASOLUTELY incredible, and I'm no &$%kisser. That is probably the most amazing fish tank I have ever seen. Not kidding in any way shape or form. FANTASTIC.
Sep 8, 2005
Great selection of fish!!!! well done. :D
Sep 19, 2005
Set-up and fish look amazing. Well done all around
Oct 9, 2005
Don't fronts naturally eat cyps? Has everything worked out so far?
Nov 6, 2005
Perfect man!!!So cool, and frontosas are one of my favouryte Tanganayika cichlids!!
Nov 6, 2005
Lindsey Dindsey
Wow, beautiful. I love the lighting, it makes it very peaceful looking. The whole set up is gorgeous. Congrats on TOTM! You deserve it.
Nov 6, 2005
my dream fishes. well done
Nov 7, 2005
A Vertigo Guy
awesome tank! and who sez fronts eat Cyps....?
Nov 7, 2005
Well deserved TOTM. Excellent lay out and some fantastic fish.
Nov 7, 2005
that blue actinic really makes those fronts pop out!!!! tank looks so clean and fresh like i wanna swim in it!!!! congrats!!!
Nov 14, 2005
Thanks all...I really love the way it looks now...it took about 50 tries to get the right aquascape for my taste...all the fish get along extremely well (right now). The TOTM is a complete surprise...especially finding out after a 2 week business trip to China/Hong Kong.
Nov 15, 2005
I absolutely love ur tank, i have a baby frontosa right now, hes only about 3inches long... but he is by far my favorite in the tank. Right now hes in a 29 but he will be graduating to a 75 in a few months. Your tank is GORGEOUS!
Nov 20, 2005
Nice tank, nice lighting, nice fish. Nice job!
Nov 20, 2005
Nice tank, nice lighting, nice fish. Nice job!
Jul 5, 2006
Jul 26, 2006
This tank is AMAZING! This is the best tank PERIOD! I love it!! Frontosas are my favorite!!!

Last Updated: January 5, 2006

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