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150G(567L) Malawi Tank

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Tank 150G(567L) 60x24x24
Filtration Rena Filstar XP4, Penguin 350, Magnum HOT 250
Lighting Single tube 40W powerglow 1800k I tried two tubes and I found that that much light really washes out the colours.
Heating 1 300W Hagen Tronic, 1 200w Visitherm Deluxe
Substrate White quartz silica sand
Decor 100 pounds of coral and tufa

1 P. Crabro
5 P. Acei "Luwala"
6 P. Elongatus "Chewere" 2M 4F
3 Petrotilapia Chitimba 1M 2F
1 OB Peacock
1 Zebra X Socolofi ?
4 Protomelas sp. "Steveni Taiwan" (Taiwanee Reef) 4M

Some people may not agree with my stocking, but it is working out really well and I have the ability to remove fish to another tank. After reading and hearing all the horror stories about P. Crabro, I almost removed him. He is the most docile fish I have and really reminds me of an oscar when it comes to interaction.

The background is flagstone with a bead of silicone run along the top edge where it comes in contact with the glass. I think it will look great when the algae covers it.

Full tank shot

I made the stand myself out of a frame of 2x4's with a 3/4" sheet of plywood on the top and bottom. The "doors" are just thin sheets velcro'd to the cabinet. I have a difficult time making doors that work so this idea really worked well for someone with so little skill.

There are three compartments like this one

And my dominant male Taiwan Reef. He is a shade under 3 inches and showing great colour already!

Thanks for looking and as always, I welcome any questions, comments and critiques!
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I think your tank is beautiful.. I have a crabro in w/ my fish inculding a pair of kenyi and it gets a long fine... they are adults no aggression problems at all. The only fish I have had to remove is mel aura.
One thing about the ob peacock is w/ the ob being a hybrid they do have serioius attitude problems. Mine tends to pick on the others.
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