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Well as above i have a 3 foot tank total displaced volume 55g/250ltr could i house a species tank of Pseudotropheus saulosi?

If so what type of stocking levels?

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A 3ft tank should be fine for a Saulosi specific tank! I'd suggest something along the lines of around 15 (3 males/12 females). These numbers are not exact but anything from 12-15 should be good. I would also suggest at least 3 males (or more if desired). If you only have two males, the dominate male will bully the other one. Having at least 3 males will help spread the aggression. Hope this helps :thumb:
 

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That is brilliant!!!!!

Wow now I can really start getting the build underway!!!

I do have a Q about lighting though, how much light should there be I currently have 120w of T5 compacts in the hood. is this to much?

Thanks again
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I don't think it's too much light, but I'm not a pro when it comes to lighting (I just have the standard lighting in my tank) the only time I would think to worry about lighting is when you start thinking about adding real plants. I myself don't have any real plants so I can't help ya out too much with the lighting issues or questions. Check out these 3ft Saulosi Colony tanks, hopefully this will give you an idea on how cool it can really look!

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/tanks/disp ... ?tank=2205
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axCkx8AZ ... re=related
 

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The video is amazing I really cant wait now!

What sort of flow will i need in the display tank?
 

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Lighting doesn't really matter in a mbuna tank, though I've found that PCs can be a little bright for their liking (currently using PCs on my 3' until I'm able to get some new bulbs for my other ballasts - my demasoni don't seem to like the extra light).

You don't really need a sump for a 3' tank, either. Your filters/pumps should ideally turn the water over 10x/hour.
 

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The strength of lighting may not matter as much, but the color temp sure does!
 
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