I've read a number of posts about 36" tanks and how they represent the minimum requirements for African Cichlids. Unfortunately, a 36" is all that I can convince my landlord to allow me to keep. I kept a 55 gallon with Mbunas in high school and college, and my hope is to have Mbunas again. I know the recommendation is Saulosi, which I'm not totally opposed to, but I'm wondering if there are any stories of long-term success with other species - even single species tanks. I'm wrestling with the idea of doing a planted tank instead, but I love the activity and color that Mbunas offer.