I might suggest putting a pile of rocks somewhere but other than that great.
You should replace the old tank picture with this one. I really like that you have plants in yours.
Pretty rare to see in the hobby. :thumb:
Thanks for all the kind words. It had more rocks when I first set it up, but I could never make it look good. Not my thing I guess, kept all the extras though, in case aggression gets to be an issue later. I was torn between blue and black for the background, my kids decided on blue, so thats what it got. I might change it some time. The driftwood came from Uncle Bills, a pet store in Indianapolis, $35 each. As for the plants, well lets just hope they grow, first time I've tried live plants. I gotta say though they look much better than plastic. Again, thanks for the kind words.
Also it's a 5 foot tank, think I could get a fifth species in it?
I Think it's gorgeous! I even like the background. I don't usually like blue backgrounds but this color blue looks real and really nice. I don't use alot of rock either and like it like that. Love your choice of fish and the wood too. Good luck with the plants. I tried some but the fish either ate them or tore them up :roll: .
It currently has 4 species, 7 pseudotropheus socolofi, 8 pseudotropheus acei, 4 labidochromis caeruleus, 4 metriaclima estherae. All are juvie except the estherae which are about 3 inches. When I can tell male from female with the socolofi and acei I'll cut them back to 4 or 5 each. I was thinking about Maingano for a fifth species. Really not sure if it's big enough for 5 species though, measurements are 5 feet long and 18 inches wide.
Another vote for blue. (not that black wouldn't look good)
But most spend more time looking at their fish than photographing them - so if a blue BG and a low rock count make you and your fish happy, well done!