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Just want to share my little ecosystem at home. Any suggestions or comments are highly appreciated.

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Dirted Low tech Species Tank
48x18x12 45G Rimless tank
600L/H HOB filter
Garden soil capped with gravel
2x T5 16watts Daylights
Fish: 20x Tiger Barb
Plants: Green Polysperma, Ludwigia Repens, Bacopa Caroliniana and Dwarf Sagittaria

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Malawi Community Tank
48x18x20 75G Standard
2400 Wet and Dry Filter
Gravel substrate with cave rocks
T5 8watts Daylight
Fish: 5 of each Yellow Lab, Sulfur Head Peacock and Dragons Blood Peacock
Plants: Potted Amazon Sword

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TheMick said:
Nice tanks you got there
Thank you so much there still a couple of stuff that need to work out and change, like add a wave maker on the top tank and maybe change the pump for the cichlids tank to a higher flow rate and add more fish ofcourse! Also change the lights to a stronger watts
 

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MarkWaters said:
Looking good. Your setup is inspiring me to put a tank on my bottom shelf.
Thank you for that! Good to hear that my tank inspired you. Look so refreshing and relaxing. Picture does not do justice.

Still few more stuff to do though.

Checklist for 45g
1. Add a wavemaker for better water circulation
2. Change stonger T5 lights and DIY hanging canopy
3. Add more Tigerbarbs (This guys are addictive)

Checklist for 75g
1. Change gravel to sand
2. Add more rocks
3. Add more mechanical/biological filter
4. Change water pump (from 2400 lt/hr to 4000 lt/h)
5. Add more mbuna cichlids
 

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Update:
Added a wavemaker - Sunsun 2000 - Made alot of difference when it comes to the tank water circulation
Trim and replanted plants

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Change gravel to sand and added more rocks for mbuna.

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