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Been up and running for a couple of weeks now, 150g tank, 48"L x 24"D x 30" high, using an Enheim Pro II canister filter, 250w heater, 2 power heads (on timers, each runs for 4 hours then then the other kicks in), black gravel, lace rock, fake plants

so far these are the fish I have in the tank, all juvenile

4 - yellow lab
3 - perlmutt
3 - pseudo kenyii
3 - hap ahli 'iceberg'
3 - sunburst peacock
2 - rusty cichlid
2 - ps deep maganga
2 - hap Venustus

would appreciate any comments / suggestions/ constructive criticism

panaromic view


left side of tank


right side of tank


looking in from the left side of tank


looking in from the right side


some pics I snapped of some of the fish, any suggestions on taking better pics would be appreciated too!

perlmutt


ps deep maganga


sunburst peacock


pseudo kenyii


hap ahli 'iceberg'


Thanks for the look!
 

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I really like the rocks but i tkink the bright plastic plants take away from the fish. When they get some algae on them they will loke more naural but you could try some vals and anubus which are usually easy to grow and would suit your tank.
 

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NICE tank! I'm up your group numbers, tho.

What kind of rock are you using. I really like it. :)
 

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In a word:
Lovely!

Live plants would be difficult to grow in that tall of a tank. Keep it like it is.

I don't know anything about the fish or their numbers, but I do know they are beauties.
When the fish reach mature size, they will be the eye candy of your tank. Maybe then you'll want just green plants. (Artificial are ok) :thumb:
 

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nice looking tank. your sunburst looks more like german/ruby red, all of the sunbursts *** ever seen never had the blue face, just the reddish, white and pink body. nice fish though youll really like the ice blue when it gets it full adult colors.
 

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Nice setup. Just an FYI, Hap Ahli is actually Sciaenochromis fryeri. This fish was moved out of Haplochromis some time ago, and the ahli is a misidentification going back to the original importation of this fish. S. fryeri is a much nicer fish than S. ahli.
 

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thanks for the comments everybody :thumb:

I'll take more pics as the fish mature, not sure how long that takes but it should be fun watching!

Updated fish count:

4 - yellow lab
3 - perlmutt
6 - pseudo kenyii
3 - hap ahli 'iceberg'
3 - sunburst peacock
2 - rusty cichlid
5 - ps deep maganga
2 - hap Venustus

2 - syno. Eupterus

and a soon to be red-tail shark... whenever I get around to cleaning my community tank
 

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Boomr99 said:
sunburst peacock
That is not a sunburst peacock!
Maybe an Aul. jacobfiebergi or a ruby red. Hard to tell as a juvi.
Yes theres been some debate over this fish. Thats what it was sold to me as, but Im quickly finding out that not many people know alot about cichlids. Will have to see what it turns out to be once it matures!
 

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I agree, Love the tank!
Leave plants as is, they look nice and easier to maintain than Live.
I would watch the Peacock however. The venutas can be mean and so can the Alhi, I have on that has bullied three of my peacocks, two did not make it, the 3rd is on his way out I am affraid. The MBuna are mean as well, peacocks are very peaceful as compared to the others (Kenyi as well()
The Labs shoudl be OK I have been told however|!
 
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