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I have both angel and african tanks. You do need to decide which way you want to go as labs and angels are not compatible tank companions. Some pros and cons of each approach IMHO:

Angels in a 75 (one pair) would be lovely with another pair of SA cichlids, perhaps bolivians or blue rams, plus a school of tetras (I'm partial to rummynose) plus some cutie cories and a BN pleco or two. Ideally you would get into plants and run this as a planted tank. It is much prettier to look at and fun to do. Angels appreciate tall plants. My angel tank has mostly swords with some crypts, java fern and some smaller/lower plants. It's a lovely tank. The plants help keep your tank stable and the water clean. I do not do as many water changes on my planted tanks as my African tank. This is a relatively easy tank, (well maybe not the blue rams). Ideally, the water would be neutral pH and soft. You'd use a substrate like Eco-complete to help the plants and have some driftwood for the pleco.

Africans are great fun and in many ways a much easier tank. You do not have plants. You have a big pile of rocks. In a 75, you could have quite a number of different and colorful fish. I prefer peaceful tanks, so I don't have a mbuna tank. But you could do a beautiful male peacock/hap tank (what I have). This tank is very colorful and easier in a sense because you don't have plants. You do have to do more water changes in such a tank because the Africans need pristine water. Otherwise they are relatively healthy and easy to keep. Yellow labs would be an excellent inhabitant of such a tank, along with male peacocks and haps. If you want to have females in your tank, you will have breeding and you have to be careful with your stocking to avoid cross-breeding (and less color as the females are drab). You would also be able to get a group of syndontis (African) catfish, which are highly amusing! One downside, more mature Africans can be expensive. Nicely colored 3-4" peacocks/haps in my area are from $30-$50 apiece. These fish need a higher pH, more around 8. If your tap pH is higher naturally, this might be a good way to go.

Once you decide on a direction, the folks here can offer different stocking suggestions . . . Have fun!
 
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