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Just wanted to share the tanks I have in my house. I never thought I'd get this far into it.

240gl with 40gl sump
22 mpulungu(m?/f?), 5 duboisi(m?/f..at least 1), 4 brichardi(1m/3f), & 5 queen loaches to keep them snails in check
The brichardi have put out a bunch of babies, gonna move the babies to make another colony tank or something. The mpulungu have started breeding also, but I think theres too many fry in the tank, no one is spitting out, even the brichardi. Anyhow here it is. Nevermind the fry buying....they gonna be my next brichardi colony
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko3p5NOk ... ata_player

135gl nkonde colony (2m/10f)
5 fry are in the tank so far, gonna let it happen naturally, but I will be chunking more rocks in for more cover.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ZLtNF0 ... ata_player

120gl
green murangos, moliros, ilangis
Don't know exactly how many, but would like to split em all up with their own tanks to build each their own colony.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGWZdwbr ... ata_player

I don't know how my wife let this happen, but I plan to make one big system for all the tanks. I want try growing way more plants, but keeping them out of the tanks in a stream type of thing using pvc piping running along the inside of the house walls. I've got all kinds of crazy ideas, but only time will tell. Like the fish, I want plants to filter my house air. I've got my 55gl that started this all, but its just a hospital tank with some plants in it. Not worth showing.

I want to be a fisher of fish......and of men! Not to mention a farmer :)
 

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Lucky!! (Napolean Dynamite voice)

My Bembas are breeding like crazy (1m/5f) I have at least 20 fry and 2 holders. I also have 3 Brichardi ulwiles (2m/1F in the same tank). I'm just now starting to see spawning behavior from them, if they are able to produce fry then I will start another tank...
 
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:eek: Dude, absolutely beautiful tanks!! Those have to be "THE BEST" looking Tropheus tanks I have ever seen. I have a tank full of Ndoles and I am still SO jealous.

What kind of substrate is in the 240GL and are those plants real and what kind?

Great job!! :thumb: :thumb:
 

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Thanks guys.....

the 240 has epoxy coated gravel........definitely not the best for plants, but these are real plants, and these plants don't have to feed through the substrate, they can pull directly from the water column. These plants are anubias and java fern types. They weren't always in the substrate tho. I put them there a couple of months ago. They were all attached to the rocks. I put them in the center because I added more substrate....."Caribsea Floramax", I have been expirmenting, and trying to grow lush beautiful plants. These plants have almost been in the entire time I had the tank, and the tank has been up and running for about a 1 1/2yr.

I run a sump underneath, which I had fast growing ancharis in one section and i believe mondo grass emersed in another.
Here's a link, better understood if you took a look yourself.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqI0AU4y ... ata_player
Second:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOFKQlve ... ata_player
Third:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZF5u9Du ... ata_player

the adjusting is never done. I'm now led to believe the ancharis was sucking up all the nutrients so I have taken them out. But I have also noticed that the scotch pad that covers the bioballs acts like a algae-scrubber. Its almost time to clean the sump, so I will be pulling out the emersed grass and the light will kill the algae stealing all the good stuff. At first I wanted to keep the grass in there, but too much theft of nutrients going on because the light. I even grew giant hygro, but the tropheus loved to eat it too much. The leaves were too soft and tasty for them.
 
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