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hello all,

I started my malawi (well primarily malawi) tank a few months ago. I put juvies in my 55 with the intent of upgrading later. The upgrade is now as I got a deal on a 125. Ill post pics later but for now I have stocking questions.

In my 55 currently:
6 red zebras (2 are blue) 1.5-3"
3 rock otters 1.5"
5 sunshine peacock 1.5-3"
2 white tail acei 3"
3 yellow tail acei 2"
3 yellow labs 2"

the 125 included fish which i wasnt planning on:
1 5" frontosa
1 5" marmalade zebra
1 2" calvus
5ish misc 3" africans

my concern is some of the larger guys in the 125 will consume my guys when I combine stock. I will likely trade in the calvus since I dont really want predators. Is it safe to mix all these together now? I can have the 125 and the 55 set up concurrently for a while bit not permanently in order to maintain marital harmony :)
 

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I wouldn't worry too much about it. As long as the Frontosa goes in last and is well fed, you should be fine. The calvus will likely grow slower than your mbuna, so that should be fine; in fact, I'd imagine your mbuna will stress the thing out so much it'll stop eating altogether.
 

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Alright, the tank is in the back of the truck, who's going to help me move it?

The water parameters between the new and old tank were pretty close so I figured I'd put the new fish in my 55 and let the new tank get situated and have a mini-cycle if necessary before I move them out of the 55 and list it for sale.

Here's some phontoe:

Old tank before change:



New guys coming in:



New Guys getting settled:

 

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Sounds like a plan lol. Good luck getting help moving in the new tank. Can't wait to see pics of it. That calvus is a neat looking fish but I don't know much about them. I think I'd try to sell the front. & the others though, like you said.
 

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I think it might be a comp also. I've never had either and am going off of what the previous owner said.

We got the tank in and I'm going to start putting water in it soon.

 

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I just measured the tank I thought it looked a little larger than a standard 125 and it was. Its 72 x 18 x 24 which is 135. The 125 standard is 21 tall. Sweet bonus on the size too!
 

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I got the tank installed. I used the rocks that i had but I think I'm going to replace the river rock with more lava rock later on.

Here's the tank:



For filtration, I have a DIY 10 gal sump and a fluval 304:



couple more views left, center, right



 
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