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If you could tell me what you think about this new rock work I just finished setting up last night! That would be really cool!
I don't have alot of round rocks. I have more of flat ones as you can see. But I did the best I could with what I got. I really hope everyone with think this will work well. I change the rock work from what I had set up before, because everyone thought the "caves" were to big. I am posting my pictures so people can tell me what I may or maynot be doing correctly. I want to have this done right the first time, even though I am very new to cichlids.
So everyone's thoughts would be much appreciated! Thank You!

Here was what my tank looked like before : http://db.tt/KwrR1PU
 

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Well I am thinking 1 of these possible 2 setups:
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* Demasoni - I will purchase 24 juviniles and see what I'm left with after they mature. Hoping for 18.
* Electric Yellow - I will purchase 12 juviniles.

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* White Top Hara - 1m/4f
* Electric Yellow - 2m/6f
* Maingano - 1m/7f
* White Tail Acei or Yellow Tail Acei (which ever one I can get around the same time as everything else) 2m/6f

I want to order buy the dozen because you get a big discount!

Do those ratios sound pretty good for them all! I herd the Electric Yellows and Acei's don't really matter for a ratio because they are so peaceful

I will be purchasing all the fish as small as I can order them. I'm ordering them all online!
 

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OH and by the way this tank is a regular 75 gallon!
 

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IMO, your new setup is much better than your 'before' picture, but it still has lots of large openings that won't serve much purpose for the large number of juvies you will start with. I would suggest adding more rocks and going for a more natural 'rock pile' look, with lots of small gaps just large enough for one fish to get through.

Just to show you an example, here is my current tank (same size as yours):





I have about 200 lbs of rock in a solid pile along my back wall.

But I'm not saying your setup is bad or unacceptable. It's your tank. Try it like that if you want, but stay open minded to changing it later if your fish are not happy.

My tank is less than a year old, so I'm definitely still learning!
 
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