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    you are very creative i love it! mistakes i made was buying decorations. i think i would have been happier just getting stuff from river banks etc... for decor

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAILOS View Post
    Thanks Man!
    I am going to take your list and then work on it. Research will share some light on them going together as a Community. I would love to work with Labeotropheus Fuelleborni again. The Males have some nice looking colour variations. The females as well
    You're welcome!
    Quote Originally Posted by ratherbfishnjp View Post
    Hey Drgracr... that setup sounds familiar!!! Isnt that what you have going in yours! how ya been!!
    Yes exactly! I'm good, hope the same for you!
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    Nice Drgracr Got some Pics?
    Here you go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrgRcr View Post
    You're welcome!


    Yes exactly! I'm good, hope the same for you!


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    Ahhh!!! Man that is what I am looking for. I am drooling now. When you purchased your stock where they juvuniles ? You do not have a space issue. lol

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    146G Custom Build Tank Under Construction
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    So today was my lucky. I had the chance to get some nice rocks and sand. Filled the repaired 65 G. Sorry for stating as a 80G. Slight miscalculation. The stand that I did build seem to hold its ground. lol As I was filling up I noticed the base under the tank bending. at the end it was worth it. Still need to build the canopy. Filtration and heating is running smooth so far.

    http://s1306.photobucket.com/albums/...psedfeef0d.jpg
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    Thanks for watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAILOS View Post
    Ahhh!!! Man that is what I am looking for. I am drooling now. When you purchased your stock where they juvuniles ? You do not have a space issue. lol

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    Yes, all bought as juveniles and stocked together in one shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrgRcr View Post
    Yes, all bought as juveniles and stocked together in one shot.
    And they all survived? Are they breeding constantly? Do you let them release their fry in the Community? Are you considering adding another specie?

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    have you decided on your stock list yet? i'm curious what your final decision is gonna be

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfoster74 View Post
    have you decided on your stock list yet? i'm curious what your final decision is gonna be
    Plan A:
    Iodotropheus Sprengerae
    Labidochromis Caeruleus
    Pseudotropheus sp "Acei"

    Plan B:
    Labidochromis Caeruleus
    Cynotilapia sp "Lion"
    Iodotropheus Sprengerae

    The Iodotropheus Sprengerae I need to order from another dealer in another Province. These are going to be stock 1Male 3females in the 65G until the 146G are finished. How are your setup's doing lately?

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    Purchased 7 Labidochromis Caeruleus Juviniles plus a Synodontis Njasse.

    Will Keep you Guys posted on what's happening.

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    i re did the 75g a bit i didn't like the way it looked. with all the moving around in the last week had a holding flavus lose her babies. but it looks like my electric yellow is still holding. other than that nobody died and they seem to be getting along well. i have noticed my Metriaclima estherae (Blue) seem to be calmer than my reds for whatever reason. i didnt notice the flavus was holding when i originally moved her from the 55g to the75g or i would have left her alone. looks like plan a or plan b should be a nice tank. also i'm gonna get that 75g resealed and move the fish from the 55g to the 75g not sure when though
    Last edited by pfoster74; 01-17-2013 at 02:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAILOS View Post
    And they all survived? Are they breeding constantly? Do you let them release their fry in the Community? Are you considering adding another specie?
    Other than losing a couple to bloat early on, and one to aggression a few months ago, they are all still in there after nearly 4 years. They bred constantly early on, but have slowed down as they have gotten older. I save fry on occasion, otherwise they are spit in the tank. Nature and the Syno cats take care of being over run. I'm happy with 5 species and the cats. Any more would look too unnaturally crowded to me.

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    It looks like a very nice functioning setup. That is the art form for me. It is to create a biotope tank with a functioning community of fish. You got that at the moment hand down. The ratio's on stock. The size of the stock according to the size of the tank. That's very nice in your case you let nature take its course. Me on the other hand remove holding females and like to scan the fry for pros and cons. Sell the cons and grow out the pros. Remove the females of the pros and select one male out of the pros. Then when it is the right time use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfoster74 View Post
    i re did the 75g a bit i didn't like the way it looked. with all the moving around in the last week had a holding flavus lose her babies. but it looks like my electric yellow is still holding. other than that nobody died and they seem to be getting along well. i have noticed my Metriaclima estherae (Blue) seem to be calmer than my reds for whatever reason. i didnt notice the flavus was holding when i originally moved her from the 55g to the75g or i would have left her alone. looks like plan a or plan b should be a nice tank. also i'm gonna get that 75g resealed and move the fish from the 55g to the 75g not sure when though
    In South-Africa it is very hard to find Pseudotropheus Flavus. You are very lucky to have a breeding couple. They are very aggressive fish. They tend to kill the partner after spawning if their is not enough space. About the Metriaclima Estherae (blue) territory is scrambled.20 Gallons makes a difference. Some people will argue. For me It makes a difference..lol

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    146G Custom Build Tank Under Construction
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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAILOS View Post
    In South-Africa it is very hard to find Pseudotropheus Flavus. You are very lucky to have a breeding couple. They are very aggressive fish. They tend to kill the partner after spawning if their is not enough space. About the Metriaclima Estherae (blue) territory is scrambled.20 Gallons makes a difference. Some people will argue. For me It makes a difference..lol

    10G Amazon River Biotope
    65G Stand Finish. Now Hood
    146G Custom Build Tank Under Construction
    i have heard the flavus are endangered. they seem to breed as much or more than my Labidochromis Caeruleus. i have had several fry make it into the pack this way.

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