Now this is a cool topic!
I am really stuck on this one. I would have to say that my gut instinct would be a 2000 gallon tank, built into a wall and framed with stones on the front, with black sand, large rocks, some concrete caves, and lots of plants with 6 peacock bass and some shoals of smaller fish.
Then again, I could easily go with an 800 gallon tank and a breeding pair of umbriferum, or a 350 and a breeding pair of festae.
Then there's the mixed tank in a 1000 with a jag, festae, umbee, and dovii, and various others for company.
I guess the ultimate cichlid tank would combine the regalness of a shoal of peacock bass with the beauty of a festae pair, and ferociousness of an umbee pair, and the exotic look of a Jag pair. Of course, I have no idea what size tank would be required to accomplish such a feat. I imagine it would be cheaper to buy your own country than to assemble such a tank.
Thanks Rex, that was cool!
Is this the support group for Fishaholics?