I'm new here.
I've been keeping fish/cichlids for quite some time now and am active in a few other forums. I just came across this board and after browsing a bit it seems like a very informative place!
I wanted to share a pic of my recently setup 135gal Central American tank. It was previously used for aquatic turtles but I recently caught the cichlid bug again so I decided to switch things up.
A few tank specs...
135gal (72in x 18in x 24in)
Filtration: Marineland C-530, AC110/500, Marineland HOT Magnum
Lighting: 48" BeamsWork "Freshwater Bright" LED with moonlights
Current stock is: 1x (hopefully male) Vieja/Paratheraps Hartwegi, 1x female Hypsophrys Nicaraguansis, 1x male Rocio Octofasciata, and 6x Buenos Aires Tetras
Along with the above stock, I'd like to add maybe two more, preferably male, small/med. sized growing cichlids. A few that I have been considering are Sajica, Cutteri, Multispinosa and Thor. Ellioti. Which, if any, do you think would be the best choices to go with? Feel free to recommend others not listed...
The current scape was my best attempt at using what little rock/wood I had. I am in the process of collecting more so I can hopefully come up with a more elaborate/natural scape here in the near future. I can already tell I am going to need a lot more "sight breaks" to curve aggression and to create more territories. I am aiming for a scape that resembles the Central American lakes. Although this won't quite be a Biotope setup, I'd like to to be close. Any suggestions would be more than welcome!