100 Gallon Malawi Mbuna Fsh Tank

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100 Gallon Malawi Mbuna Fsh Tank

Postby CGILucidDreams » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:20 pm

Hi Everyone,

My name is Peter, and I would like to present my Mbuna tank to you.
I know it's not a 100% accurate biotope, but I just love a few plants in it. :)

This is specs:
Dimensions: 150cm x 50cm x 50cm
Filtration: Eheim 2075 Pro 3, Eheim Ecco (Eheim media-set), Atman 1200 l/h with activated carbon
Light: Sylvania Gro-Lux, Philips Aqua-Relle
Heating: Jäger 250W
Air pump: Eheim 3702
Bottom layer: Quartz sand, 35 kg
Plants: Anubias Nana, Aponogeton
Fish: Labeotropheus trewavasae (Manda), Metriaclima estherae (Red), Pseudotropheus flavus, Pseudotropheus cyaneorhabdos, Metriaclima sp. "elongatus chewere", Labidochromis sp. "Hongi", Pseudotropheus sp. "Acei" Luwala.

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Re: 100 Gallon Malawi Mbuna Fsh Tank

Postby Dan Woodland » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:13 pm

Looks great Peter, welcome to the forum!!
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Re: 100 Gallon Malawi Mbuna Fsh Tank

Postby CGILucidDreams » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:37 pm

Thank you Dan!
I will post more photos with correct lighting, and some of most interesting fishes from this tank.
Another one, dedicated to Tanganyika will be ready soon for this forum also.
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Re: 100 Gallon Malawi Mbuna Fsh Tank

Postby Zeusterae » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:36 pm

Really nice fishtank man!!! congrats!!!
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Re: 100 Gallon Malawi Mbuna Fsh Tank

Postby CGILucidDreams » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:37 am

Thanks Zeusterae. :D
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Re: 100 Gallon Malawi Mbuna Fsh Tank

Postby CGILucidDreams » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:10 am

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Re: 100 Gallon Malawi Mbuna Fsh Tank

Postby JMoody » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:54 pm

That is a very beautiful tank! Congrats!
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Re: 100 Gallon Malawi Mbuna Fsh Tank

Postby True Blue Johanni » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:22 pm

That tank is amazing! i was wondering how you keep your electrics bright yellow? I have had mine for 2 years and it was become more of an orange yellow rather than bright yellow. i recently switched its diet to spectrum granules which was supposed to improve its color but hasn't. any natural suggestions?
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Re: 100 Gallon Malawi Mbuna Fsh Tank

Postby crazycichlid » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:21 pm

very nicely done!
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Re: 100 Gallon Malawi Mbuna Fsh Tank

Postby matt121966 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:55 am

great tank, that's about what I am shooting for.

great photos too.
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Re: 100 Gallon Malawi Mbuna Fsh Tank

Postby aztec123 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:08 pm

Nice setup
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Re: 100 Gallon Malawi Mbuna Fsh Tank

Postby Austinscichlids » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:04 am

Very nice tank Man U like the electric blue johannis eh? I have one myself. Didn't see any cabros tho any particular reason ?
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