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Some inspiration needed..

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Finally moved house and tank in position, wifey wasn’t happy with the setup I had changed too which was wood, she did not like the tannins.. she prefers crystal water which is fair enough.
Anyway I still do not know which direction to head, was thinking cichlids but I like corys which are my fav fish but if I head that way I will go planted which it will mean buying a co setup and pretty much treating it as a reef setup but I also like cichlids lol so I really don’t know atm I need some inspiration and ideas..
The picture is the base point I’m working with (was filling up)

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Reply #1

Which group of cichlids were you considering , central / south America or African Malawi or Tanganyika's ?
Personally I preferred American cichlids , I loved the different personality's they all had .

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Reply #2

The substrate looks quite course for corys, it is it just the picture?


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Reply #3

looks like pea gravel :)

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If I do go with cichlids will either be Malawi or Tanganyika but I could possibly do a nice community setup.
Also new return pump arrived today to replace the  eheim compact 5000 :)

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Reply #5

Atm the substrate is for cichlid setup, I would change to sand if I do decide going community but need to decide soon >.<

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Reply #6

extremely impressed with the new pump, obviously all pumps take 2-3 months to proper bed in but this pump is almost silent on first start up  :grin:

Only thing to be aware of with these pumps is the inlet and outlet points are ABS plastic not PVC but you can buy a pvc union that fits the thread which is what ive done.
Last Edit: Dec 9, 2017 7:28:34 am by Stib

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Reply #7

Malawi's would be the closest to marine colours so would be my choice. But i've done them before and got bored quickly lol

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