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Discussion in 'New members' started by warren, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. warren

    warren

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    Greetings to you all,

    A brief introduction about my setups.

    I currently have 2 tanks consisting of a 5 footer and a 6 footer.

    6 footer specs: Malawi biotype

    Filtration: 3 foot sump, sub-divided into 3 chambers
    chamber 1: Filter wool 2: ceramic rings 3: crushed coral
    40mm PVC piping
    2* 2500L P/H pumps(soon to be upgraded)
    Temp: 24-26

    Substrate: Mixture of aragonite and 2-3mm fine white gravel.

    I do a 30% water change per week, which includes 1 cup of sea
    salt per 100L of water in addition to 1-2 tsp Sodium Bicarbonate
    per 40L of water. This helps elevate the PH to around 8.5 and a
    high GH between 200 and 350 mg/l, in my opinion perfect for these
    fish.I also use a powerhead for circulation and current, which
    they seem to enjoy very much.

    Inhabitants include the following:

    -Dimidichromis compressiceps
    -Labidochromis caeruleus
    -Labeochromis fuelleborni
    -Maylandia/Metriaclima crabro
    -Maylandia/Metriaclima estherae
    -Maylandia/Metriaclima lombardoi
    -Pseudotropheus acei
    -Pseudotropheus demasoni
    -Pseudotropheus saulosi
    -Pseudotropheus socolofi

    5 Footer : Discus tank:

    Filtration: 3 foot sump same as above except in Chamber 3 I use
    peat instead of crushed coral.

    Temp: 28-30

    Substrate: fine pool sand

    Plants consist mainly of java moss, java fern and Vallis.
    Inhabitants:

    Turquoise discus
    Blue Diamond
    Cobalt Blueturquoise
    Leopard Discus

    Regards,

    Warren
     
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  3. speedz

    speedz In need of a fishroom....

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    Hi and welcome to tasa! Sounds like you have some great setups there, how about some pics to do some justice
     
  4. veegal

    veegal

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    Welcome to TASA Warren :)
    It sounds like you have quite a setup there - any chance of us seeing some pictures????
    Whereabouts are you situated?
     
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    warren

    warren

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    Photos have been downloaded to my camera, but I am currently having problems downloading to the PC. I will post the Pics as soon as I have sorted out my devices that are conflicting with one another.

    I am situated in JHB North, close to fourways.
     
  6. Dolphin

    Dolphin

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    hello and welcome

    yes, pics please... sounds great!
     
  7. Carping

    Carping MTS Victim

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    Waiting for pics...:coffee:
    Waiting for pics...:coffee:
    Waiting for pics...:coffee:
     
  8. Zafgak

    Zafgak Old fart

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    Welcome home
     
  9. theosmit

    theosmit

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    Welcome! I love the detail of your introduction! Nearly - very nearly you did not have to post pics, but not quite... :D
     
  10. Slojo

    Slojo

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    Hello and Welcome to TASA
     
  11. Rory

    Rory Administrator

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    Welcome to TASA warren!
     
  12. Fish Fantasy

    Fish Fantasy

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    Welcome to the family, make yourself at home! :)
     
  13. 2time

    2time Keanan

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    Hi and welcome to TASA
     

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