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Mbuna's Tank (337 L)

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Hi guys!
I'd like to show you my Mbuna's tank

My little baby...

Left corner

Right corner

.Start/date: 2008 January
.Size: 150 x 45 x 50 cm (10 mm)
.Volume: 337,5 liters
.Filtering: 3 x Atman HF-600
.Heating: Termostat Via Aqua 300 W
.Lighting: 2 x Sylvania Day Light plus + 1 x Actinic (120W)
.Photoperiod: 8 hours
.Substrate: Calcite + Basalt
.Decoration: rocks
.Water temp.: 26°C
.Feeding: Sera Granugreen, Tetra Spirulina Flakes, Nori algae
.Water change:
Frequency: 2 x week
Amount: 15% each change
.Flora: Microsorum pteropus
- Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos (1 male and 2 females)
- Labidochromis caeruleus - Labido Yellow (1 male and 2 females)
- M. estherae (Red) (1 male and 3 females)

Add info:
- Purigen (250g) e Matrix (1 L) on filters;
- Water treated with Prime and monitoraded with Ammonia Alert (both from Seachem);
- Add of Cichlid Trace at water and Garlic Guard at food (once a week);

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Now, some of the little angels (or devil????)

M. estherae RED

Labidochromis caeruleus

Anybody home????


Male staring...

Another one staring...

Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos

These pics are from last year....
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And now... some pics from this month

Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos - beautiful isn't? It's my favourite...

Labidochromis caeruleus - male


M. estherae RED - big mouth...

Male again...

Mouth full of algae...

My guy again...

Well people, that's it... any comment, critic, questions... are all welcome!

See ya :D
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Beautiful, Chantal. I'm extremely impressed with your photography skills.

You mentioned that you used a Canon camera. Can you please share what lens you use?

Keep it coming.

Hi gravy9!

Thanks but I'm Cinthia, Chantal is my friend :D
I said that my friend who took those underwater pics used a Canon... mine isn't that good (little shame) I use a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC H9

Thanks again!
Very nice tank, it is so clean. I like the color of the substrate, rocks & the scape. The fish are beautiful & very healthy looking.
beatiful tank, funny how I have almost the same stock of fishes in my 125 g
Great tank, but substrate in my opinion white is better....
I just love yellow labs... One of the first fish I ever bred. They have such great personalities.

Lovely tank by the way.

Oh and good job on the "fish eye" picture HAHA! Wide-angle lens for the win!
trenac and 808aquatics
Thanks guys!!! ;)

Thank you! At first I was going to use just the calcareous substrate and was suposed to get only white, but I saw some tanks with the basalt and I decided to try.... I think it got better because broke the white a little bit...

Thanks, I also like very much of these guys! lol... yes, the fish-eye got funny!

Thank you guys!!!! :D
Wonderful Cinthia, I don't know your Mbuna's tank!


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