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Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by nano cichlids, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. nano cichlids

    nano cichlids Over ran with EBJD fry

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    Well it has been a long time since I've been on AC. Well Id like some input and ideas for a 55gallon cichlid tank. I honestly don't care if it American Cichlids africa anything. I'm just looking for some ideas. I don't have any thoughts so any input at all is welcome.

    Thanks
     
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    welcome back :)

    You know I will reccommend Africans. 55 is just a great size tank for malawis or tangs. For malawis I could see a large group of yellow labs, a colony of demasoni and some synodontis catfish or even a couple of crayfish with black or natural sand, black background and pale rockwork....would be stunning - you'll have to narrow it down yourself though.
     
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    jpappy789 Plants need meat too

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    For tangs...lots of options :grinyes:
     
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    johnlarson66 These Pandas Rock

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    plan on ordering them or getting them local?
     
  5. nano cichlids

    nano cichlids Over ran with EBJD fry

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    Coler That was what I was thinking I'd like to make it the show tank of the living room. So active And brightly colored Africans sound great I'll probably go with tangs

    jpappy you have any good species in mind? Lol I know there's gota be atleast a dozen in there

    johnlarson I plan on doing both I love some of the livestock at my LFS and if they don't have a species I'm looking for I'll just order from rapps or someone on here
     
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    Welcome back.
     
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    johnlarson66 These Pandas Rock

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    Dave's rare fish has some really good tangs and he gets all sorts of cool stuff. He is a great guy also.
     
  8. nano cichlids

    nano cichlids Over ran with EBJD fry

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    Also thinking about maybe trying discus? And some guppy or swordtail. Not sure if they'd all get along what do you guys think?
     
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    jpappy789 Plants need meat too

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    Oh my, so many options...

    I'm partial to shellies (multies, brevis, occies, ect.) and with a 55 gallon you could do calvus and maybe a julie pair or some leleupi as well.
     
  10. nano cichlids

    nano cichlids Over ran with EBJD fry

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    Yeah I was really thinking about shell dewealers I can have alot to considering the amout of shells I could put in
     
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    Wow nano haven't seen you in a while... where were you? How are you? Lol what fish you got?
    As for cichlids go for the 55 I'd suggest geophagus... there cool
     
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    nano cichlids Over ran with EBJD fry

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    Good BFK. I've Ben helping coach Outside linebackers at a near bye high school. Amd I'm really leaning towards African haven't kept them before and they can look stunning in a corrent enviorment. Which I plan on providing. Lol how about you?
     
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    Have to echo this...have P.acei and P.salousi in my 55 and wish I'd followed the lab/demasoni setup!

    Or if I were doing CA, I'd do 6 juvenile FM's (to establish a pair and sell the others), 1 female Salvini or JD and some dither fish.
     
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    noodles62 Just Noods......

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    Calvus!!! Definitely Calvus!!!
    Good to see you back Kyle.
     

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