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  1. Cichlid Pete

    American Cichlids

    Thanks again Chris. I will head over to Labrynith and check them out. Regards Peter
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    American Cichlids

    Once again thanks very much for the advice Chris. I think I'm leaning more towards a pair of Dovii or Umbee. I have seen that Andrew has some Umbee available at the moment. Do you think it would be a crazy idea to grab a pair and add them to my current African tank for the short term? I would add some drift wood and maybe a couple more rocks. Most of my fish are 15cm's and above. Regards Peter
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    American Cichlids

    Hi Chris, Thanks for replying. I think it would be easier to stick with the Central Americans as my tank is setup for Malawi and I wouldn't have to change the substrate. Would probably just add some drift wood for more hiding places. Just not sure if I have half a dozen males or go with a pair of Dovii or Umbees. If anyone has any suggestions on what combinations will work, that would be great. Regards Peter
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    American Cichlids

    Hi Guys, I have kept African Cichlids (mostly predator haps) for the last handful of years and now am considering moving to American. I have a 6x2x2.5 tanks with 2 FX6's. I'm not sure if I should set up a community tank or just have a single pair of something like Dovii or Umbee's. I'm aware that Dovii and Umbee will need a larger tank down the track. I would prefer to keep larger Americans. Just looking for a advice and direction. Thanks Peter
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    Aristochromis Christyi

    Hi Guys, I have a 10cm Aristochromis Christyi which had injured 1 eye about a month ago. The eye has healed up, but now seems to be flat, there doesn't seem to be any fullness to the eye. Do you think it will ever return to normal? Thanks Peter
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    Filtration for a 6x2x2.5

    That's right mate. I didn't really want to go over the top, but it doesn't look to bad. I have a black background and have used black poly fittings and pipe.
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    Filtration for a 6x2x2.5

    Thanks mate. I recently added another FX6 with the outlets at one end and the intakes at the other. Seems to be working well so far.
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    Light for growth

    Thanks Ageofaquariums.
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    Light for growth

    Hi Guy’s, I’m planning to put a grow out tank in my display cabinet. Is there any negative affects to growing out african cichlids without any lighting? Thanks Peter
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    Anyone still keeping Geophagus sp.

    Hi Firthy13, I think you inbox is full. Cheers Peter
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    Filtration for a 6x2x2.5

    Thanks fishdance. I was hoping to get rid of the air bubbles as I like the look of a more natural tank. I also thought with the growing larger an extra filter would help with the water quality.
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    Filtration for a 6x2x2.5

    Hi Guys, I’m after some advice on adding another FX6 to my 6x2x2.5ft display tank. I currently have 1 FX6 which is plumbed through the base of the tank. Both the inlet and outlet are 1 foot from either end. I was thinking of using both of the existing holes drilled in the base of the tank as the inlets and coming over the top with outlets at either end. My question is, how do I have the outlets positioned to effectively circulate the water. The main reason for adding the filter is to remove the air pump and add more filtration as the fish grow. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks Peter
  13. Hi Momo,

    Do you have Seachem Cichlid Lake Salt available?



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    Hi Guys, Does anyone have any feedback on the Ultima Krill and Veggie Deluxe? I'm currently feeding my haps and peacocks the Colour FX a few times a week and they love it. Just finished the last of my New Era Red & Green and want to try something different. I found the New Era creating a lot of cloudiness in the water. Cheers Peter
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    Fussorochromis Rostratus

    Thanks for the feedback Buccal. At the moment I think he is pretty happy cruising around the mid to top water most of time, except for feeding where he doesn't care who is in his way. Hopefully he stay's that way. Your combination would look pretty awesome.