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my bowfront

by chris luciano from staten island / USA


  • Category: Lake Malawi
  • Tank size: 12x38x19 inches = 37 gallons
  • Tank size: 30x96x48 cm = 140 liters

    50 gallon bowfront .Mix of paired cichlids. have had babys 4 times .Donated some to keep tank from overcrowding fish range in size around 4"


  • Gravel: natural river sand
  • Plants: plastic

    stone, ceramic


  • Light: led white /blue
  • Light-Duration: 12 hours total night and day
  • Filtration: fluval 306, chemi pure,2 pieces water polishing pad,2 pieces blue/white filter media, 1-3" 12" piece of polly pad. no bio balls or rings nitrate trap.

    monthly 30% water change my water is aleays perfect
    amonia 0ppm,nitrite0ppm,nitrate5.0,ph 8.4 .weelky dose of Stress coat by weekly dose Stress zime.Was having high nitrates untill i removed the bio balls.since removal of them the nitrates stay at 5 or less I always use liquid tests.weve had 8 babies survive in 3 years

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