This tank housed predatory open-water Malawi cichlids.
|Tank Size ||Approx 5x2x2' (60x24x26"/152x61x66cm)|
|Volume ||Nominal: 130 imp gallons/155 US gallons/585 litres|
Actual: 111 imp gallons/132 US gallons/500 litres
|Filtration ||Eheim Pro-II 2028 external canister filter (rated for 132 imp gal),
and Eheim 2010 internal filter, plus two large airstones.|
|Heating ||Heated room|
|Lighting ||Medium - fluorescent room lighting only.|
|Substrate ||Thin layer of aquarium sand.|
|Decor ||Ocean Rock and artificial Vallis.|
|Background ||3-D effect artificial background roll.|
|Water parameters ||Temp=26oC ; pH=7.8 ; |
30% water change every week.
Pair of Copadochromis sp cf "thinos"
Trio of Fossorochromis rostratus
Pair of Protomelas "spilonotus Tanzania"
6 Rhamphochromis sp "Chilingali" (from Lake Chilingali)
Pair of Stigmatochromis woodi
This tank housed some of the more predatory open water Malawi cichlids (and one rarely encountered species from nearby Lake Chilingali), and therefore has plenty of open swimming space.
Minimal decor has been used at the back and corners of the tank, consisting of 'Ocean Rock'/'Holey Limestone' (pieces with no sharp edges have been used),
and some artificial Vallis plants.