Tanganyika cichlids- photo journal 75 Gallon Tank

  1. harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    Hey all, I thought I'd start a new thread since this setup is no longer in a 55 gallon. :D

    Tank is a 75 gallon Oceanic that my husband and I got on the cheap and resealed ourselves. For filtration we're using 2 Rena XP2's, and for lighting we have a Current Orbit 2x 96W PC fixture with 1 dual daylight bulb and 1 actinic bulb. Substrate is aragonite sand mixed with cichlid gravel, and the rock is Fiji rock that used to be live rock.

    Our stock list is 5 cyprichromis leptosoma "tri color", 13 neolamprologus pulcher "daffodil", 8 julidochromis ornatus, and 14 lepidiolamprologus hecqui.

    Here are some pics. I've always painted a black background on every tank in the past, but this time we went with brown. What do you guys think of it?
     

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  2. mitchgmace Member Member

    Nice pics. Love cichlids.
     

  3. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello Harpua. You've done an awesome job! Beautiful tank and fish.!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Ken
     
  4. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Cool tank! I just love Tanganyikan cichlids .
    carol
     

  5. shellbell4ever Well Known Member Member

    Very Nice Tank!!Cute little fishy's :)
     
  6. bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    Nice! The brown background looks great! You've done an awesome job aquascaping and it looks like the fish have settled in quite nicely. Yep, I'm going to have to keep at least one tank empty for your future spawns:;hf
     
  7. harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    Woot!
    WE HAVE BABIES!
    The daffodils have done their thing and we saw free swimmers tonight. :D

    Pics or vid soon.
     

  8. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    YAY!! Can't wait for pics :)
    Carol
     
  9. bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    AAAAAHHHHHH! CONGRATULATIONS! That's so exciting:;banaman! I can't wait for pics!

    I'm sure you're really going to enjoy watching them grow. That's a "birth announcement" we don't see everyday around here.:)
     
  10. harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    Thanks guys! :D

    BB, you're somewhat local... any plans for a daffodil tank? :p
     

  11. bubblefish Member Member

    I really like the brown. Beautiful fishes.
     
  12. mitchgmace Member Member

    Looking forward to pics.
     
  13. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Congrats Harpua! I'll be looking forward to your photos.
    Happy Holidays!:;ps
    Ken
     
  14. Diggly Well Known Member Member

    Congrats and your fish are stunning!!
     
  15. bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    I'll have an empty 29g in the spring;) At the moment, it's growing out a baby JD.
     
  16. lorabell Well Known Member Member

    Love the tank...the rock is awesome!!!!!!! congrats on the babies!!!!!!!