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Old 01-02-2006, 01:00 AM
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Default 140 gallon wild caught mpimbwe tank

Hello, everyone. I thought I would share some pics of my mpimbwe's with you all tonight. Before I get lectured about their tank size, let me first say this. I just moved them out of their 150 gallon, 6 foot tank and put them into this 140 gallon, 4 foot tank. I now have a ton of tropheus mpulungu's in their previous 150 gallon tank. I've got a ton of tropheus fry that I need to sell. But that is whole other thread that I'll post later. Anyways, the 140 gallon tank dimensions are 48" X 24" X 29". The fronts really appear to be happy. Where the tank lacks in length, it makes up in width. They've got plenty of room to swim around.

My filtration consists of 2 Aqua Clear 110/500's and an Eheim 2026. I've got one Ebo Jager 250 watt heater and one maxijet 1200 power head. My substrate is sandblast gravel and my rockwork is made of round, smooth river rocks. My background is just blue laminate.

My fish do have some healing to do because I had holey rock in the 150 that they were in. Needless to say, they would dart right into it sometimes when I accidentally startled them. That won't happen again. Oh yeah, I purchased these guys from Dan, aka Deerhunter.







Here are a few pictures of when I had them in their 150 gallon, 6 foot tank.









Oh, and incase you want to know, their tank mates consists of one A. Calvus, two A. compressiceps, five S. petricola's, one gold nugget pleco, one common pleco and one catfish of some sort. The catfish came with the fish and Dan nor I know what kind it is exactly. Well, I look forward to your comments.

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John
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John very nice mpimbwe
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Thanks, Heather.
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Super nice

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like your thankn nice calvus how big are they
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Thanks, Billy.

hanz, the black calvus is 5 inches. I also have two gold compressiceps, one at about 3 inches and the other maybe a little more than an inch.
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Jolley,

Just curious, I saw you placed the heater almost on top of the tank.
Do you unplug the heater everytime water change ?
If I'm not wrong it's Jager heater and it's need to be fully submersible
Just a reminder.

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That's correct. I unplug the heater and power head every time I do a water change. I leave all the filters running.

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John,

Reason why I asked because I had a heating issued last 2 week, almost fry my Mobas. Heater out of whack and the temp. got up to 88. Lucky I caught it in time and unpluged the heater. Still have a flashback

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That's correct. I unplug the heater and power head every time I do a water change. I leave all the filters running.

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Wow! What do you think caused that to happen? Did you replace the heater? I sure would hate to lose that kind of investment. Glad to hear it worked out for you.
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