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Old 02-15-2019, 09:48 PM
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Looking for an interesting Tanganyika biotope for a 48*24*24 120 gallon aquarium. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:20 PM
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Calvus/comps, some cyps, maybe some sort of lamp like some dafodil pulchers or something similar.
Or maybe a nice group of tropheus?
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Old 02-16-2019, 09:02 AM
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I have been thinking about redoing a 75 gallon in a similar way. You have a bigger foot print so you have more options. My thoughts.

1) The all niche tank:
Open water fish: Cyprichromis leptosoma non jumbo
Rock dweller two species here: Compresscips, calvus, Julis, buecheri, lelupi, mustax, or chalindochromis.
Midwater: paracypricromis nigripinnis or breini
Shell: sumbu shell, brevis, multies, cauds
Bottom: Petricola

2)The sandsifter setup:
Open water: cyprichromis leptosoma
Rock dweller: Comp or Calvus
Sand: xenotilapia, kilesa, or melanogenys
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:16 PM
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If you're up for a challenge get Duboisi Maswa Tropheus. They are beautiful, always active and eager to eat. They can be a pain in the *** though if you don't have the right sex ratio. You need to have 4-5 females for every male. They are susceptible to bloat so smaller meals several times a day is better. They can also be trained to eat out of your hand.
Check out www.trophs.com for more info.

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I really appreciate the ideas! I’m wanting to have a low maintenance tank that can be fed once daily. The Tropheus are too much for my lifestyle I’d like to try something like that sand sifter setup. Any links to setting up a tank like that?
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:18 PM
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If you're looking for easy why not try a lake Malawi tank. They are easy to care for, you can feed once a day and they are very colorful and active. I'm a lake Tanganyika person too but had tried a lake Malawi tank and it was fun and different. I really like Mdoka white lips, Dolphins and exochromis anagenys. There are a lot of nice fish from lake Malawi.
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