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CCT 31-03-2015 04:25 PM

Nice bro, the 2 big one is is m blue?


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johannes 31-03-2015 06:45 PM

Blue face Burundi laaaaa
;)

CCT 31-03-2015 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by johannes (Post 9837900)
Blue face Burundi laaaaa

;)


Blue face Burundi, sounds familiar haha


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Brichardi 04-04-2015 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by nitingdedao (Post 9837819)
Very poisonous pictures.

Need a big tank for fronts?

Haha thanks bud!

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Originally Posted by Gowling (Post 9837832)
that rock must be heavy...20kg?

Thanks bud, yes that centre piece is 20kg+, the other 2 pcs are 10kg ea.

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Originally Posted by CCT (Post 9837835)
Nice bro, the 2 big one is is m blue?


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Originally Posted by johannes (Post 9837900)
Blue face Burundi laaaaa
;)

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Originally Posted by CCT (Post 9837962)
Blue face Burundi, sounds familiar haha


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Haha thanks buds. Burundi is just Burundi la....mai confuse people le. :p Those fronts had been with me 2yrs+ now btw.

trueblue82 05-04-2015 05:01 AM

do fronts fight alot? very inspiring setup

Brichardi 06-04-2015 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by trueblue82 (Post 9839501)
do fronts fight alot? very inspiring setup

Thanks bud. Fronts are gentle giants imho. They fight abit at times but never seen one die from attack/stress amongst themselves. It is the some OTHER types of tanganyikans that are more aggressive and may kill them. But generally, fronts are tough too.

trueblue82 23-04-2015 02:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Brichardi (Post 9839886)
Thanks bud. Fronts are gentle giants imho. They fight abit at times but never seen one die from attack/stress amongst themselves. It is the some OTHER types of tanganyikans that are more aggressive and may kill them. But generally, fronts are tough too.

do you control the ph in ur tangan and other africa cichlid tanks?

how do you go about it??

need more info since i am going to start one soon.:o:o

Brichardi 24-04-2015 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by trueblue82 (Post 9847019)
do you control the ph in ur tangan and other africa cichlid tanks?

how do you go about it??

need more info since i am going to start one soon.:o:o

Bud, our Singapore tap water is ideal to keep most fishes without treatment, that includes tanganyikan fishes. However, if you really wanna your tangans to thrive and display their awesome colouration, then you have to raise the water perimeters (ph/kh) as according to what's best for them. However, their genes also play a part in their colouration....that's why some people only buy wild caught fishes as too much inbreeding in f's may result in fishes losing their traits (colour/sizes/etc).

Personally, I do NOT use anything except anti-chlorine (Prime) as I feel that our water is good enough for them. Using more stuffs will take up more $/time/effort as I do very frequent WCs. However, from my experiments, I concluded that tanganyikans needed a sand base tank to thrive and survive. IMO, coral sand will be ideal for tanganyikans.

Hope it helps and welcome and good luck in keeping tanganyikans!

P/S: Tropheus is NOT an easy fish to keep. No doubt they are attractive and pleasing to the eyes but they succumb to diseases/stress easily. Pls read up and understand more on tropheus before venturing into it. Cheers. :)

trueblue82 25-04-2015 09:35 AM

Yup will read up (in fact doing it now! ;) )
now the challenge is shifting my active tanks to accomodate the future 4feet tanks.. headache...:(

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Originally Posted by Brichardi (Post 9847647)
Bud, our Singapore tap water is ideal to keep most fishes without treatment, that includes tanganyikan fishes. However, if you really wanna your tangans to thrive and display their awesome colouration, then you have to raise the water perimeters (ph/kh) as according to what's best for them. However, their genes also play a part in their colouration....that's why some people only buy wild caught fishes as too much inbreeding in f's may result in fishes losing their traits (colour/sizes/etc).

Personally, I do NOT use anything except anti-chlorine (Prime) as I feel that our water is good enough for them. Using more stuffs will take up more $/time/effort as I do very frequent WCs. However, from my experiments, I concluded that tanganyikans needed a sand base tank to thrive and survive. IMO, coral sand will be ideal for tanganyikans.

Hope it helps and welcome and good luck in keeping tanganyikans!

P/S: Tropheus is NOT an easy fish to keep. No doubt they are attractive and pleasing to the eyes but they succumb to diseases/stress easily. Pls read up and understand more on tropheus before venturing into it. Cheers. :)


Orhlulu 27-04-2015 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by trueblue82 (Post 9847981)
Yup will read up (in fact doing it now! ;) )
now the challenge is shifting my active tanks to accomodate the future 4feet tanks.. headache...:(

Simple solution

1) Sell existing livestocks
2) De comm the tanks.
3) Buy loads of sand
4) Populate all existing and future tank with tangas.

:D:D:D

Jokes aside, think of it as an overhaul maintenance. Good opportunity to clean , add, scape the existing tanks


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