The Cichla Project -

dr exum

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Outstanding,wish you lived nearby.I would love to see that tank in person and the ten footer when you get it.
for sure!

K krichardson you got any threads running on the afer’ or the dats?
 

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Awesome tanks and fish! All you need is to win one lottery, and you won’t have a budget no more.
 
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dr exum

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Awesome tanks and fish! All you need is to win one lottery, and you won’t have a budget no more.
true - i’m on the work hard and save path 🥳
one tank at a time....

not much of a gambler.... would not even know where to start 😝

thanks all for comments!
 

dr exum

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you should build a 3000 gallon tank and house them all together, they'll breed in there. I can text you a video of my friend's 15000 gallon tank with cichla later.
sounds like a plan!

that’s gonna be 2022 probably... and built / or fiberglass dolphin unit, off the back side of my house under a sealed deck adjacent to retaining wall....
 

dr exum

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Fogo :

update : 7 days in -

i did not intend on housing them longer than the QT period before adding to the main group in my 625g -

doing well,
my 4 sponge filters were not able to process the waste from these two - this tank was to be QT tank and that was the level of filtration i had for it -

added : one emp 350 , two marineland 360’s ($100ea) my favorite affordable filter... & one 600gpg power head - just gotta build up bio filter now - one of the canisters is from an established tank, hopefully this will increase my BB -

fish doing well, i’ve had to feed to the level of the bio filter

there is some scale loss on one via damage from its tank mate - i’m short on dithers.... got some baby severums, flag tail, and an angel fish....
added salt keeping water clean

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dr exum

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Baby Azul 🥳

had not rounded on the LFS’s since June...

got 3 baby “azul” we’ll see.... felt bad for the emaciated bass and struggling owner....

got some Malaysian driftwood for my Africa set up...

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