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Stocking advice for Tanganyikan Tank

Postby Spang » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:50 pm

Hello all,

I am new to African Cichlid tanks, I have kept tropical and reef tanks before, I moved 2 years ago and shut all tanks down for that, and I think I am ready to start up again and fancy giving a Tanganyika tank a go!

The tank I have is a rimless ~30 Gallon, measuring 800 mm x 450 mm x 450 mm ( ~31.5 " x ~17.5" x ~17.5" ), it is an open top tank.

I don't plan on having any plants at all. Lighting will be a 2 x 18W T8 Unit. I plan on a larger grain sand after having headaches with fine grain sand in a previous tank, rock work will probably be ocean rock ( as I really like the look of that ). Filtration will be an external canister filter haven't purchased yet, but likely to be a fluval 206 or similar.

I need help with stocking as I do not want to get it wrong.

So far I have this list of possible inhabitants:

1 x Neolamprolgus Pulcher
2 x Neolamprolgus Leleupi
1 x Julidochromis Dickfeldi
3 x Ocellatus Gold

Opinions on this stocking please.. Will the open top tank be a problem? Can I add more fish? Will adding more fish from the Neolamprolgus genus be a problem? will the Neolamprolgus Pulcher get to big for this tank?

Thank you for any help! :)
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