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260 Gal Malawi Tank
June 14, 2011
11:21 pm
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Hi

This was my first attempt (8 months ago) at setting up a Malawi tank and I think its come up alright. Over the past six I have kept every thing from gold fish to arowanas Rocks are a combination of New Zealand South Island natural schist and green schist. Substrate is coral balls and aragonite. Hidden in the back of the tank is limestone chip/rock, which over a period of time dissolves gently and is great for keeping the PH at around 8 > 8.5 permanently. Temp is controled by two digital 500w stainlees steel heaters at 26.5 deg. I run two large cannisters filters (eheim & aqua one) one filters through a 11w UV sterliser. These cannister filters are loaded with eheim media. Which for me is a personal preference and something I have learnt from past trials and tribulations. Also there are two internal eheim filters and a waver maker/power head. Water changes 25% every two weeks. I have just cleaned the filters which based on current tank stock and tank cleaning regime (fortnightly) will mean that once every 8 months will be perfect. I am currently toying with the idea of changing to a 60gal sump filter but the current filter system seems to be working out great for me at the moment and I am reluctant to change. I would appreciate any comments on my current set up.
Thanks from down under.

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June 15, 2011
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wow, it looks great. fish are huge.
if it is all working well and you are having no problems with tank maintenance, then i personally would leave things as they are.

June 19, 2011
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Personally I'd lose the urn but the tank and fish both look beautifully-maintained. /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

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June 20, 2011
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QUOTE (Matt @ Jun 20 2011, 08:23 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Personally I'd lose the urn but the tank and fish both look beautifully-maintained. /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

Yes, I agree, the urn went several weeks ago as did the plastic plant!

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