our Mexican cichlid tank

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nijlpaard
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our Mexican cichlid tank

Post by nijlpaard » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:48 pm

Here are just 2 movies of our new built (last summer) Mexican cichlid tank.

Enjoy! :wink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_ftaGRm6tI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m4PNeVjRSQ


The last movie is from this year.


Species that I keep are:

Amphilophus macracanthus "Rio Niltepec" F0/F1, Chuco intermedium "Rio Chacamax" F0, exCichlasoma pearsei "Rio Lacanjah" F1,
Rocio octofasciatum "Rio Lacanjah" F0 and Thorichthys meeki "Rio Candelaria" F1.

glenna
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Re: our Mexican cichlid tank

Post by glenna » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:42 pm

That is a REALLY nice tank....very relaxing and laid back for a cichlid tank.

The videography was also very nice. Sometimes when you watch a video of someone's tank, they have a background of loud, distracting music. This was so nicely done!

Thanks for sharing
glenna

dietpepsi
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Re: our Mexican cichlid tank

Post by dietpepsi » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:57 am

Your aquarium is amazing! I wish I had the room to set up a cichlid tank like that. I have always loved the look of the Central American/Mexican Vieja species. Vieja argentea would look great in your tank. Anyways, thanks for sharing. If you have any more videos or photos please share!

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Joao M
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Re: our Mexican cichlid tank

Post by Joao M » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:15 am

A perfect tank!
Congratulations on the achievement.

nijlpaard
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Re: our Mexican cichlid tank

Post by nijlpaard » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:10 pm

And my latest movie, testing my camera a bit :wink:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=NL&v=_qPAyLlcgR8

starsplitter7
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Re: our Mexican cichlid tank

Post by starsplitter7 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:00 pm

Really lovely fish and aquarium. About what size are your fish (or your largest fish to give me a little bit of scale). Is it difficult for you to obtain North/South American fish?

nijlpaard
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Re: our Mexican cichlid tank

Post by nijlpaard » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:20 pm

The length of our largest fish (exCichlasoma pearsei, male) is about 40cm.

Most of the other fish (Chuco intermedium, Amphilophus macracanthus and Rocio octofasciatum)
will almost reach a length of 30cm.

Some of them will reach a length of 17cm (Thorichtys meeki) :wink:

starsplitter7
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Re: our Mexican cichlid tank

Post by starsplitter7 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:31 am

Wow! So in the range of 6-18". Really lovely tanks.

nijlpaard
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Re: our Mexican cichlid tank

Post by nijlpaard » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:29 pm


nijlpaard
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Re: our Mexican cichlid tank

Post by nijlpaard » Fri May 04, 2012 1:40 pm

A lot of fry of our Chuco intermediums :D


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_Yeez0ek5I

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