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About 5 months ago decided to dip back into the hobby after a 3 year break (new baby interuptions :P   ) as we have been in our new house for nearly 12months now and have a lot more space for a tank, spotted a 4ft bare tank on Gumtree for £50 and bought it.  Slowly (over 2 weeks ) bought new equip to run in it filter, light, heater, and got a really rubbish metal too cabinet as a stand.ImageImage

Instantly decided that Cichlids where to be stocked as they have always been my passion.  Over the last few months the stock has changed then around 8 weeks ago seen an add on Gumtree again for my current tankImage this came with the lid, lights, and stand with slight water dmg for £50. 

As I said stocks changed a bit trying to balance aggression and stocking levels and currently houses 15 Neons 3 Albino Corries and a breeding pair of Dwarf Cockatoo cichlids( Apistogramma Cacatuoides orange), bought these 3 weeks ago and day after introducing to tank the spawned, eggs hatched had over 20 babies but the male slowly over a few days hunted them down and ate them :( .  Well today just found they have spawned again and looks a lot more eggs then the first attempt.  This is the male Image and this is the tank as it looks now. Image

Will keep this updated as things progress.

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Tank looks great.
Fingers crossed for the apisto fry. :)
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Lovely big tank. Bargain too. Hopefully dad will leave the babies alone this time!
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Very nice :)
I hope the apistos do better this time, its great to watch mum herd the fry around (dad might help) once they get it right ;)
I look forward to the progress :)
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What a bargain ! Fingers crossed papa behaves himself :D
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Great looking tank indeed. Good luck with the fry.

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Fry have hatched and the female has moved them into the plantpot at the front as she did last time, I will get some pics as soon as she starts bringing them out.

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Fingers crossed this time. :)
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Females brought the fry out now, lot more then first batch.
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Tha tank looks fantastic! Exciting about the Apistos too :)

...and thank you for the reminder to check on gumtree for a bargain ;)

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