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Malawi Peacock Plus

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Name: jmalawi2026

Size/Category 55-Gallon Freshwater

Type: Glass

Shape: Standard

List of Fish:
4 - Giant Danio (temporary ditherfish)
1 - O.B. Peacock
1 - Yellow Lab (Labidochromis Caeruleus)
1 - Peacock spp. "German Red"
1 - Peacock spp. "Albino"
1 - Flame Tail Acei (Pseudotropheus Acei)
1 - Auloncara Masoni (?)

Lighting: Basic 40 watt flourescent

Filtration: Eheim 2080 Pro 3


Other Accessories: UV sterilizer

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08/23/2013 10:46.45 AM
Merry Christmas everyone! We are back! The Cape Cod Crew:) I got a new laptop today which means we can blog again! WOOHOO! I was able to get all the photos onto her computer, but for some reason some wont upload. But I will put the photos that can go up, up. Hehe!

Jazz & Felix got two new toys, rawhide bones, and two new leashs! Felix was so excited. He chewed on his bone all morning, and finished it! He started chewing Jazzys bone.. hehe. Jazz was into the toys. Both seem pleased with their presents:) Freedom got a big apple. He loved it!

Our cousin Jimmy came home today. He was in Korea for the war. I was so happy to see him. He will be staying for a couple of weeks, and he got a new truck for christmas! That was my favorite present.

It feels so good to be able to blog again, and i hope to hear from everyone. We have missed everyone so much!

Hoping everyone had a very merry christmas, and got lots of good goodies! Hehe!

XOXO & Christmas Wishes,
Momma Nora, Jazz, Felix, Freedom (SAC) & The Bettas (FC)

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12/26/2011 12:54.37 PM Report This Comment
Sorry for not stopping by sooner, i had gotten a concussion the other day & my head was really hurting. Im much better now, & im glad to be able to blog. (:

The Betta Gang & Nora

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08/01/2011 07:36.53 PM Report This Comment
HI, haven't done my birthday shopping trip yet as I was really sick on my birthday and today is the first day I have actually felt ok. I will probably get over to the lfs next week or maybe the week after. I like to avoid weekends so the staff are not rushed and you can actually chat to them and ask advice instead of it all being rushed.
As for swords I have 2 curved sabres, a 2 handed broadsword and my wife just brought me a crusader sword which looks really cool.
Have a good week.

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07/30/2011 08:17.55 AM Report This Comment
Leaving you a vote, hope we can be friends!

The Betta Gang

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07/25/2011 12:28.24 PM Report This Comment
Thanks for the birthday greeting, I think it will be any money I get now being spent at the LFS as the wife has said she would buy me a new sword for my collection if I wanted. Tough choice sword or fish gear, either way I will be getting some setup gear from sombody :) Have a good week and take care.

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07/25/2011 10:08.51 AM Report This Comment
07/23/2011 05:36.10 AM Report This Comment
I have ask the wife to take me shopping at the Local fish store for my birthday, so should get all the bits I want and then I can get cracking setting it up. Hope you are having a good week, take it easy. Dave

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07/21/2011 03:51.41 PM Report This Comment
Hi John,

No news on the tank setup yet, but it's my birthday next week so will be spending any birthday money on buying bits for it. Almost lost the space in the living room I wanted to put it to a new Table my wife brought but managed to get her to put in the entry hall :) Hope all is good and it's not too hot where you are, we are in southern Ontario and it is blistering. Take care Dave

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07/20/2011 09:12.28 AM Report This Comment
Hi John
Saving time for later use sounds like a great idea! I find I never have enough time for anything. I try to keep myself busy since it's the only way I can stay awake. The tank definitely keeps me busy! Just keep in mind, for salt water, the bigger the tank the less work you will have once everything is established.


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07/19/2011 12:48.28 PM Report This Comment
4 tanks? you will be fine as long as you have time to dedicate, which it sounds like you do. Its the lack of funds which ends up hurting most people. It will be worth it in the end. Hopefully one day you will get to experience it :-) Have a nice day!

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07/19/2011 08:40.40 AM Report This Comment
Hi John,
Stopping by to say hi. Not much new to tell. Hope your week is going well.

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07/19/2011 07:58.23 AM Report This Comment
Hi John
I hope a book turns up and is the perfect price. Just keep in mind that patience will take you further and you will have better results. Someone decided to get impatient and lazy and we just lost 4 very expensive fish and an expensive cleaner shrimp. Take your time and learn from other people's mistakes.

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07/18/2011 08:02.27 AM Report This Comment
The lake
Is down the road from our house. We have a river behind us on our property (can see from the back porch :) and it connects Trail Lake with Kenai Lake. Google Kenai lake as it is very popular and for me a great place for driftwood. I have a few pictures of Trail river in my Chocolate Delight setup. Maybe only winter pics... Can't remember.

Thank you for looking :). My S.Badis looked too lonely so I added the other one and so far so good. A bit of sparring but if things get aggressive I will move one out again... It definately mademthem both less shy! They are pretty cool fish. Now I hope I can get them to eat commercial food eventually but at least I know they will eat micro worms and decapped brine shrimp eggs. And I noticed what I think is daphnia in the tank!


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07/17/2011 01:24.02 PM Report This Comment
Glad you figured it out :)
I discovered I can't play the videos from my iPad as well so I use Chrome or IE on my windows laptop. Since making it I have moved the 4 largest fry to my 50 gal for further grow out and to make more room for the fry remaining in the 20 gal... They are doing great!

Btw, I updated the Nano DSM NTP setup picture and added more below as well. I now have a Scarlet Badis (dario dario) in that setup along with 4 cherry shrimp. The driftwood I added are some dry roots I found along Kenai Lake. One of the pictures shows the Scarlet Badis male fish :). I hope to find a female S. Badis maybe at Aquabid.

If you get that book let me know what you think :)


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07/17/2011 10:39.32 AM Report This Comment
My Angelfish Fry
OK. The video is now showing up :). As I said it is not that great - I did it with my iPad and couldnt focus in like I wanted. Here is the Link to the browse videos and I see mine is at the top of the list. If not do a search for "My Surprise Angelfish Fry" h.aspx

thank you for looking:)

Have a nice day,


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07/14/2011 03:44.15 PM Report This Comment
Ecology of the Planted aquarium ...
Yes, I definitely recommend that book. She writes in a different style than I am used to but I couldn't put it down and have gone back to different sections plenty of times. One of these days I will read it all through again LOL. I learned quite a bit from it. You can also get more information checking out the forum she moderates at http://www.aquaticplantcentral. com/forumapc/el-natural/

Hope this helps. Looking forward to your loach tank. I submitted a short video of my Angelfish Fry but I understand it takes awhile before it shows up. It's not great but wanted to share my babies :)

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07/12/2011 11:15.37 PM Report This Comment
I'm so sorry to hear about your dog :-( I will tell you what everyone has always told me, at least he is no longer in pain and is in a happy place now.

Unfortunately, the book is expensive. I looked on amazon and it isn't much cheaper than the bookstores. Maybe you will get lucky and find one cheaper at a used bookstore. If you ever have any questions in the meantime, feel free to ask.

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07/11/2011 08:04.38 AM Report This Comment
Hi John,
Thank you for visiting my DSM. It is my first attempt at the natural planted tank I read about in Diana Walstad's book 'ECOLOGY of the PLANTED AQUARIUM - A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise for the Home Aquarist'. It is a real eye opener book and I wanted to start small. So, the shrimp vase and the 2.5 :). I will be moving my Angel Fish from the 29 gal to a 45 gal very soon and I wanted to do the "Walstad" method with it bit now I am not so sure...

So you will sharing your Clown Loach tank with us soon? Can,t wait!

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07/10/2011 06:17.38 PM Report This Comment
New pics coming soon
Hey everyone, I'm hoping to set up my third web page soon, featuring my clown loach tank. I'd like to do my GSP tank, but the little guy won't hold still long enough.

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07/09/2011 06:28.16 PM Report This Comment
Hi there, hope you had a great July 4th, we had a great July 1st for Canada day and then the 3rd was my son's first birthday so it's been a good few days. Will post pictures when I get the tank up and running, may be a while though. Have a good week.

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07/06/2011 09:58.12 AM Report This Comment
Good morning!
How are you? I was just wondering if you ever checked out that book or looked into anything. Hope you're having a good day! Here are some votes


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07/06/2011 08:09.19 AM Report This Comment
Best wishes
I hope everyone out there had a great 4th of July!

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07/05/2011 11:27.47 PM Report This Comment
I left another vote for you.
Your tank looks outstanding!

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07/02/2011 06:52.48 PM Report This Comment
yeah, I wish I had a tank big enough for a ray! Or maybe I wouldn't, a lot of work to clean! The ray and jelly were taken at Mystic aquarium. I live about an hour from there. It's small, but fun to visit once in awhile/ My dream is to go to Sea world some day, but still waiting to hit the lotto first! Have a good 4th!

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07/02/2011 04:34.39 AM Report This Comment
Hi John,

Thanks for the other advice, I would have thought some Java fern would be ok in there as they seem to do alright in most tanks. I will keep you posted for sure but I think it may be a while to get it all going. Left you a vote and thanks again

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07/01/2011 05:40.08 PM Report This Comment
What a beautiful tank!

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07/01/2011 03:45.08 AM Report This Comment
Thank you
A very big thank you for that info, I will be looking for those books for sure. I was under the impression that plants and Cichlids didn't really mix but if some do then that is cool as I love the plannt side of the hobby as well. Thanks again and have a good weekend.

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06/30/2011 05:51.10 AM Report This Comment
congrats on SOTW

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06/30/2011 04:04.35 AM Report This Comment
on winning setup of the week. Beautiful! Here's a vote for you.

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06/29/2011 11:59.02 PM Report This Comment
Lookin' good
Your fish looks good in the spotlight! Give them a treat for me, here's a Vote!

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06/29/2011 06:34.39 PM Report This Comment
Nice fish!
I voted for you. :)

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06/28/2011 05:21.21 PM Report This Comment
Nice mix of fish, great set up.

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06/28/2011 09:13.56 AM Report This Comment
06/28/2011 06:49.28 AM Report This Comment
Congrats on SOTW!
Very nice tank. Lovely fish. Congratulations on Setup of the Week. I guess this means, "YOU HAVE ARRIVED!"

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06/28/2011 05:57.19 AM Report This Comment
Well John...!
You're on your way with my vote! See ya again in the mornin...!


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06/27/2011 11:02.58 PM Report This Comment
Thanks to everyone!
To all of you out there; thank you for your votes! I needed the points. I'll be seeing all of you.

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06/27/2011 08:45.33 PM Report This Comment
Congrats on SotW. here's another vote for you.

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06/27/2011 08:45.18 PM Report This Comment
on your's a vote, peace, luv...

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06/27/2011 08:14.41 PM Report This Comment
Congrats on SOTW !!

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06/27/2011 03:09.03 PM Report This Comment
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