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  1. Default Any one have a planted Malawi tank?


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    I know people recommend against it because there are very few plants where mbuna reside, while peacocks and haps tend to be in open water and not encounter plants. Yadda yadda, they need a natural environment and all that, which I tend to agree. Well, most Malawi tanks you see don't have rocks that are located in lake malawi, don't have sand, or have some kind of decoration.

    Just wondering what trial and error experiments you've tried. What plants were successful and what plants were devoured?

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    I keep Najas indica and duckweed in a couple of 75's that house eureka red and ruby red peacocks. The ruby reds also share the tank with 8-9 maingano, but they don't seem to bother the plants. Fast-growing live plants are helpful for maintaining water quality, particularly in crowded tanks.

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    That's interesting, my duckweed dwindled away and my Rubescens and the others pecked away at it. Not sure if they were just looking for food, and would eat it by accident, or if they saw it as a food source?

    I haven't had 1 problem with any type of anubias, even african bolbitis (I love it) has 0 damage after 8 months and has tripled in size. Threw it in there kind of expecting it to get mangled. All the java fern is healthy too. Have a Crinum Calimistratum (African onion) as the centerpiece, which I was worried about with the leaves being so thin, but my curiosity paid off and it's thriving. Guess it tastes no good, I'm going to look into other plants in the same family, just not that common around here.
    Of course, I've sacrificed a few a long the way

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    I tried it, when I first set up my African tank, but gave up in the end. I was sick of replanting and buying more. The Java fern was left alone most of the time though. I'm pretty much hooked on the rocky look of a tank now. No plants at all. Just rocks and driftwood for me!
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

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    I have 25 onion plants in my show tank ( 120 gallon ) and they don't touch them at all.

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    Here's my old peacock/vic tank:


    All of my tanks are planted, including my malawi tank. It's primarily anubias and java fern though, since the fish are total jerks to the plants. They were ok to the onion plants until one day they decided the onion plants must die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lab_Rat
    Here's my old peacock/vic tank:
    http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...20tank/035.jpg

    All of my tanks are planted, including my malawi tank. It's primarily anubias and java fern though, since the fish are total jerks to the plants. They were ok to the onion plants until one day they decided the onion plants must die.
    Kinda, I have a total of two plants in my Mbuna tank lol. Im my experience most plants don't like the hard water all that much, and I think all rock Mbuna tanks just look nicer. My plants a cryps though, and are indestructible. The big one is over 2 years old in that tank and I didn't want to take it out simply because the roots are holding onto almost all of the sand in the tank, seriously that little plant on the right is a sprout from the big one. The fish like to nip at it but they never do enough damage to hurt it bad.


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    Looks very nice - any living plant will help with water quality.

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    Nice pics, planted malawi tank looks great... who knows sometimes you just gotta experiment!

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    I have some plants in my malawi tank but the fish like to nibble away at my java fern and my anubis. The anubis is fairing better than the java ferns. Cichlids make a lot of fertilizer that is good for plants.

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