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tank is 4.2 ft wide 2ft deep and 3 ft high,,
sump is 55 gal filled with scrubbies ( biomedia) and filter foam. (soon to eliminate) . im now using filter socks my wife made .. :).

i am using a syncra silent pump 750 gal an hour with a bean animal overflow system.. silent.. ;)

the tank has been left to its own devices for a few months and only had a few fish in.. the JD being one.. im now back into the fish keeping game and stocked up this month..
tbh ive never tested for gh and kh.. i was confused when most fish were split finned.. so ive tested all i could..
my main display tank is a blue box with just a little decor.. so as not to take up space..
here is my filter setup..

www.dropbox.com/s/m57bw791u8mpodk/2015-01-16%2020.45.59.jpg?dl=0
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That is a great set up, but the 4.2 foot width will definitely be part of the issue. That is too narrow a foot print for that many aggressive and territorial cichlids.

ETA: I am very envious of your sump set up. Nice work!
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thankyou all for your replies.. i love the responses that are so quick and not 3 days later... lol..
im going to eep an eye on things.. is it possible that because the fish are quiet new to the tank they are still finding boundries between them.. TBH the albino oscar has been put in its place tonight by the gg who is new to the tank.. were as last night the oscar was having a go at the GG..

could things settle..

the JD is pretty much an old man sat in a corner and shys off when there is feeding frenzy..

i would put my money on the albino oscar for chasing etc though..

any recomendations.. i will rehome any fish thats not playing the game TBH.. ive kept mixed cichlids before and not had this trouble.. its all in the pick of the draw i spose
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heres the taank as it is at the moment, lots to do going to be changing alot of the plumbing TBH

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just sourced a new sump from a mate of mine.. i want to design a new one with a large trickle tower type as my sump i am using now isnt efficient enough..

so ill add that to another post once it comes
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just did a quick tds and nitrate test. nitrate 0 - 5 ppm ,, my tds is droping after 3 to 4 days.. ????????

its now 109..

what could cause this.. i did use salt some time ago could that still be in the system????

salt would raise the ppm / conductivity correct?
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goes quiet here at the weekends .. ;)
fins seem to be healing.. GG really seems to be a different fish.. putting the oscars in there place.. its also eating now..

ill see how we go..
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i have done a tds reading today and its over 800 :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy:

is this even possible..

all my other readings are same / stable..

my water from the supply reads the same as before

im so confused
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can no one help me out?? no replys???????
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