wow, i love the cichlids. have you got a journal for that at all? as i have a 240L tank and im crossed between planted and cichlid, but i guess there is alot of work involved in the cichlid side also. like ph buffering and special substrates etc. but i havent really read up yet.
and what i can say is they are quite easy to look after - just watch out for any signs of bullying (not the occasional chasing around/ fight lol) and any cuts which may become infected.
Nothing special that i do to my tank - extra filtration as they need to be overstocked and they are messy (fluvl 205 & eheim classic 2215 on 180l tank), coral sand as substrate (keeps pH at 8.2) and 50% water changes weekly and... erm ...well thats about it!
Thanks Sam, i run my CO2 high so that may contribute to it
I decided to try a slightly different approach to my photography this time, especially seeing as the fish are going back to MA tommorrow Although not many pictures turned out well. These were the best out of 100+ lol
P.Crabbro, i burnt the background out to give the effect you see