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Thank you.

I wasn't planning on an all male tank, that's part of the reason why I chose mbuna as the females tend to be as brightly coloured as the males ☺️ 

I'm getting the biggest tank I can at 450 lt/ 120 us gallon. I'll be running 2 large canister filters, a wave maker and airstone. I don't think i'll need to buffer my ph as i have very hard water out of the tap but if i need to I'll add crushed coral.

I've been watching loads of videos and reading everything I can, but there's nothing like the advice from the forum

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I would suggest adding all the fish at the same time.  If this isn’t possible, never add just one or two new fish.   And when you do add fish, rearrange the aquarium some.  Puts everyone on a more level playing field.  Also sight line blocks (maybe a large rock) can be helpful.   When the fish grow up together they seem to establish a pecking order and settle in a little easier.   In my opinion 

Good Luck

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