Get your creative juices flowing with this lovely African cichlid set-up.
This stunning set-up contains a moulded Back to Nature background. These are not cheap, but add instant impact and can look really impressive, even if you have no aquascaping flair. This one has been used to recreate a part of Lake Malawi, but you could add whatever fish you liked. We wouldn’t recommend this particular combination of fish!
Go for either mbuna, such as the Yellow labs pictured, or the blue Sciaenochromis fryeri — but not together.
What you will need
Large aquarium and cabinet £500
Back to Nature background £350
Rocks and gravel £50
Test kits £20
LED lighting for shimmer effect £150
In-line heater £35
This item was first published in the Christmas 2009 issue of Practical Fishkeeping magazine. It may not be reproduced without written permission.