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Old 03-30-2015, 11:48 AM   #1
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40 gallon tank advice

Hey everyone, I recently purchased a 40 gallon, 36x12x18 tank. I wanted to go larger but it's not my house and my mom didn't want anything larger in my room so this is what I have until I move out.

I really want to do a cichlid tank, I know most of these would outgrow my tank so I'm more interested in the dwarf species and my LFS recommended tanganyikans, which I thought were cool. He pointed out lelupis and julidochromis marlieri. I'm not opposed to a species tank but if I can have two species that I can limit agression with the tanks decor that would be nice as well.

would these fish be ok in a 40? Or does anyone have some other recommendations? It doesn't even have to be cichlids, but the cichlids do appeal to me because they seem to have more of a personality than most community fish I've kept. My water PH is 8, kH about 13-14 but my gH is low, usually about 3 so I would have to find a way to add some hardness to the water if I did go with cichlids.

Thanks everyone !

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