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Old 07-29-2015, 04:23 PM   #1
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56 gallon column tank not long enough for africans?

I have 56 column tank that is currently cycling, and I'm thinking I want African cichlids. I'm just not sure if there is enough space for them to swim from side to side. Here is a link to the tank: MARINELANDģ 56 Gallon Column Aquarium Ensemble


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This is how the tank looks now with a few feeder minnows for a fish in cycle. Would the coral decor work with Africans? I would like to keep it because I just bought it and it was pretty spendy.


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I would have gone for more natural looking stones so you could make caves for the Africans, but I'm no African expert


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It will work with smaller mbuna


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I would have gone for more natural looking stones so you could make caves for the Africans, but I'm no African expert


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Yeah, when I setup the tank I wasn't planning on cichlids. But I've never had Africans before, so I think I wanna give it a try!


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Do you have any species you would recommend? I've never had cichlids besides Bolivian Rams and angelfish.


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