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Old 08-10-2013, 09:09 AM   #1
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Hello I'm doing a 90g lake Malawi cichlid tank as of right now I have the 90g tank a magnum 350 rated for a 100g tank, hood + light. My questions are what kind of heater I should buy, and does anyone know how to do a 3d background because I know these types of cichlids like rocks. Any stocking advice is greatly appreciated. And make sure to subscribe
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:02 AM   #2
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:19 AM   #3
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Hello I'm doing a 90g lake Malawi cichlid tank as of right now I have the 90g tank a magnum 350 rated for a 100g tank, hood + light. My questions are what kind of heater I should buy, and does anyone know how to do a 3d background because I know these types of cichlids like rocks. Any stocking advice is greatly appreciated. And make sure to subscribe
I would get two smaller wattage heaters for each side of the tank. Fluval brand are good ones, otherwise aqueon pro heaters are what I use. As for 3d background most people sculpt it out of "great stuff". Look up some YouTube videos. Now for stock you have to decide if you want a breeding set up or a show tank?
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You may want to possibly invest in another filter as well. It's a good goal to try and turn the water over 7 to 10 times. Especially with cichlids, they are very messy.
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Smile 2 Heaters are a good idea.

I have a 100 gallon with two 100 watt heaters and there are no cold spots. I have a MarineLand C-360 and it does the job quite well. I have 33 Malawi Cichlids and all are well.
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Thanks one more thing I want to make it a breeding tank
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Thanks one more thing I want to make it a breeding tank
Okay so you are going to only house one species in it?
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That is we're a get stuck I know that when you do a breeding tank that the cichlids that are currently breeding get very aggressive. How hard is it to have. Multiple breeding pairs in the same tank
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That is we're a get stuck I know that when you do a breeding tank that the cichlids that are currently breeding get very aggressive. How hard is it to have. Multiple breeding pairs in the same tank
Of the same species hard, of more than one very. Most peacock setups will have one male and several females. If you want to breed mbuna then you could have a couple males and a bunch of females. Depends what you want. With a breeding set up your not going to get the color show though
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Ok but how do I sex the peacock cichlids, and also what kind of peacock cichlids should I get?
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