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Old 01-23-2013, 12:54 AM   #1
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Hey all this my first post and I am currently getting ready my first larger tank which I plan to stock with about 12 or 13 cichlids and a bristle nose pleco just wondering if you had any thoughts or ideas of what I could do to get goin the best way possible

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Two tetra 30is just came with the kit plan to upgrade soon
Two 18 in bubble curtains
An air stone might ad another
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:27 AM   #2
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What is this? Like 50 gallons?
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:29 AM   #3
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Also, not too much air. It can stress them out because it might scare them. It's good to have a little to help with gases, but you don't want your fish to be in an environment that has too much moving water. I have two standard air stones in a 50 gallon. It seems to be a good balance.
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What size tank. You should paint the background
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:31 AM   #5
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You don't need air stones, bubblers at all IMO only reason I have one is the wife likes it and ya gotta keep the wife happy even though I unplugged it already lol.
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It's a 55 and I thought Africans liked a lot of current also I thought backgrounds were optional more for looks than anything
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:37 AM   #7
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A background will give your tank depth.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:42 AM   #8
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Thanks like I said first shot at a bigger tank didn't know lol
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:06 AM   #9
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What size tank is this? Saying Cichlids is just a general statement, do you know what Cichlids your going to do Asia, african river,SA,ca, rift lake Cichlids? This will help us all on giving you info.
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African though i haven't really decided on specifics yet looking for a lot of color really like bumblebees though and it's a 55 gal
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