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Old 03-09-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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Hi - New to Cichlids - help with tank setup

I'm looking to have a chilid tank can anyone tell me how to setup the tank etc.......
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I'm looking to have a chilid tank can anyone tell me how to setup the tank etc.......
Need a lil more info. What size tank? What kind of cichlids? This info will help people make recommendations.
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Yes. Also, do you plan on having live plants, sand or gravel, semi-aggressive or full aggressive fish? I could recommend what fish from experience, if you tell me your tank dimensions.
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30 gallons. Substrate is gravel. Semi aggressive or aggressive whatever you think
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30 gallons. Substrate is gravel. Semi aggressive or aggressive whatever you think
Smaller cichlids like shell dwellers, rams or apistogramma, kribensis to name a few a pair of convicts would be nice also.
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Or if your into upgrading the tank in a year or so you could always get some larger SA or CA cichlids. Other wise I would also suggest the "dwarf cichlids"
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Ok thanks for the advice how should the tank be set up plant rocks were to put them
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Most fish are flexible with what you choose I put in the tank it's totally up I you and your price range some people fail to have live plants in with cichlids and some do just fine, you can stack pieces of slate or simply buy some ornaments if you take some time and research the fish you want I can help out a bit more, I would also suggest poking around the forum and scoping other people cichlid tanks
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Does this look ok
Did you silicone those rocks to each other? If not your taking a big risk of them falling over and busting the glass.
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