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Old 11-22-2011, 12:10 AM   #1
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Hope this makes sense...

Forgive me if this is a stupid question. But does a African Cichlid tank need current? By that I mean more then say 1 penguin 350, 1 AC 110 and a 5" air stone which I have currently in my 55g BF. I'm upgrading this weekend to my long awaited 75 gallon, so was just wondering if what I have now will be enough.

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I dont think so. I bet the current from the filter is enough, but they probably dont need one at all. I have read that sense they live in lakes it is not necessary to have a current in the tank, but some fish like to swim against it for fun.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:17 AM   #3
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I dont think so. I bet the current from the filter is enough, but they probably dont need one at all. I have read that sense they live in lakes it is not necessary to have a current in the tank, but some fish like to swim against it for fun.
Ok... Makes sense. Didn't think of that. They are from a lake and. It much current there. Thanks for your input.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:21 AM   #4
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Yea forsure! Thats exciting that your getting a 75! Wanna convert your 55 to reef??
Would love to!! I'm lucky the wife gave in and I got away with a 75 and really nice stand! I'm start a thread soon to keep everyone updated on progress. Just waiting for some items to arrive and I have to move some furniture around. Should look good in the spot we picked.
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I like making caves for my fish, and you could build a whole mountain of caves in that size tank
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:42 AM   #6
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I like making caves for my fish, and you could build a whole mountain of caves in that size tank
Yeah looking into doing something like that. I bought the 15 pack of those Cichlid stone caves and have so many rocks and pieces of slate. I also have a ton of driftwood. I think I'm gonna do more rocks and caves with maybe 1 or 2 pieces of my driftwood and some low laying fake plants.
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Haha i really like it!! But get real plants they are way easier then people think
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Haha i really like it!! But get real plants they are way easier then people think
Will my Africans tear them up? I'd LOVE to do some small live plants. I'm using gravel though... Reason being I have so much extra. I have like 50lbs plus what's in my 55.
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Will my Africans tear them up? I'd LOVE to do some small live plants. I'm using gravel though... Reason being I have so much extra. I have like 50lbs plus what's in my 55.
Live plants don't stand a chance against African cichlids
Maybe anubias will have a chance but I think that's about it
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Live plants don't stand a chance against African cichlids
Maybe anubias will have a chance but I think that's about it
Thanks. That's kinda what I thought.
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