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Old 02-04-2012, 03:41 AM   #1
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How many africans in a 50gall

Just won't to no how many I can have in a 50gall.I'm thinking peacocks electric yellows an not shore lol
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The type you decide will be a decision maker. If you get something that grows to 10" you won't be able to do many. The types you mentioned you will be able to do between 15-20. The more in that range the more overstocked you will be and that's a good thing if your doing mbuna
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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I have 20 in a 55 will be adding more asap
I have lots of hiding places for them also
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:41 PM   #4
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I have 20 in a 55 will be adding more asap
I have lots of hiding places for them also
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I have 20 in a 55 will be adding more asap
I have lots of hiding places for them also
Don't add more. You're already overstocked.
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Don't add more. You're already overstocked.
As long as ur doing weekly water changes u should be good and as long as u have great filtration u should be even better me and my other friends with cichlid tanks keep 25 to 30 to cut down on aggression
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As long as ur doing weekly water changes u should be good and as long as u have great filtration u should be even better me and my other friends with cichlid tanks keep 25 to 30 to cut down on aggression
You can do 2 weekly water changes and have a 55 gallon sump and it's still overstocked.
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You can do 2 weekly water changes and have a 55 gallon sump and it's still overstocked.
U want it a little overstock it helps with aggression ive never had any problems i run a rena xp3 rated for 175g on my 55g and do 20%water changes and my levels are perfect ever time...havent lost any fish
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I'm running a canister filter,1000lhr do use think that will be ok or should I add another
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U want it a little overstock it helps with aggression ive never had any problems i run a rena xp3 rated for 175g on my 55g and do 20%water changes and my levels are perfect ever time...havent lost any fish
I'm not experienced enough to know, but I thought this was mainly for mbuna...not the more peaceful peacocks.
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