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Old 01-13-2013, 05:12 AM   #1
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New 60gal and at keeping cichlids

Hello, new to this site and hobby. Planning on getting African Cichlids. Currently in week 2 of a fish-less cycle.
Set up is as follows:
60 gallon tank
Fluval 306 Canister Filter
Emperor 400 Bio-Wheel
Fusion 500 Air Pump with 48" bubble hose
60 Lbs of CaribSea Eco-Complete
ViaAqua 300-Watt Heater
10 Ceramic Rock Caves
Standard Marineland Hood With Florescent Lights.
Any suggestions on how many African Cichlids I can stock in this set up and what type of live plants should I get?
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:25 PM   #2
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I've kept up to 20 Africans in my 75 and they did great. Not sure on plants. And a question for you. Where did you get the caves? I really like those
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:31 PM   #3
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Got the caves from Amazon. Under Water Galleries for about $70 with free Prime shipping
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Thank you
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:50 PM   #5
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This article will show you stocking along with many other things. It is broke down to tank sizes. http://www.aquariumadvice.com/lake-m...dcor-hardware/

Plants are normally a no go for most of us but very few get away with it.
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As far as plants I have always been able to get away with java ferns and Val's if u add them when the fish are small they get used to having plants in the tank with them and don't really bother them
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As far as plants I have always been able to get away with java ferns and Val's if u add them when the fish are small they get used to having plants in the tank with them and don't really bother them
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:29 PM   #8
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Thanks for the tips. That's an amazing background btw
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