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Old 01-18-2016, 05:25 AM   #1
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I'm looking at setting up a Malawi cichlid tank. Its a 20 Gallon tank and i use fresh tank water which is very soft. What should i put in the tank to make it harder as i believe cichlids require harder water. Can anyone help.
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You may want to ask Admin to help you move this to the Cichlids Forum.

It's posted in the Amphibian section.
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But one answer is to use crushed Coral either as substrate or in the filter.




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20 gallons is way to small for Malawi cichlids


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To be honest with 20 Gallons your looking at Rams,Apistos or Kribs something like that.Its only really big enough for dwarf cichlids.
Malawi's would turn that tank into a ticking time bomb.


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If you want Africans, look into Lake Tanganyikan cichlids. I'd look at neolamprologus brevis, neolamprologus multifascitus, Lamprologus ocellatus, Neolamprologus similis, Neolamprologus Signatus



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