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Old 07-04-2013, 08:31 PM   #1
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Hey AA, I have decided I want to have a cichlid tank again. I used to have a mixed 55 African tank but being in a one bed room apartment space is tight. I have room for a 30" tank and stand. Whether its 20 long or a 29 I am undecided if the 29 is worth it or will the upper column just always be empty. I know I want dwarf cichlids, but still want the vibrant color which has me veering away from shell dwellers. Just looking on everyone's input on what direction I should go!?!?

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Old 07-04-2013, 09:37 PM   #2
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Hey AA, I have decided I want to have a cichlid tank again. I used to have a mixed 55 African tank but being in a one bed room apartment space is tight. I have room for a 30" tank and stand. Whether its 20 long or a 29 I am undecided if the 29 is worth it or will the upper column just always be empty. I know I want dwarf cichlids, but still want the vibrant color which has me veering away from shell dwellers. Just looking on everyone's input on what direction I should go!?!?

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Petco is having their $/gal sale why not pick up a 40g tank and 29g is ok but only for a few
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:41 PM   #3
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I was there today and noticed that! My issue is I already have the stand that I used to have planted 20 long on, figured I would use the stand.


http://www.petco.com/product/119923/...ank-Stand.aspx

Pretty sure a 40 cannot work on this, maybe a 37? But I mean, that is just giving me height and not sure if I will gain much for a dwarf cichlid tank.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:49 PM   #4
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I was there today and noticed that! My issue is I already have the stand that I used to have planted 20 long on, figured I would use the stand.

http://www.petco.com/product/119923/...ank-Stand.aspx

Pretty sure a 40 cannot work on this, maybe a 37? But I mean, that is just giving me height and not sure if I will gain much for a dwarf cichlid tank.
Then I would stay 20L and go dwarf if your worried about dead space.
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That's what I was thinking. What stock do you think would work best for me? I did a peacock tank before, so I am new to the dwarf side of things
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That's what I was thinking. What stock do you think would work best for me? I did a peacock tank before, so I am new to the dwarf side of things
I'm not a dwarf guy either lol ill wait for a veteran to chime in
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im not an expert but my favorite smallish cichlid is the apistogramma cacatuoides they are beautiful and get about 3 inches
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:32 PM   #8
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im not an expert but my favorite smallish cichlid is the apistogramma cacatuoides they are beautiful and get about 3 inches
Good, I was gonna say apistos or rams but I didn't wanna sound stupid lol
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:58 PM   #9
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Dwarfs are great! I have a blue ram pair in a 36 with a school of tetras and some otocinclus. Love it! They're little goofballs!im tempted to do an apisto pair in there too. Petsmart just started stocking double red apistos!
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Apistos look great! If I went that route how many would you recommend? Starting with a brand new setup. What other dwarf cichlids could be an option for this setup? I appreciate any of the info, brand new to these guys.
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