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Old 04-14-2014, 09:22 AM   #1
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I wanted to get a few tips about keeping a cichlid aquarium outside. I recently moved my 50 gal tank outside because I could no longer keep it inside the house. I have 7 cichlids in there and a pleco. My only problem now is maintenance, do I need a uv sterilizer? Anything u should take in consideration with types of fish?

Please keep in mind it's in a shady place, not directly under sun light.

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Old 04-14-2014, 01:46 PM   #2
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Concern #1 temperature concerns.. How's the weather out there, how do u plan on.keeping it stable.

#2 tank cover. Top covers for tank to prevent bugs and dust from going in as well as water vapor from escaping
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Well it's Israel so it's pretty warm throughout the year. And there is a top cover for the aquarium. My only concern is algae and sunlight.
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You could always put a thick blanket over the tank while you are not there or during the time that the sun will hit the tank. Not the best idea but it's an cheep one.
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I would use a plastic tub for it, rather than a glass tank. I know people who do this in the summers here in Michigan, but obviously are winters get freezing cold so no long term here
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