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Old 01-12-2012, 09:13 PM   #1
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Rocks for cichlid tank

I want some rocks (a lot to stack up I guess maybe live ? No experience with them ) I'm wondering where to get some for my Malawi cichlid tank since they like it rocky. What does you African cichlid tank look like? My 55G doesn't look good right now. Just started it and got 3 yellow labs suppose to get some more soon!
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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i got my rocks from lowes
it was $6 for a huge slab of it. i broke it and that was all i needed.
type in m40a3forlife42 on youtube and go to my videos and click on the video that says african cichlid aquarium. you can see what the rock looks like and see my fish tank at the same time lol
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:43 PM   #3
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i got my rocks from lowes
it was $6 for a huge slab of it. i broke it and that was all i needed.
type in m40a3forlife42 on youtube and go to my videos and click on the video that says african cichlid aquarium. you can see what the rock looks like and see my fish tank at the same time lol
Thanks I saw that nice tank BTW . I might do that anyone else?
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Try and set everything up before getting more fish. 55g isn't a lot of room for them to find a safe haven away from your hands and arms. Lots of stress, especially if there isn't already hiding spots.
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I like finding my own rocks/driftwood too. Just go on a hike or something.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:55 PM   #6
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I use lace rock. Picture below.

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Old 01-12-2012, 10:03 PM   #7
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I want some rocks (a lot to stack up I guess maybe live ? No experience with them ) I'm wondering where to get some for my Malawi cichlid tank since they like it rocky. What does you African cichlid tank look like? My 55G doesn't look good right now. Just started it and got 3 yellow labs suppose to get some more soon!
There's live rock for freshwater fish too??
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:11 PM   #8
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I dont know anything about live rock. Didn't know it was for saltwater. I guess I could go look for rocks on a hike. Thanks for the pic of your tank ideas I might all do
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I use lace rock. Picture below.
I like it! Where did you get it??
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I went with a mix of real rocks to make tunnels and caves then the rest I used Cichlid stones.



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