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Old 08-21-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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upgrade to bigger tank

my lfs is selling this tank and I'm very keen to upgrade and was wondering if the filters lights and heaters that come with it would be sufficient for Malawi mbuna and possibly some haps or peacocks as well.
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I believe it comes with 2 of those canister filters.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:16 PM   #2
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Ive never heard of those canisters but they look like they will do a great job at cleaning a tank like that.

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Old 08-21-2013, 10:24 PM   #3
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I think it only comes with 1 canister and 2 200 watt heaters but I could be wrong
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sorted. got 2 of those filters. 1250l an hour each. all good. now just got to cycle and think about stocking :/
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:12 PM   #5
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Are you going to do a fishless cycle?
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:15 PM   #6
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I was going to but the people at the fish shop said it would be fine to put my 2 mbuna straight in once the water temp and parameters were all good. but I'm not sure.
what do you think?
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:21 PM   #7
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I would make sure my nitrates and nitrates were good untill adding them. Id be a little cautious with that. What I did with my O tank was make sure everything was fine and then I added a bottle of Tetra Safe Start which has extra BB inside then wait a day and check if your parameters, temp, etc are alright then add them. Worked for me.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:22 PM   #8
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But I also did a fishless cycle for a month so I would say do a fishless cycle, its less riskier
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:30 PM   #9
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I'd worry about algae with those lights.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:32 PM   #10
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Yes also dont keep those lights on for long periods of time
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