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Old 01-12-2014, 09:53 PM   #1
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What's the best filtration system for a 40 gallon cichlids tank!!

Help my tank won't stay crystal clear. All water levels are good. It may be over crowded but thy all get along well. I have an aqua clear 50 gallon in it and I notice it's not clear after two days. I have two parrots, 1 albino, 1 blue thing, 2 purple cichlids and just added jack Dempsey as he was bullying the fish he was tanked with before.. So what's he best option on filtration?!? Or crystal water tips?
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:00 PM   #2
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Definitely canister. Your tank sounds overstocked is take out the jack Dempsey
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:05 PM   #3
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Ya we aren't sure what to do with the Dempsey. It can't go in any other tank we have May have to trade him in... I'll look into a canister. Thank u
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:07 PM   #4
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Def a canister. That's all of big fish eventually for a semi small tank. Add lots of filtration like a Rena filstar xp-l of fluval 406. Cascade 1200 or 1500 are good too.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:31 PM   #5
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I;d put either 2 aquaclear 70's or a single 110 om the tank, ID the purple cichlids, and they'll likely have to go along with the JD. Only fish that color I know of are African mbuna, and they'll trash the parrots.
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:02 AM   #6
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When it comes to cichlids the more filtration the better. On my 85 I run 2 canister filters and 1 hang on the back filter rated at 110 gallons each

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Old 01-13-2014, 09:02 AM   #7
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What are "1 albino, 2 blue thing, and 2 purple things"? What these fish are can effect what is happening to your water.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:20 AM   #8
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I cannot remember what the name is of those cichlids.

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Albino. Hard to photo him he's so fast
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:47 PM   #9
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Found an amazing filter. Did water change three days ago and I can still see through it!! Longer then usual. Very happy with this.
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