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Old 04-26-2015, 06:57 AM   #1
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Converting tropical to Malawi Cichlid tank

Hi there,

I'm converting my tank from tropical to a Malawi cichlid tank. My question is do I need to recycle my filters? And is there anything that should be changed other than the obvious hardness and pH levels.

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You shouldn't need to re cycle,but might encounter a mini cycle during transition.
What is your substrate?
You may want a cichlid specific sub to help buff the water?
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I'm looking at buying the substrate this week, is there any good black substrates? Thanks for your reply


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Amazon.com: african cichlid gravel
This link should show you plenty of good options.
What is your water like?
PH,GH,KH?
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Oh is still neutral and hardness I low, I haven't started the conversion yet. Plan to by end of the week


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Most often you wont need to mess with your water parameters? Whats the ph measurement normally?
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Ph is sitting on 7.0 roughly and hardness is very soft GH 3ish


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