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Old 07-15-2013, 01:05 AM   #1
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Cycling Cichlid Tank! Give me some suggestions?

Hello everyone! I am a new member to AA as of 12:00AM 7/15. Here are a few shots of my tank and how it is currently set up. Let me know what you guys think. It is an Aqueon 20G Long btw.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:10 AM   #2
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What kind of cichlids will you be putting in there.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:15 AM   #3
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hahah actually i have 9 cichlids in there already. I used dirty media from a friends tank to seed my tank and it worked. Although i have high levels of ammonia and nitrite and low levels of nitrate (seeded about 2 weeks ago) tanks been running for 3, i do a 25% water change everyday and also use Amquel Plus or Prime, one of the two forgot for sure so they are doing pretty well. I have 2 yellow haps i believe, two oranges, a texas cichlid i believe or a firemouth, not sure they both look alike.
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20g is much too small for that many cichlids they are going to quickly outgrow that tank
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:26 AM   #5
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I would add more hiding spots I have a 55g with 25 mbuna cichlids its a pita keeping up with the water changes required. I would definatley re-home a couple of the ones that will grow larger. The 2 you said you have gold gaps? Did you mean gold labs aka electric yellow labidochromis?
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@aquandrew- yeah I def did think of that ahead of time and i figure I will def buy around a 46g in the fall/winter and I dont expect them to outgrow this tank by then so I should be fine for now. And i meant yellow haps i believe they are called. From Lake Malawi.
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@aquandrew- yeah I def did think of that ahead of time and i figure I will def buy around a 46g in the fall/winter and I dont expect them to outgrow this tank by then so I should be fine for now. And i meant yellow haps i believe they are called. From Lake Malawi.
If there from lake Malawi there yellow labs if there a bright yellow with black stripes on there fins. I have one he is a cool fish one of the more docile mbuna cichlids. Unless its a yellow blaze hap? That may be what you have either way here's a pic of an electric yellow lab.
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Sorry meant to post this pic it was taken about 4 months ago.


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my apologies yes that is what I meant to say, i have two yellow labs in there.
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i would research each cichlid you have, you have old and new world mixed together and they will end up killing each other
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