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Old 06-19-2013, 02:54 AM   #1
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cichlids tank

Hi everyone
I have a 80 gal tank and want tmake ita cichlid tank
What be the best and easy to start with ?
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:51 AM   #2
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I would get convicts, kribs, or angelfish. Don't add all these fish to the same tank.
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What is mean to cycle tank ?
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:43 AM   #4
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If you are new to keeping fish please do yourself a favor and use the search feature hear. I'm to lazy to post links but maybe someone a little nicer than myself will for ya.

Also you gotta decide on what kind a cichlid you want. New or old worlds. (Africans or central/south Americans).
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Cycling the water means allowing beneficial bacteria to settle in
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:46 AM   #6
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there's too many questions to be answered if you're new. you will save yourself and the fish a lot of trouble by doing some research first. The absolute first ting to do is learn the nitrogen cycle. while the tank is undergoing cycling(usually takes a few weeks to a few months), you can do further research into the type of cichlids you want. do you want a community cichlid or a predator tank, etc.
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All of you folk have been a great help to me I will research the fish I like and move forward again thank you for all your time .
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hi and welcome! This guide should help some: Guide to Starting a Freshwater Aquarium - Aquarium Advice You might also want to check out the Cichlid forum.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:28 PM   #9
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Thanks librarygirl I appreciate that
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