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Old 12-11-2017, 03:32 PM   #1
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Hey guys how's it going? So here's the deal I'm new to the whole aquarium thing and I have a 55 gal fresh water planted tank with African cichlids, 1 convict cichlid, 1 angle fish, 2 redtail sharks, and 2 pleco. So my question is how do I get my tank perfect? Right now I have a brand new cascade 1000 canister filter that puts out 265 gph and I also have a kedsum power head that puts out 1850 gph and was wondering if that is to much flow for my tank? Any help would be appreciated A LOT!!!!!
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Welcome! So one of the most important things to a perfect tank is cycling it to start and maintaining a weekly or bi-weekly water change to keep water clean. Did you cycle your tank before stocking it? The canister filter alone should begood for the tank and i wouldn't use the power head with angelfish because they're slow and more delicate swimmers. Also I might try to remove a redtail shark because they get aggressive towards each other as they grow up but I think if you provide enough cover and caves it'll help. Also keeping a steady temperatureand light schedule will help too Cichlids seem to like brighter lights too! Hope this helped and make sure to ask any questions you have!
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Welcome! So one of the most important things to a perfect tank is cycling it to start and maintaining a weekly or bi-weekly water change to keep water clean. Did you cycle your tank before stocking it? The canister filter alone should begood for the tank and i wouldn't use the power head with angelfish because they're slow and more delicate swimmers. Also I might try to remove a redtail shark because they get aggressive towards each other as they grow up but I think if you provide enough cover and caves it'll help. Also keeping a steady temperatureand light schedule will help too Cichlids seem to like brighter lights too! Hope this helped and make sure to ask any questions you have!
Thankyou I removed the power head but now I've noticed there is a oily like film on the top of my water now and this weekend I will be buying a master test kit because I have not cycled my water but I've owned the fish for a year.
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