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Old 10-12-2012, 02:06 AM   #41
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So the rule of thumb is only use cichlids from the same region?
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:07 AM   #42
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What do you mean by fish in cycle?

Pwc is water change correct? Im okay with that if necessary.

Tank if 46 bow front marineland. 36" long 18?"wide at the widest I think. Not sure on tall
Haha yes! Your tank needs to complete its nitrogen cycle it's ok! There is absolutely nothing wrong with fish in cycling if done correctly. Read these

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Was gonna say I can't provide a link cause I'm not sure how on the app and wait for someone else to do so but looks like someone beat me to it lol. I thought you said you had a 50g that's why I stated it was prob a 46g
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Well this is good information. Of course I prob should not have trusted the word of a sales person. Now wondering where I can get a filthy filter. And get some of these things going. Ihas originally used a new tank destabilizer and water conditioner. The destabilizer is to be used daily for first week. So how might you go about getting the good bacteria transfer?
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Well this is good information. Of course I prob should not have trusted the word of a sales person. Now wondering where I can get a filthy filter. And get some of these things going. Ihas originally used a new tank destabilizer and water conditioner. The destabilizer is to be used daily for first week. So how might you go about getting the good bacteria transfer?
AngelsPlus.com they sell active media cheap and ship really fast
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So should i take back one or two of the cichlids? Or can they get along? Does the fact they are mixed have a biological issue pertaining to cycling?
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So should i take back one or two of the cichlids? Or can they get along? Does the fact they are mixed have a biological issue pertaining to cycling?
Not for cycling. Oscars are Carnivorous, Africans are herbi/omnivores. It's really going to be hard to get the Oscar what it needs without ur Africans getting it. Too much protein can give Mbuna/Malawi bloat and potentially kill them there are several reasons why its not suitable for them to be housed together but that is a main one It is not recommended to keep an Oscar in a tank less than 55g and its really not good for Africans to have less than a 4ft footprint but others are doing small groups in 3fts and everything seems to be ok so far, I personally wouldn't tho.
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So the yellow cichlids are prob going to out eat the Oscar yeah and I read they grow pretty big. So I should take the Oscar back and stick with the region of the ones I like yeah?
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So the yellow cichlids are prob going to out eat the Oscar yeah and I read they grow pretty big. So I should take the Oscar back and stick with the region of the ones I like yeah?
I wouldn't say out eat, they just can't have the protein. The Oscar gets very large and your tank just isn't quite big enough at 46g :/ they are messy and bring with them a massive bioload. You would need a strict wc schedule (and a larger tank) forever... Not just during a cycle. I have to admit that I am biased. I love my Africans they really are great fish. Here is a couple of mine
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