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Old 09-10-2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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Driftwood in African Cichlid Tank--Thoughts?

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I am in the process of setting up my 135-gallon, and I know--purists will tell you African cichlids need high PH and there is no driftwood in the African lakes. But I have always loved the look of a good piece of driftwood.

Has anyone used driftwood in a tank of Africans without a problem? And if so, how without altering the PH?

Thanks a lot.

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Old 09-10-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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I use it and love the look, no issues with pH to report BUT I do use a media bag filled with crushed coral in my HOB filter.



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Thanks Convict--cave-rocks question . . .

[QUOTE=Convict2161;2110403]I use it and love the look, no issues with pH to report BUT I do use a media bag filled with crushed coral in my HOB filter.
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Convict--Thanks and for posting the photos. Tank looks great! The cave-rocks you have in the tank--where did you get them? Fish using them?

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Fish do use them, there called Cichlid stones and I got them from Foster and Smith.
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