Ok... Here's the scoop. I just dismantled my 29 gallon freshwater tank and transferred everything to my new 55 gallon tank. My desire is to have an african cichlid tank. I got some large lace rock and slate rock to provide good hiding places. I also went from normal gravel to aragonite sand mixed with a little black sand (I like the look). My other 2 tanks are saltwater so I had nowhere to put my wood and live plants and added those as well. It's only 2 pieces of wood and I doubt ph will be affected, but I've done enough research that my plants might get eaten. I have city water, so it's super hard with a ph of 8.0! My filtration:
Aqua clear 70 hob
306 fluval canister
2x ati sponge filters
I was told before that with this size I should be able to house about 15 cichlids max... The smaller ones of course. But my main question is this:
My current tank has a tetra, a danio, a pictus catfish, a ghost catfish, an albino bristlenose pleco, a convict cichlid, and a red tailed shark. Now I figure it would be most unwise to just start adding african cichlids with my current crew so my question is this, what should I absolutely get rid of? What can I keep? It is a huge desire for me to keep my red tailed shark and convict. Also! I only have enough money to only buy a couple cichlids at a time... Which I hear is another no no. What can I do? I really want cichlids. Thanks and here's a pic of the tank.