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Old 03-04-2009, 10:58 AM   #1
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New 30 gallon cichild tank

i dont know how to start it i just gat the tank i was used as a community tank before i def want african cichilds what do they need i need parimeters and requirments

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If you are thinking about Mbuna, then you should get a bigger tank. Most need a minimum of 55g. Mbuna are the Yellow Labs/Electric Yellows, Pseudotropheus species, Red Zebras....those you find in a mixed African tank at the lfs.

Pseudotropheus saulosi is one type that you could have in a 30g. You'd want a species tank and 1 male and about 5-6 females.

Or, you could have some Tanganyikan cichlids like shell dwellers and a pair of Julidochromis.

Requirements depend on which route you go....most are fine in sand and prefer hard, alkaline water.
2 planted tanks: 40g, 20g ; 38g Reef tank
My links to pics: 40g breeder planted build, 40g breeder planted update, My 38g Reef Build

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30 gallon, chi, ich, tan

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