Help Setting up a new cichlid tank?
I had an existing Cichlid tank but due to certain circumstances I had to shut it down, upon restarting the tank i have decided to completely begin from scratch removing the existing under-gravel filter and the gravel substrate.
I want to start the new tank with a sand substrate this time, and potentially run an internal/external canister filter (any suggestions on a suitable filter would be awesome). I found that over time the under-gravel filter became less functional and harder to clean.
I was also uncertain of which types of cichlids I would get I have always been fond of electric yellows so I was considering
3-5 Electric Yellows
1 Jack Dempsey (I have read ALOT on this cichlid being too aggressive though so I'm not sure if it will be companionable with the yellows.)
I want a display tank that has a nice selection of colorful fish but also isn't too aggressive or hard to maintain. The tank in itself is 3ft, 155L or approx. 40 gallon and runs currently with two weaker heaters (which normally runs the temperature a little high.)
Also I'm in Australia so the variety types of fish and that available isn't as great, but i am more than eager to hear some suggestion of fish to put into the tank