transitioning from cichlid to general tank
Hi, we have a 75 gallon aquarium set up. For the past few years, it was a cichlid tank, but we had some sort of illness and now the tank is empty. We have decided to just transition to a more general community aquarium, but we have cichlid sand and the pH is 8.8 (tested with a API master test kit). I don't really want to have to empty the tank to start fresh but even as I write this I'm guessing I'm going to have to since we aren't sure what happened to the cichlids (I was away, they just started disappearing). I am looking for suggestions as to the best way to switch the tank over.