I am interested in starting a 29 gallon cichlid tank and I have a few questions.
How many cichlids can I put in a 29 gallon tank and what are my options for tank mates if any.
The water in the tank stays around 77 degrees year round without a heater, do I need to use one?
I'm using a 30-55 gallon water filter in there with the 2 fountains or whatever they are called, do I need to be using my bubbler strip?
What is a decent yet inexpensive water test kit I can order online? If you have links please make them USA friendly sites
Do I need to use the sand in the tank or will the rocks work?
I live next to the river so I'd plan on making my own caves etc, do I need to boil the rocks and if I were to put silicone between some to hold them together what kind would be fish tank safe?
I've seen videos before of tank lights that slowly adjust as if the sun were coming up is that a whole special lid that does that or just the light? The light I have right now is kinda crummy but I'm not interested in replacing the whole lid :/
I don't know which cichlids would work best in my tank but I'd prefer quantity of medium sized ones rather than just like 2 of the bigger ones. This was posted from my phone so there may be a lot of typos or incorrect grammar so please ignore that :/
Any other information is also appreciated and thanks for the help in advance! I'm sure ill come up with a few more questions along the way