I have kept a reef tank, Anenome tank and F/W plant tanks. Now I am going to try African Cichlids.
But I really would like to do this right the first time. I just shut down a 55 gal
. F/W tank, and plan on making it an African Cichlid tank with Lake Malawi Cichlids.
This is what I have planned and would appreciate your comments and suggestions.
I am going with a 3"- 4" sand bed, My LFS
has large rocks for Cichlid's, not sure what type. I will have an egg crate under the sand to support the rock.
I am going to place live plants (Anabus, Vals. & Cichlid grass.) I have glass tops and will be using flourecent bulbs.
Need to know what type is reccomended. I have a 404 Fluval filter, I also have 303 If needed for this tank. I have a tap water purifier and an R/O unit. Which would be better for this tank? (well water)I have read about using a power head to create water movement.
What size power head? I prefer Hagan Aqua Clear, and where should this be placed in the tank?
Would an air pump be needed for anything other then for looks?
I plan on keeping an Electric Blue Ahli, Electric Yellow, Cobalt Blue Zebra, Kenyi Cichlid & a Pleco (Later as needed). How many of these fish should I keep?
If I missed anything please let me know.