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Lando310 03-29-2013 10:27 PM

Any suggestions for a lay out
 
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Its going to be a cichlids aquarium please state what u would suggest as accessories

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Sillyfishies 03-29-2013 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Lando310 (Post 2411209)
Its going to be a cichlids aquarium please state what u would suggest as accessories

What type of cichlid?

CameronCade 03-29-2013 10:33 PM

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Its going to be a cichlids aquarium please state what u would suggest as accessories

Rocks! And more rocks.

Lando310 03-29-2013 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Sillyfishies (Post 2411215)

What type of cichlid?

Most likely rocks

Lando310 03-29-2013 11:02 PM

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What type of cichlid?

Sorry ment most likely african

Lando310 03-29-2013 11:04 PM

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Rocks! And more rocks.

Rocks ok i have a few already but want decorations like skulls or pirate not sure with plant but last plant had in 20g grew crazy n made tank dirty

Sillyfishies 03-29-2013 11:35 PM

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Rocks ok i have a few already but want decorations like skulls or pirate not sure with plant but last plant had in 20g grew crazy n made tank dirty

That tank looks WAY too small for an African. What tank size is it? Also Africans destroy plants. So you can have any, anyway. I've never heard of plants making your tank dirty (I have a planted tank myself). If you like cheesy decor you can use whatever you want. But just making caves out of rocks look great.

Lando310 03-30-2013 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Sillyfishies (Post 2411324)

That tank looks WAY too small for an African. What tank size is it? Also Africans destroy plants. So you can have any, anyway. I've never heard of plants making your tank dirty (I have a planted tank myself). If you like cheesy decor you can use whatever you want. But just making caves out of rocks look great.

Oh really to small its a 30g i been running 20g already with same fish for last year and half didnt think its the size of the aquarium more the maintenance n how u condition the tank but hey its a hobby and anything put inside is goin to cost money funny cheesy stuff cost more than drift wood and rocks how crazy that but thanks for the advice ;)

CameronCade 03-30-2013 01:04 AM

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Oh really to small its a 30g i been running 20g already with same fish for last year and half didnt think its the size of the aquarium more the maintenance n how u condition the tank but hey its a hobby and anything put inside is goin to cost money funny cheesy stuff cost more than drift wood and rocks how crazy that but thanks for the advice ;)

Some say say you can get away with a 30 gallon but I would upgrade to at least a 55

Sillyfishies 03-30-2013 01:28 AM

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Originally Posted by CameronCade (Post 2411428)

Some say say you can get away with a 30 gallon but I would upgrade to at least a 55

I agree with the 55. There are a few cichlids I think would fit fine. But not a whole lot. I'd reccomend Shellie's instead?

98kshooter 03-30-2013 01:36 AM

I Agree a 55 is nice for Africans...no plants unless fake and you will be replanting them in the gravel alot! I only had rocks with my Africans as the buggers LOVED digging up the entire bottom. My SA cichlids did the same. Spent their entire adult lives digging out holes an defending them from anyone who passed by. And if they didn't do that...they were actively engaged in wars with all their neighbors! Never a dull moment in those tanks....And then came all the fry!!!!

CameronCade 03-30-2013 01:39 AM

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I Agree a 55 is nice for Africans...no plants unless fake and you will be replanting them in the gravel alot! I only had rocks with my Africans as the buggers LOVED digging up the entire bottom. My SA cichlids did the same. Spent their entire adult lives digging out holes an defending them from anyone who passed by. And if they didn't do that...they were actively engaged in wars with all their neighbors! Never a dull moment in those tanks....And then came all the fry!!!!

They're so fun to watch. Full of personality the older they get.

Lando310 03-30-2013 01:52 AM

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They're so fun to watch. Full of personality the older they get.

Yeah i have 3 little ones in new tank build bacteria and they already recognize me and the wife its pretty cool im excited. im trying to look for 55 and sell these two tanks

Sillyfishies 03-30-2013 11:54 AM

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Yeah i have 3 little ones in new tank build bacteria and they already recognize me and the wife its pretty cool im excited. im trying to look for 55 and sell these two tanks

Does any of your pet store do trade ins? You could probably trade those 2 in for a 55.

al89463 03-30-2013 12:57 PM

Hi I'm an amateur so correct me if I'm wrong but the type of rocks should be flat like slate, stack the rocks to form caves, and make sure you start building them close to the back otherwise they won't swim out to you often. Also since Africans would be tight in there, you could a breeding pair of convicts and watch the amazing course of their behaviors.

Sillyfishies 03-30-2013 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by al89463 (Post 2411895)
Hi I'm an amateur so correct me if I'm wrong but the type of rocks should be flat like slate, stack the rocks to form caves, and make sure you start building them close to the back otherwise they won't swim out to you often. Also since Africans would be tight in there, you could a breeding pair of convicts and watch the amazing course of their behaviors.

It doesn't matter really where, how, or what type of rocks you use. As long as you have caves. But, a breeding pair of convicts would fit perfectly in a 20 or 30.

Lando310 03-30-2013 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Sillyfishies (Post 2411810)

Does any of your pet store do trade ins? You could probably trade those 2 in for a 55.

Im not sure if they do trade ins. I only commit to one store. They take care of me really well. I want a 55 but not to focus on getting it. My next fish tanking working on getting is a 32g nano salt

Skeletor18 03-30-2013 05:14 PM

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Rocks can be anything that doesn't "fizzle" when you put vinegar on it. I got some from my back yard. But make sure that foundation tht lay on is good bc they like to dig. This pic shows one dug out and spit gravel out like 2 inches

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Skeletor18 03-30-2013 05:15 PM

The tie little gray "eye" looking things in the middle were rocks I had laying in top of the gavel next to the cave to the left. They are now buried

Skeletor18 03-30-2013 05:17 PM

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