06-20-2013, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by 1077
For African cichlid's which can average 4 to 6 inches as adult's,and their eating habit's,along with waste produced (depending on number's).
I would opt for canister which provides much more room for mechanical,biological media,more option's as to movement of water via spray bar's,lilly pipes, mounted nearly anywhere.
For small tropical tank perhap's one Eheim 2217.But for cichlid's,,I would purchase two of the Eheim 2217's.
They come packed with media ,and are reliable.Second choice would be Rena XP4.
Just my two cent's.
really? Two? I have 1 2217 in my 72g with a powerhead and it's doing really fantastic right now but they are really young. So in all honesty you think a 2nd will be needed? I'm all ears as I find African cichlid advice hard to come by other then in fish store(which is good they do specialize is africans but also I love more then one sided opinions)
However for OP I agree that canisters are better for Afrcians but a proper powerhead is needed as well.
Oh and plants... Well the only thing surviving them so far are the banana plants. They even rip up the silk plants. Depends on the type of Africans you have..?? (If you name some I can tell you) but for the most part they will have lots of fun destroying your plants thats why I co for a clip with fresh Zucchini every day to keep their need for destruction fulfilled lol
Last edited by Agent13; 06-20-2013 at 03:24 PM..