11-19-2007, 02:36 AM
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put a heater at either end of the tank,and set them to 79f
don't worry,they should swith off as soon as the water
has reached 79f.
don't forget to have a thermometre in there so you can
also watch the temp.
i don't think you need bubbles in htere.
the thing with cichlids is that they do eat plants,so if you
like a bit of greenery in htere you can do one of three things.
no plants. Plastic plants. or Valisneria,Anubias,Java fern.
apparently they don't like the taste. :)
bury the roots nice and deep.don't worry about the gravel vac
when you get near the plant just don't dig down as much.
no salt,you don't need it.
choose your ratios(sp) carefully to spread agression,because
some of the cichlids are real nasty,the ones you want,your best
to look up on for compatability,
read up on these guys,don't let a LFS tell you
"yeah mate X goes with Y and they luvvvv each other"
because they are more likley to kill each other.:(
there is some wonderfull info on the web these days,
make a wish list and maybe we can help.
phew i'm coming up for air lol.