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55g for Acei cichlids?
Old 04-25-2012, 12:42 PM   #11
 
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DO NOT mix African Cichlids with a red devil, they are from totally different geographical regions and will not be happy with the mbuna (acei).

You need to filter 10-15 times the tank volume or more, I have a Rena XP4 and FX5 on my 75g tank. The cichlids have no problem with the currents and in fact play in it. I also have 2 Maxijet 1200's as well running in circulation mode.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:03 PM   #12
 
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Sorry! Ment red zebra! Had to many tabs opened about different things deff not red devil the red zebras
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:40 PM   #13
 
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As I mentioned, if you can get 1 male and several females of each up to maximum 12-15 fish and 2 or 3 synodontis multipunctus or BN plecos.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:46 PM   #14
 
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Yup they have juveniles at my lfs no adults so prob will have to see what i end up with and swap them out. Unlse theres somewhere online to buy mature red zebras an yellow labs?
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:04 PM   #15
 
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Ok so i might be talking to myself lol but.. i went to the LFS to look and well the "yellow labs" some are actually the electric yellow cichlid from looking at profiles on here? so are they still labs?
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:17 PM   #16
 
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Yup they have juveniles at my lfs no adults so prob will have to see what i end up with and swap them out. Unlse theres somewhere online to buy mature red zebras an yellow labs?
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:18 PM   #17
 
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Yes "electric yellow" are yellow labs.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:51 PM   #18
 
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ah ok cool thats good to know. Well today i bought the sand and the rocks that will replace the gravel and misc stuff that was for the guppies. a picture will be up once water clears out :P. Ok ive been searching stuff on filters anyone ever hear or use Rena Smart Filter 55 Hang on Aquarium Filter ? kinda looks like a small HOB canister?
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:07 PM   #19
 
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RENA XP2 would be a better choice, its a canister. Those filters while they have some nice features (dosing pot), they are expensive to replace the cartridges and clog quite easily.

If this is for the 55g tank, add another 400 or Penguin 350B and you will have plenty of filtration.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:26 PM   #20
 
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Ok great thanks tazman you been a huge help with getting the cichlid tank ready :D.
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