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post #1 of 4 Old 03-08-2012, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Sand for 90g cichlid tank

hello

is 5mm washed sand good for cichlid tank ??

sand looks like this ---- http://www.kandlcontracting.ca/image...cts/19ws5m.png

and how much would i need for 90 g tank

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-08-2012, 09:55 PM
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Dont see why not..looks fine.

Probably around 50-75lbs, depending on what cichlids you are keeping. Lake Malawi need a deeper bed as they love to dig.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-09-2012, 03:37 PM
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digging is something they defently do well,so what ever decoration like rocks/slate/wood
needs to be placed well into the substrate,as these fish will under mine things which can have
awful outcomes....... falling rocks ect.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-09-2012, 09:51 PM
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Many people put egg crate (light diffuser panel) on the bottom of the glass before putting the substrate down. Please note they, the cichlids will more than likely expose it some point.

This is usually sorted out when you do a water change and just pushing the sand back to cover it.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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