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Wanting to start a cichlid tank and need advice...
Old 03-28-2010, 12:48 AM   #1
 
Wanting to start a cichlid tank and need advice...

Sup! Here in the following months Im planning on getting a 80-100 gallon tank and would really like to put cichlids in it. With doing some research I think Malawain species would be best for me as I read they tend to get along with each other easier than the other species.
This is along the lines of how I would set the tank up, feel free to critique :)
-Sand instead of gravel
-Driftwood or River Rocks...or both

In the 20 gallon I currently own, I have a pleco that Ive had since my 5 gallon. Hes bout 6 years old and I would hate to keep him in that small of a tank when theres a bigger one available, I'm pretty sure that hes a Sailfin Pleco. Would the pH lvl be too harsh for him and would the cichlids get along with him?

Are there certain plants that I wiill need to use to accomidate the high pH? If so what kind?

What kinds of Malawain cichlids are there? as Im not familiar with them

I cant think of any other questions atm so feel free to throw in any other advice! I appreciate any feedback :)
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:28 AM   #2
 
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Here is a web site you could look at some Cichlids on and chose what you like.
Livefishdirect.com
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:22 AM   #3
 
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when i had mine,there was a big plec in with them,he was in there
first though,cichlids can be very
unforgiving to anyone new going in the tank after they are in there.
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:30 AM   #4
 
Thanks guys, that site helped a lot. And I guess Illl put the pleco in first.
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:33 AM   #5
 
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Your welcome.
If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
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