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post #11 of 11 Old 03-19-2010, 09:05 PM
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Well there ARE softwater cichlids....

I have green terrors in a 6.0 setup now...

Also, not sure if anyone mentioned this... You'll need to ditch the chiller and get a heater. Tropical fish need water at least 75 F, mine are around 79.

Also... why do you want to use a canister again?
You could just convert the sump..
(divide it into 4 sections (1,2,3,4)
and punch a hole connecting 1-2,2-3,3-4
Water from tank goes into section one, then after it gets to 4, it goes back into the tank.

Fill them with gradually smaller media.. example, I dunno...
1- large gravel (5-8mm)
2- course foam
3- fine foam
4- bio-media.. (probably no need for this even, since the other media would equal a LOT of area.

Or, if you decided to keep cichlids... Many of them destroy plants...
so just put your plants (oxygenators, fast growers) in the sump...

It would make an extremely nice rift lake setup with rocks and such, and 0 noticable equipent though... hide the intake and outtake behind slate and such...

Originally Posted by Christople View Post
^^ genius

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