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post #1 of 22 Old 12-13-2009, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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i have a 10 gallon tank with slate rock and bottom gravel and 3 fake plants, looking for best filter gph i can get. is 200gph filter to much current for 2 Cichlids?
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post #2 of 22 Old 12-13-2009, 01:58 PM
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what type of filter...aquaclear is a great filter.. current is a good thing but you dont wanna end up with a washing machine in there,,
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post #3 of 22 Old 12-13-2009, 02:03 PM
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2 cichlids in a 10 gallon?

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #4 of 22 Old 12-13-2009, 02:16 PM
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may wanna get a larger tank.. your gonna have all sorst af problems when they get bigger...
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post #5 of 22 Old 12-13-2009, 02:17 PM
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What type of cichlids?

I can already tell you a 10 gallon tank is way too small. I hope you plan on upgrading to at least a 30-55 gallon tank.
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post #6 of 22 Old 12-13-2009, 02:29 PM
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i hate how when someone says they have blah blah fish in a small tank everyone freaks about the size...


as long as they are babys/juviniles you wont have any issues at all, as far as your gph goes 200 will be good with your weekly 25% w/c
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post #7 of 22 Old 12-13-2009, 02:36 PM
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i hate how when someone says they have blah blah fish in a small tank everyone freaks about the size...


as long as they are babys/juviniles you wont have any issues at all, as far as your gph goes 200 will be good with your weekly 25% w/c

i agree with this entire post. 2 baby cichlids, no water what exact species they are will do fine in this 10 gallon tank with a filter pumping 200 GPH. the aquaclear filter is a very good piece of equipment.

also obviously depending on the species of cichlid you have you will probably have to upgrade the size of your tank at some point but right now you will be fine. you will not have to upgrade for a while probably a better part of a year or more
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post #8 of 22 Old 12-13-2009, 02:37 PM
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i agree with mitch...but they tend to grow fast and catch you off guard...
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post #9 of 22 Old 12-13-2009, 02:57 PM
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There's no way to possibly know if they are juveniles or not based on the information given, and so far I have seen 2 references that they are babies or juveniles. Why do you assume that? I can list all kinds of issues with any fish being housed in a 10 gallon, and the bad outweigh the good - regardless if the fish are juveniles or not. Few species can be kept in a 10g for a long duration, but for the most part it should definitely be a temporary residence.

We should be trying to steer new members in the right direction by giving the best possible advice and suggestions. Disregarding the filter, I see some problems with the situation.

More information on type of cichlids, size, how long the aquarium has been set up should be addressed for the best advice.
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post #10 of 22 Old 12-13-2009, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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there babies just wanted to know good filter size for now i got a 75 yo
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