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Can some one point me in the right direction
I just picked up a 110g former reef tank on CL. I'm going to convert it into a fresh water tank for Cichlids.
I haven't decided on types yet as I know little about this family of fish and I have other plans for the tank as well. Here's the skinny:
I want a planted tank with a black sand bottom, a couple of bog logs and likely I will do one of the DIY rock backgrounds I've seen posted here. I also have 5-Kuhlii Loaches, 2- Gold Dojo loaches and a large Dojo Loach that I would like to have in the tank. My LFC owner has convinced me that a tank with a lot of current, with weekly water changes is healthier than a filtered tank (he has several planted/fish tanks in the shop set up like this that are stunning). So this is the route I'm going to take with it, using (4) circulators and a controller to vary direction and speed. The overall effect should be a placid riverine environment.
Can someone point me in the diretion of a good compatability chart for fish species and plants??
Any other comments or suggestions are welcome as well,
no idea,but i hope someone can help you.
cichlids and live plants aren't a good combo. africans like a more of a rocky surounding and they like to dig in the gravel/sand. the larger sa/ca like more of a wide open surounding and are diggers as well. there maybe some of the smaller sa/ca that may be ok with live plants. hopes this helps out alittle.
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