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Calmwaters 12-10-2011 09:57 PM

My first Cichlid tank and update...
 
of my 55 gallon. I decided to rehome the goldfish I recently got and turn the tank into a cichlid tank I used pool filter sand and did the pillow case method which was really easy and stocked it with yellow lab cichlids and johanni cichlids and I am loveing the two colors together. All of the plants in the 55 except the frogbit and water sprite came from mikeswetpets on aquabid and I could not be happier with the plants or the wonderful service I got and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for plants. So please feel free to make suggestions and tell me what you like or don't like. ;-)
First the Cichlid tank I will get pics of the fish in a few days once they settle in and color up nicely.
http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/r...ichlids017.jpg

And here is the 55:
http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/r...ichlids015.jpg

kangy 12-10-2011 10:46 PM

Love the Cichlid tank. Did you stack those rocks like that or did it come as a formation? Can't wait to see the 55 grow in!

Calmwaters 12-11-2011 07:47 AM

I stacked them like that they came from my mom and dads yard. ; ) I set it up Friday but then decided I did not like it so I redid it again on Saturday spending at least an hour each time just makeing sure they were sturdy and would not fall on the fish.

thekoimaiden 12-15-2011 03:18 PM

Aww you got rid of the goldies? But I think you did a great job with the setup. I've never kept cichlids and don't know squat about them, but your tank looks gorgeous!

Calmwaters 12-15-2011 04:09 PM

Don't worry Koimaiden they went to a wonderful lady that I know on another fish forum she has a 55 gallon tank set up just for Goldies she had two other fan tails as well that she has had for 8 years. Thank you as well for likeing my setup.

thekoimaiden 12-15-2011 04:32 PM

Then it looks like everyone got a happy ending! I know nothing about cichlids, but do you plan to plant this tank like your others?

Calmwaters 12-15-2011 04:40 PM

Right now I have duckweed and anacharis in it which I know they will eventually eat the only plant that I know of they will not eat is Jungle Val so I am going to place an order for them some time after Christmas.

kangy 12-15-2011 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Calmwaters (Post 922052)
Right now I have duckweed and anacharis in it which I know they will eventually eat the only plant that I know of they will not eat is Jungle Val so I am going to place an order for them some time after Christmas.

I love cichlids, especially oscars but when i get a larger tank that may be the reason I go with another community or semi-aggressive. I'm too addicted to plants now lol.

thekoimaiden 12-15-2011 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Calmwaters (Post 922052)
Right now I have duckweed and anacharis in it which I know they will eventually eat the only plant that I know of they will not eat is Jungle Val so I am going to place an order for them some time after Christmas.

Need a huge tank, eat all your plants. lol. They do sound like goldfish!

Calmwaters 12-15-2011 07:00 PM

LOL the difference is you can have more of them in a tank then you can of the goldies. Not all cichlids get huge like Oscars. ; )


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