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fishboss 03-08-2012 09:38 PM

Sand for 90g cichlid tank
 
hello

is 5mm washed sand good for cichlid tank ??

sand looks like this ---- http://www.kandlcontracting.ca/image...cts/19ws5m.png

and how much would i need for 90 g tank

thanks

Tazman 03-08-2012 09:55 PM

Dont see why not..looks fine.

Probably around 50-75lbs, depending on what cichlids you are keeping. Lake Malawi need a deeper bed as they love to dig.

willow 03-09-2012 03:37 PM

digging is something they defently do well,so what ever decoration like rocks/slate/wood
needs to be placed well into the substrate,as these fish will under mine things which can have
awful outcomes....... falling rocks ect.

Tazman 03-09-2012 09:51 PM

Many people put egg crate (light diffuser panel) on the bottom of the glass before putting the substrate down. Please note they, the cichlids will more than likely expose it some point.

This is usually sorted out when you do a water change and just pushing the sand back to cover it.


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