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Here's where you need to go to get help identifying your Cichlids.
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  1. Aquarium Setup
    At one time, build threads were fairly common on the forums. I always enjoyed watching other tank projects progress from start to finish. In the hope that other CF members might enjoy the same, I am going to use this thread to chronicle the build of our 125-gallon Mbuna tank. In the past, I...
  2. Hi, would anybody know what the outer diameter of the intake tube for a FX6 filter is? I am looking for the diameter of the tube that is connected to the intake "basket". I want to replace the basket with a foam pre-filter and want to make I choose the right size for the hole. :D Thanks a lot, B.
  3. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    I have just noticed that my 10g betta tank has ich. A couple weeks ago I added some Otos to it without quarantine and now most fish have have spots on them. I treated this tank with ich x. Before I noticed the ich I was moving rocks and using the same equipment between my other tanks including...
  4. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    So doing my weekly normal Water change and opened up one of my canister filters, cleaned it all as normal in tank water and put everything back in, stupidly filled it back up with normal tap water that I thought I had added prime to but had not!!!! Realising my mistake I added a dose of prime...
  5. Hi all, I have been reading the forums trying to educate myself as much as possible on these fish. I have finally decided an all male peacock/hap tank is for me because I don't want any babies. Which brings me to my next point. The area i live in is super small, and there is absolutely nowhere...
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