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help with setting up 55g cichlid tank plz!

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Hello all,

English is my third language so im sorry if I upset anyone.

I had a 29g tank for a couple of months and I think its fascinating with cichlids, so I am going to start my third tank which will be a 55g.

Let me start of with telling what I would like with the tank.

1. I like to have as many fishes as possible without overstocking and stressing them
2. I think its fascinating when cichlids breed so I would love to see that happen in my tank (I have a spare tank that i can move the parents or the **** to if needed)
3. I would like to mix regular(?) cichlids with shelldwellers.

And for the tank:
emperor 400
whisper 60
fluval 404
I will have a lot of caves
some plants
and moss

when it comes to species, I have no idea if I should go for malawis, south-american, Tanganyika or what not.

I choose to post my topic here because i got the sense that malawis are the most popular ones?

please help me out :) its appreciated.

what species should I go for? how many? etc...


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well, thank you!

I will use the cookie-cutter setup. The problem is, you dont always find the species you want in lfs :(
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