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hope this is the right place to post this question.
but m just getting int this and i have a 20gal. tank with about 15 cichlids in it right now(4 bumblebees, 3 yellow labs, and 8 kenyi) but they are only a inch to a inch and a half right now. but im wanting to upgrade my tank already and im thinking a 55gal. would be good and of course ill be wanting more fish! so would a 55gal. be good for im guessing maybe a total of 20-25 fish? also am i able to mix different types of cichlids? :-?
 

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Go for the largest possible tank you think you can manage and think stocking it afterwards. Take your time thinking things over.

And yes, you are able to mix cichlids but I strongly recommend against it. I know some keep SA, CA with africans but I just can't find any good things in that. Instead get more tanks to keep your points on interest! :thumb: For example that 20 gal would be nice for some dwarf cichlids companied by some tetras etc..
 

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I dont mean this mean but you have to find them cichlids a new home! You could probably go with 3-5 of them, just depending on size in your 20. Right now you are way overstocked! Remember to research! In the 55 i would say you could get 6-10 just depending on the size, filtration, and setup. Them fish arer going to grow, most at least 5''. That is 75'' of fish in a 20. I could see 15 neon tetras though in the 20.
 

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jgon_87 said:
thanks for the quick replies im off to the tank store :thumb:
Would go with craigslist over a new tank for sure... save you at least 1/2 the money if you wait for a deal.

Got a 120 gallon/stand included with a Rena Xp3 and xp2 along with submersible heaters, loads of ornaments, loads of food and test kit materials all for 400 bucks...
 

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Eb0la11 said:
jgon_87 said:
thanks for the quick replies im off to the tank store :thumb:
Would go with craigslist over a new tank for sure... save you at least 1/2 the money if you wait for a deal.

Got a 120 gallon/stand included with a Rena Xp3 and xp2 along with submersible heaters, loads of ornaments, loads of food and test kit materials all for 400 bucks...
Definately! I got my 40 gallon for 10 bucks. There was a 55 gallon today that was going for 10. the lady moved and it came w/ 3 turtles and all the extras! i missed it by 30 minutes. sigh...

Welcome to the forums.
 

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ok so craigslist worked out we just got back with a nice sized tank,stand,gravel,sand stones, heater, hood, light, filter, and a peacock eel. for 250 also I have a piece of i guess drift wood that i just have in a tank and just want to make sure it will be ok to use with the cichlids? like will it produce mold or will it benefit the tank besides just looks wise?
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ok i got it setup ill probably just add some more stone in that right corner and bring it up to th front of the tank so they will have more places to swim thru and hide.

the measurements are 18w x 30l x 25h





 
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