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hi everyone
just wondering what cichlids could go in here


76cm long, 26.5cm wide and 36cm high.
pump filters 1050L/H
will be adding more rainbow rocks so my cichlids can have hiding places.
thanks
 

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How powerful is the outflow of that filter?

I would worry about the current being to strong on the sand level and causing the fish to stress.
 

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*** checked the cookie cutter page, they have a species of cichlid with some non-cichlid fish;
what i want for the tank is cichlids only. The sand is not affected by the current and *** previously had some rams and rainbows, then some bb gobies. The current wasn't a prob for them.
i remodeled the tank after those fish
 

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Just so other posters know, shellies and brichardi have been suggested in other posts.

These are not my area of expertise, but maybe other members will chime in. What about a pair of jewels? Or a pair of kribs?
 

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It would be nice to have some jewel cichlids...
would like some info about them.

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What about a pair of jewels?
do u mean only two could go in there?, i would prefer more :popcorn:
 

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If a pair start to breed, you will shortly go from "more" to 2.
 

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hmm...just been reading some articles about jewel cichlids. All of em say to at least have a 100L
tank for them :( . What about convicts?...
 

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do u mean only two could go in there?, i would prefer more
Even though it may not sound appealing, a single breeding pair of cichlids can make for a very interesting tank. I'll let someone else chime in about the convicts, but from what I've read they may be a good possibility for you.
 

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What about apistogramma?
 

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went to the lfs today, didn't get anything but i saw some nice shellies.
iv'e got some questions:
how many shellies would I be albe to put in my tank?
if i can get more than two could i put different types of shellies in the same tank?

also could a pair of calvus go in my tank?
 

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I was told (by many sources), 1 type of shellie per tank.

You could start with 3-5 shellies - at some point they will breed to the point you'll have to give away fry. :)
 

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lovethatcichlid said:
went to the lfs today, didn't get anything but i saw some nice shellies.
iv'e got some questions:
how many shellies would I be albe to put in my tank?
if i can get more than two could i put different types of shellies in the same tank?

also could a pair of calvus go in my tank?
Depends on the shellie, but generally, a pair of calvus and some shellies could do fine for a long time in your tank. It takes years for the calvus to grow out. Just make a rock pile in one corner, so the calvus have a territory.

What shellies were you considering? One species only for your tank, btw, as mentioned above. In some cases you might be able to get away with more, but you'd need a much larger tank and some experience with them first. It's a matter of being able to isolate territories.
 

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Love that avitar. I have 4 small buffalo heads right now in a 40 breeder. Trying to see who pairs off. One of my all time fav.
 
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