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My TAP water is 7,5 PH, 6 KH, 6 GH and I am thinking what cichlid would best fit in that water from start? I have 75G tank - what do you recommend?
 

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It would be easier to respond if you said what you'd like to stock in the tank. People on the forum will tell you if it will work or not.

Most tank raised fish would likely be fine with your water chemistry. You can also easily change your pH, KH or GH (with the use of additives), opening up even more options.

75G is a nice size tank.
 

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I'd probably suggest staying away from African Rift Lake cichlids (although some might be OK) but I am not familiar enough with the SA and CA to suggest them, so I am leaving this response to others.

For the Rift Lakes I like a pH of 7.8 or more. As a gross generalization.
 

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DJRansome said:
For the Rift Lakes I like a pH of 7.8 or more. As a gross generalization.
Adding baking soda to your water can bring your pH to a steady 8.2 so I wouldn't exclude Rift Lake cichlids.
 

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Altering chemistry can be tricky, but it can be done.

Some like to choose fish that work with the water they have. Or at least know what the options are.
 
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