1 year ago#1
corbettng
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Finally added fish. To my cycled 55 gallon cichlid tank. Since, I took the filter from my older tank it only took a week to do a mini cycle. First time experience with having to worry about ph, kh, and gh. I am going to wait a few days of letting the Labs get to know their new home and do a first water change. I am going to experiment with a 1 gallon bucket until I get the ph, kh, and gh correct and then multiply that by the number of gallons that I remove.

Is that going to work?

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1 year ago#2
Christi
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Sounds good! You are going to need a lot more hiding places though.

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1 year ago#3
corbettng
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Ok, added more hiding spaces. 34 to be exact. Not sure if I like how I set it up though. Is it ready for the 16 Demasoni?

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1 year ago#4
corbettng
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More

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1 year ago#5
Christi
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Much better! Make sure all the stacked stuff is secure and won't tumble. When cichlids get going, they are pretty tough on each other and decor.

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1 year ago#6
corbettng
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It seems pretty secure. I just bought a canister filter rated up to 175 gallon tank and plan on loading it with Seachem Matrix. (Don't worry I will leave the HOB on long enough for bio to build up in the canister.) Next up is finding the Demasoni. Only 6 available locally, and aquabid has none. Any suggestions with out overpaying?

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