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?
Sounds good! You are going to need a lot more hiding places though.
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?
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.
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?