What's Messier?

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What would create more bioload?

A 75 gallon tank with 12-15 African Cichlids OR One Oscar?

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OFL replied the topic: What's Messier?

That is a bit of a generalised question. African cichlids come in different sizes, you could have 15 Dwarf cichlids that only reach 4 inches, but then again you could have 15 African cichlids that gets three times the size. However, to address your question, 12 or 15 African cichlids will probably produce more waste than one adult Oscar.

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Suprd71 replied the topic: What's Messier?

I had a 120g with about 20 Malawi. Bioload was huge. Could not keep nitrate under control. Fish size of course a major factor, but with Malawi Mbuna being on the big side of Africans, bioload is high.


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Paula replied the topic: What's Messier?

Thank you both. I'm just trying to figure out how to go if I want to continue on with my tank which is still up & running.
I figured as much & didn't want to sound like an idiot lol but still "had" to ask. :)
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DRACO replied the topic: What's Messier?

follow the pulse of your heart... i love oscars so i made big tank for them
and i want monster fish too so i also built one for them... now i started to like the dragon fin... the wifey had ask me already when to stop... LOL!
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