New to africans

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Guys a friend of mine is going to be setting up a 125 to 150 with agrican cichlids I dont know much on them so can you guys give me the basics on their care and water requirements and some stocking suggestions (nothing to delicate should be hardy) also filtration advice would be cool.

Im thinking an ac110 set up for mech and either 2 2217s or an fx6.

Im hoping he sets up a smaller 30 to 40 gal now just to get the ropes as he wont be setting up the big tank until march.
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Bigger the tank the better..............something goes wrong in a smaller tank, goes wrong QUICK....bigger tank, more time to catch it. B)

Lots of people recommend ovecrowding African tanks to control aggression......but guess what? Overcrowded tanks are just that......overcrowded, w/ all the accompanying problems.

All Rift Lake cichlids need hard water/high PH.......what parameters exactly depends on what Lake......Lake Tanganyika is basically liquid rock!!!

Most Rift Lake cichlids require algae as part of the diet......but some are predators. All depends on what species to be kept.

THOSE WHO REFUSE KNOWLEDGE ARE DOOMED TO FAIL.

WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:New to africans

Yeah hes gonna have to do his own research they dont interest me in the least bit... we already argued over wc every week atleast and hope he takes my advice about about starting with a small tank
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