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Thread: Beginner ???s

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    Hello all,

    I'm interested in getting a 29 gal freshwater aquarium. With this size tank can I keep Chichlids in it without any problems? I also would like to know in your opinion best filter system to go with. I know I will have many more ???s as I continue learning and researching this hobby.

    Thanks,

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    First off welcome to the AC

    A 29g is too small for some of the large cichlids e.g oscars/severums/green terrors

    What you can look at however is dwarf cichlids, ones I would recomend looking at would be angelfish, bolivian rams, german blue rams, kribensis, firemouths. They are a good place to start.

    Once you've chosen your stock perhaps open a thread calling it '29g stocking advice' or something like that, that will help you get a safe combination of fish, same with filtration, open a thread in the technical part of the forum.

    One thing I cannot stress enough is to read up on 'cycling' it is in the beginner freshwater section marked in red, this is invaluable and has to be done in order to establish a safe aquarium.

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    Thanks! I have been reading up on the cycling and researching it out. I have had an aquarium before when I was younger but in all honestly I knew nothing... so this time I have been taking my time and really trying to learn the dos and donts before hand.

    Thanks for your time!

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    +1 to Scotties post.

    Quote Originally Posted by jcapps89
    Hello all,

    I'm interested in getting a 29 gal freshwater aquarium. With this size tank can I keep Chichlids in it without any problems? I also would like to know in your opinion best filter system to go with.

    Thanks,
    Welcome to the AC , This page will have several useful links for you including the 'cookie cutter' section that you may find useful. IMO, An AquaClear filter would be perfect [Size dependent upon stocking].
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
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    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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    Hiya, looking at a 40 gallon tank which i'm going to heavily plant. Would like to know if a power filter may be too agressive? If so then what would you all recommend? I'm even considering a Juwel set up as sizes and styles are good and most bits of kit are included. Look forward to any pointers......

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyjim
    Hiya, looking at a 40 gallon tank which i'm going to heavily plant. Would like to know if a power filter may be too agressive? If so then what would you all recommend? I'm even considering a Juwel set up as sizes and styles are good and most bits of kit are included. Look forward to any pointers......
    Please start your own thread and also, don't post questions in the intro section ...

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    Now THAT was a nice quiet beer... But now that we have had another... Let's go break stuff!! :-P - 850R Thanks for the rep/compliments! - mojosodope Thanks for the rep the other day, cheers - Cliff ...they go with snow, right? - ~firefly~ Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff 
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