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    You know the way whoever you ask has a different Opinion ? What do you make of this :

    46 US Gallon tank (Juwel 180 Vision), over-filtered; keep 10 or so malawi cichilids in it, particlarly mentioned Haps ?

    Any comments ?

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    Not haps, they usually hit 8-10" depending on species. Mbunas are one thing if done right.
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    I'd say whatever advise you get from reptileguy to run with it. He knows his cichlids.

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    That is too many haps for that size tank. You might get away with mbunas at those numbers if you have lots of rock work.
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    reptile guy and floored are right "now ya heard go apply it".

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    Thanks guys - just interested to see the views. It's very hard for a beginner to sift through the many contradictory opinions you get around the internet and in person.


    Appreciate the opinions

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    Thanks again. I posted some pictures of my set up here :

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...0561#post40561

    I hate the plants...someone at home thinks they're "pretty" lol. I will be re-arranging this evening.

    Is this considered 'loads of rockwork' ? Any suggestions to change ?

    What would you guys put in there

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    There are some really neat DIY (do it yourself) projects in the DIY section of this forum. Particularly ones to make tunnels and caves good for Cichlids. YOu might find some useful information there.
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    What type of fish are you putting in there exactly? I would add more rock and/or split up the one pile into two separate piles, one on each end of the tank.
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