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post Jul 27 2011, 08:06 PM
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breaknrun911

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hello all
its been years since ive had an african tank. i am breaking down my 29 nano saltwater reef and making it african. can any one be willing to set me up from substrate to decor to types of fish?

i appreciate it



thanks in advance


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post Jul 28 2011, 04:16 PM
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Hey breaknrun911, welcome to ACF!! wave.gif

Commonly used substrates are play sand, pool filter sand, crushed coral, common gravels, and cichlid gravels (i.e. Eco-complete). Choice basically depends on what looks good to you. Crushed coral and cichlid gravels will help boost pH somewhat.

For decor, most hobbyists use some form of rock or similar structure that will provide numerous hiding spots. Fake/ live plants are sometimes used but not common as most Africans tend to dig them up.

Is there a type of African you are interested in? i.e. Malawian, Tanganyikan, Victorian, riverine, etc? Would be a big help if you could narrow things down a bit.

What are the dimensions of the 29? Will probably have an impact on your choices.


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post Jul 28 2011, 09:21 PM
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QUOTE(Crowned @ Jul 28 2011, 04:16 PM) *
Hey breaknrun911, welcome to ACF!! wave.gif

Commonly used substrates are play sand, pool filter sand, crushed coral, common gravels, and cichlid gravels (i.e. Eco-complete). Choice basically depends on what looks good to you. Crushed coral and cichlid gravels will help boost pH somewhat.

For decor, most hobbyists use some form of rock or similar structure that will provide numerous hiding spots. Fake/ live plants are sometimes used but not common as most Africans tend to dig them up.

Is there a type of African you are interested in? i.e. Malawian, Tanganyikan, Victorian, riverine, etc? Would be a big help if you could narrow things down a bit.

What are the dimensions of the 29? Will probably have an impact on your choices.



Im looking to set up my tank with africans and tang.(s) some shell dwellers and cave dwellers.
what should my salinity level be? i have been told 1.010
i think my nano is 18x18x18
thanks


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post Jul 28 2011, 09:23 PM
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im looking to have some africans and tang(s) some cave and shell dwellers

what is my salinity supposed to be kept at? 1.010 or is that not important?

my dimensions are 18x18x18 is a nano cube not really sure the dimensions



thanks


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post Aug 7 2011, 11:42 PM
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Salinity is not important.

I'd recommend going with a species group of shell dwellers and maybe a pair or trio of Altolamprologus.


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