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TANK PLACEMENT FOR AFRICAN CICHLIDS

 

 

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TANK PLACEMENT FOR YOUR AFRRICAN CICHLIDS

Successful tank placement of your African Cichlids aquarium depends on research and preparation concerning

fundamental aspects including the  placement of your aquarium and size to avoid costly mistakes.  Location,

location, location. This is the key to your African Cichlids  tank placement.

 

Most important, place your tank where it is easily accessible for maintenance.  Just as people need space around

them, so does your aquarium system, such as the back, for filtration and  the top, for water changes and lighting.  If any

equipment is going to be located in a cabinet, make sure that area has adequate ventilation to avoid humidity and heat.

 

Place your system no further than 3 feet away from an outlet, away from vents and exterior doors,  AND avoid

direct sunlight.  This is to avoid using extension cords and eliminate a tripping hazard.  Stable water temperature is

imperative to your African Cichlids health.  Locate your system out of direct sunlight , heating and air conditioning vents,

and exterior doors where there may be drafts which could drastically alter the temperature of the surrounding area.

One last consideration for your tank placement is to locate it near a water supply to make water changes easier for you.

 

Check to see if the floor, “gives” under the weight of your body. Use a level to see if the flooring is even.  If your African

Cichlids aquarium system isn’t level,  you run the risk springing a leak.  Once completely set-up,  your African Cichlids

aquarium weighhs at least 12lbs./gallon of water.   With a 55 gallon system , this will weigh at least 660 pounds.  So,

choose your location carefully, it’s going to be in that spot for a long period of time!  For larger tanks, play it safe,

consult a professional that your flooring system is capable of supporting the weight.  Be sure that your tank

location is level.  If your aquarium is not level it creates increased pressure and stress on the interior of tank glass

which adds the risk of a leak, and the possibility of it tipping over.  Not a good thing either way!

 

The last consideration for your tank placement  location  is  your aquarium size.   The larger your aquarium, the

happier your African Cichlids will be!  

 

 

Giving some thought and consideration to your tank placement before setting it up could be the difference between

an enjoyable aquarium or a continued eyesore  of your hard work and efforts.

 

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enthusiasts, please comment on the subject at hand.

 

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AFRICAN CICHLIDS AS YOUR AQUARIUM INHABITANTS

Before pursuing the art and science of African Cichlids aquaria concentrating on tank setup and maintenance, it was important to become knowledgeable on the subject.   Following is what I learned over the past  17 years since  I setup my first African Cichlids  tank, and still holds true today.

They are prized for beautiful coloration.  Difficult to find another freshwater fish that are more colorful.  It is also a challenge to find a saltwater fish more colorful for more money.

     

They are very hardy animals, and easy to maintain.  African Cichlids require alkaline water. These animals can tolerate a wide range of pH levels, whereas most freshwater fish will “belly-up”, if this water parameter varies more then .5.

These fish are also popular because of their energetic personality, one of the easiest freshwater fish to breed, and range in size from 4-6 inches.

African Cichlids do cost more then other freshwater fish, however, that is a positive because you will be getting more, “fish for you’re dollar”.  The average life span is between 4-10 years in age.

1,200 species have been identified, and only about 1/3 are available to the enthusiast  What this represents is the opportunity for more of these cichlids to be readily available for enjoyment.

Because of their size, they do require a large aquarium.  This is a favorable aspect as well because the larger the aquarium, the easier it is to maintain a stable environment in the tank.

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