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Is this setup ok for my stock? #1
Is this ok?

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Re: Is this setup ok for my stock? #2
Hi all,

This is my new 125 litre tank. I've tried to make it a good home for my Bolivian Rams and Apistos but I'm not sure if there is adequate hiding places?

I'd be interested to hear your views and any advice
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Re: Is this setup ok for my stock? #3
Anyone?
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Re: Is this setup ok for my stock? #4
Sorry, missed this.

As you're intending to keep two different dwarf cichlids I'd be looking at making clearer separate territories by using plants/rocks/bogwood to define areas. Also put more caves in for spawning and for extra females to escape the breeding pairs.

Keep an eye on kH/pH as the shells may dissolve and release carbonates into the water and check that none of your rocks are likely to do so either as some look like they might.
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Re: Is this setup ok for my stock? #5
Thanks fish lady.

I'm not too sure what you mean though, what defines areas and how would I create them? I know you said to use plants etc but just not too sure how I'd actually do it.

I've got another coconut shell so ill put that in wen I do the next water change and I'll keep an I on Ph and kh too.
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Re: Is this setup ok for my stock? #6
You need something close to the centre that will project out and go to a reasonable height dividing the tank into two areas - a bit like coves on a beach. Essentially it needs to make each species feel they have their own area where the others can't easily see them. Right now it's all very open.
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Re: Is this setup ok for my stock? #7
Ok thanks for the advice, now I just have to find Something suitable!
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