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  1. Mindelo

    Cichlid mates. help

    oh man, i wish it was this easy. i live in the Cape Verde islands (Africa), very dificult to get cichlids around here. :(
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    Cichlid mates. help

    I could not find anyone selling blood parrot (still looking) so i added 2 convict albinos
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    African cichlids in pond

    i have been dreaming about this, and now i will finally have the space for it but i need to keep the research, because if carsonsgjs is correct and they can't go less than 24ºC than i will not try it. :D :D :D :D thanks for the hint ;) thanks i guess i will try it (i still have to wait a...
  4. Mindelo

    African cichlids in pond

    thanks carsonsgjs and Spudsssy carsonsgjs what do you mean by "decent temperature" and "has high enough temperatures"? because is about the proper temperature i'm having trouble to find out. Spudsssy there are no lakes around here. note: i forgot to mention, i live in Cape Verde (a tropical...
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    African cichlids in pond

    hello all can african cichlids be kept in outdoor ponds? i'm having hard time finding about the temperature range (it varies from source to source), so maybe someone here have done this and can give some opinion note: on youtube i found about kamp kenan cichlid pond but it did not mention about...
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    125 gallon tank - Too much water flow?

    One think that helps is point the output toward the top (to the water surface). This is how i use my power head on my cichlids tanks. I place it it the middle so the water is displaced on all directions. Note: you just need to lower the powerhead position so it does not throw water out of the tank
  7. Mindelo

    What fish is this?

    seems a blue gourami Blue Gourami Care - Size, Life Span, Tank Mates, Breeding
  8. Mindelo

    Is almond tree driftwood safe?

    yes it is a hardwood. thanks for your note veggieshark
  9. Mindelo

    Is almond tree driftwood safe?

    Is almond tree driftwood safe for aquarium use? I think só, since the leaves are safe, bit i'm just trying to be safe than sorry
  10. Mindelo

    Favorite Emergent Plants?

    i've had success with pothos and arrow head now i'm trying with peace lily, and i will soon be getting papyrus sweet potato works too
  11. Mindelo

    Favorite Plants?

    Duckweed Vallisneria Hornwort Easy and fast growing plants, great for the ecosystem in terms of filtration
  12. Mindelo

    Baking Soda

    if the water you use on your tanks is acidic. Maybe you should stop trying to "chase" that perfect ph and get fishes that live on that ph range you already have. Changing and maintain ph might not be that simple. and you might end up doing more harm than good.
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    HELP! Guppy tail drooping and coming to bottom of tank!

    too bad he died Although inbreeding is part of nature, it does affect certain genes and weak the species as a result. guppy's are crazy breeders and are very "prone" to inbreeding and therefore become weak.
  14. Mindelo

    HELP! Guppy tail drooping and coming to bottom of tank!

    i asked you how old is your fish? and i told you that guppies have a 2 year lifespan. maybe the fish is just old
  15. Mindelo

    HELP! Guppy tail drooping and coming to bottom of tank!

    How old is your guppy? They don't have a large lifespan, i guess around 2 years, and with cross breeding it might be even less. I might get "hit" for this, but... Maybe we should stop doing water changes just because "i do x % every week" We might be hurting our fishes
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    Algae problems

    Hello maybe you have excess of nutrients, or your tank is not yet fully established. beware of excess feeding. other than that, just give your tank time to establish itself. edit: add more plants. natural plants will only help your tank. The way i have been learning is that you (we) need to...
  17. Mindelo

    Internal sump filter

    couple more questions: 1 - should the input be on top, or is ok if i left it on the bottom? 2 - is there a standard or minimum size for the chambers? 3 - is there a minimum distance for the two pieces of glass that separates the chambers? 4 - does the chamber with deep sand bed for...
  18. Mindelo

    Internal sump filter

    ok, but i will not happen, the tank is 50 centimeters high (the tank is 100 x 50 x 50 cm), i'm planning to make the sump 30 cm high (30 x 30 x 10 cm) another question: do i need to place some "holder" to keep the medias from blocking the bottom!? like in this picture:
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    Internal sump filter

    so by your experience do you feel it will work the way i have it planned? or should i place the powerhead on the last chamber? any advice is welcome
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