Thinking about a African cichlid tank 200L

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    Hi I've been thinking about changing my tank and stock to a African cichlid tank. I've read that cichlids should be slightly over stocked due to aggression. What would be a few good types to have in there to start and how many could I get in a 200L tank. All advises and pictures are greatly appreciated. P.s the yellow lab looks awesome so would def want him in there!
     

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    What are the dimensions of the tank?
    LeoDiaz - sorry for calling on you so much today!
     

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    100 cm X 40 cm X 55 cm it's a fluval Roma 200
     
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    I would do a species only in tank that size. 1m to 6-7females yellow labs with some sand and a lot of rockwork
     
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    I've read somewhere that you could have 15 or so 3 different types of 5. 1 m to 4 f. It's so confusing a difficult trying to research everyone says different. It wouldn't be for a few months yet.
     
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    3different types you can do in tank 283liters or bigger, and to do more then one species I recommend tanks bigger then 120cm long.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. Something to consider in the future
     
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    With a decent enough filter and a lot of rock work could I push this to 5 yellow lab and 5 acei 1 m to 4 female on both?
     
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    No, is not about filtration is about actual tank size they are agressive fish and need room to make there own territory and run away from agressive tank mates.
     
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    Thanks for the advice I'm new to the world of cichlids and aquariums to be honest. Just love the colours of the yellow lab and acei.
     

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