My first southamerican tank

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  1. shorkkkkkeyyyyy

    shorkkkkkeyyyyy Plankton

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    High everyone:D this is my first south american tank I have ever had and it is my first cichild tank, I have a 20gallon long tank with a marineland bio-wheel 200 which is rated up tp 50gallons, ialso have a 4inch topfin round airstone , tetra whisper air pump for 20g, 150w topfin heater. I would like to know what I should put in my tank for hiding spots for my fish ? I was thinking. Driftwood, coral , bricks, slateerock ? What do you guys and girls think ?
    P.s. I will be adding pics of my tank n fish tomaro
     
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  3. shorkkkkkeyyyyy

    shorkkkkkeyyyyy Plankton

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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Driftwood and slate would be good to add for decoration and hiding spots. 10 to 20 lbs would be good.
     
  5. shorkkkkkeyyyyy

    shorkkkkkeyyyyy Plankton

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    Alright thanks , did you check that vid and see what I have in m tank right now? 10-20lbs of slatee? Where would I get that ?
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes saw the vid tank looks good. You LFS might have some or access to it. Petco has some I think. Any non calcium carbonate rock will do that you can get from a pet store.
     
  7. shorkkkkkeyyyyy

    shorkkkkkeyyyyy Plankton

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    hellpppppppp mee

    i wake up this morning and my jack depsey is laying on the bottom , he is stll breathing and i put him in a isolation tank . but he is still laying on the bottom he is breathing just seems he caint move or somthin!!! plaese tell me what goin gonn on ​
     
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    shorkkkkkeyyyyy Plankton

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    alright cool . all i have around here is a petsmart im sure they will have it , i herd i can go to homedepot if i do go to homedepot withh the rock be safe for my tank?
     
  10. tom.n.day

    tom.n.day Eyelash Blennie

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    did you cycle your tank first? Jack Dempsey is to big for that sized tank. Look at "fire mouths". Very pretty and good chance to breed them
     
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    Bolivian rams and panda dwarf cichlids are better for that size of tank.
     
  12. gfoot2000

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    in my frontosa tank, i put clay pots cuz its cheap and way porous, no sharp edges to cut up my fish,