Setting up 29 gal Nano tank?

Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by pez blanco, Dec 3, 2012.

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  1. pez blanco

    pez blanco Fire Worm

    Feb 1, 2009
    Vernon, Okanagan Canada
    I've got an empty Oceanic BioCube 29 gal nano tank. I've been thinking of setting up a cichlid tank instead of the usual marine system. Its been a while since I've done freshwater and want to know how to set up the BioCube for an african cichlid tank, or other type of cichlid species? Can I use the crushed sand from the previous salt water set up which I have cleaned out for starters? What do you suggest for filtration? The wet dry bio balls? Carbon? etc?

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  3. PghSteeler

    PghSteeler Tassled File Fish

    Feb 7, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    A 29cube has a very small footprint that will make it difficult to stock with most cichlids. Not saying it cant be done but it might be hard to find fish, I would suggest posting in a FW forum such as cichlidforums (

    Nothing against 3reef, it is a great place!!! But the majority of posters here I feel specialize in SW and reef tanks and you might get more responses if you post in a FW and cichlid forum. Good luck!