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    New Tank Recommendations?

    Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by ygwilliam, Nov 28, 2017.

    1. ygwilliam

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      Howdy everyone!

      I just recently bought a used 100 gallon tank and stand. It came with water heaters, 4 canister filters( two of which are fluval fx5's :)), air pumps, cleaning materials, filter pads and media, etc. I want to make it a cichlid tank, any suggestions on what fish to get? Should I use pool sand or black diamond sand blasting sand (I have heard that both of these will not harm the fish)? Can I fill the canister filters with watered down distilled white vinegar to clean them out to get rid of any harmful bacteria that might be in them from the previous owner?
       
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      I personally would use part bleach and hot water to clean out the Canister Filter's. As for what type of Cichlid if it was my aquarium only midsized Cichlid species.
       
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      PFS is preferred by most but both types of sand are safe for fish.
       
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      Welcome aboard just reread your thread.
       
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      Thanks for the recommendations
       
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