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« on: November 14, 2010, 02:22:14 PM »

Does anybody see any problems with having one male with 1 or 2 female Brevis cichlids in a 10 gal, sandy substrate tank, with plenty of shells.  They only get to be about 2.25 inches, and I have seen them listed as OK for a 10 gal tanks on commercial fish sites.  BTW, I am blessed with very hard water here in Schenectady, NY.  Thanks!!
P.S.  Is it hard to clean a sandy substrate tank?
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 06:53:11 PM »

Brevis is a good choice for a 10g tank.Can you get brevis locally?The only store I know in schenectady is run by an old time tang cichlid breeder but he doesnt stock them much.
He usually has aragonite sand though.If you are doing a first tang cichlid tank,thats the way to start.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 09:24:27 PM »

Brevis is a good choice for a 10g tank.Can you get brevis locally?The only store I know in schenectady is run by an old time tang cichlid breeder but he doesnt stock them much.
He usually has aragonite sand though.If you are doing a first tang cichlid tank,thats the way to start.
You actually know someone in Schenectady?  Most people can't even pronounce it Wink.  Can you give me the name of the guy or is that against the rules?
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010, 11:14:06 PM »

I live in gilboa,about 50 miles southwest of schenectady.The shop Im talking about is Union Aquarium,great guy but not a great selection of tang cichlids.Usually just 1 or 2 tanks.
There is a place just south of albany that has a huge selection of tangs,its a hatchery though,not open to the public.He allows groups every once in a while,Im hoping the cichlid crowd I hang out with decides to visit soon.We go about once a year.
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010, 09:33:37 AM »

I live in gilboa,about 50 miles southwest of schenectady.The shop Im talking about is Union Aquarium,great guy but not a great selection of tang cichlids.Usually just 1 or 2 tanks.
There is a place just south of albany that has a huge selection of tangs,its a hatchery though,not open to the public.He allows groups every once in a while,Im hoping the cichlid crowd I hang out with decides to visit soon.We go about once a year.
I got to Union Aquarium, and I really like the guy there.   kewl Have you noticed the sad lack of an aquarium club in our area? Sad
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010, 07:11:35 PM »

Yes its pretty lacking.There is a killiefish group that has actual meetings.Also a small betta group that does not.Ive tried a few times to get something off the ground but never manage to get more than 1 or 2 people interested.
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