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Planted tank for Malawi cichlids

Don Hutton
01/29/98 11:06 AM
I'm thinking about setting up a planted tank for Malawi cichlids.  I read
what I could find in the archives and have concluded that suitable plants
might be Java Fern, Java Moss, and Bolbitis (African water fern).

Lighting would be Triton bulbs at roughly 1 watt per gallon.

I was also considering the use of a small amount of manual CO2 injection to
give a slight increase in CO2 concentration.  Given  the high alkalinity I
think it would have a minor effect on pH.

I'd be interested in hearing if anyone is doing something similar.
Suggestions for improvements etc. would be appreciated.

I'm also looking for suggested targets for GH, KH, and pH.