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  1. Tank: 20 gal long Filter: Tidal 35 Wavemaker: 500 gph Also using an air stone with the air flow turned way down My 20 gal long Tanganyikan shell dweller tank finally has the fish in it. I got lucky at a local aquarium enthusiast meeting and bought 5 Multis for CHEAP at the auction. The fish seem to love their new home but I'm not sure if I should keep the wavemaker on full time, take it out or just run it for a few hours per day. With it off, the fish seem much happier being able to explore without so much current. I have 2 shell areas with rocks in the middle to break LOS. The shell pile opposite the wavemaker is where the current is strongest (when on) and the fish really seem to have to swim to stay close to the shells there. What do most other shell dweller owners here recommend? Thanks...as always!
  2. Thanks Tony. I do have those rocks on egg crate and they're very stable. As for the rest of the tank decor, I know it's all Multie as soon as they start to do their thing. Thanks for the tip about the net handle...will do.
  3. I am in the process of setting up a 20 gal long Multifasciatis tank. I put in 30 pounds of a mix of cichlid sand and aragonite yesterday...no cycle started yet. The mixed sand bed measures around 3" in the tank. It looks good but I've read that too much sand could be problematic due to pockets of toxic gas being released at a later time. Is this too much sand? Will the shellies constant digging eliminate the problem early on? I can easily remove some now without any damage to beneficial bacteria...since there is none. Thanks in advance!
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