New Malawi tank

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  1. George1032

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    OK guys so I got a 120 gallon tank, wanted mlawis, didn't know about peacocks, haps .mbunas and just bought any I could find. My tank is not done yet, still busy with the canopy and lighting, then I have a corner filter, and a aqua canister filter, so its okey, any thing I can do to make it better? My fish have all been living for the last 3months. They seem to get along well, so I have 17 Malawi's, don't know their names yet, but bringing my self op to speed, I know there's a livingstoni and a venustes, my pH is between 7.8 and 8.4. I do have to pleco's. Is there any other types of bottom feeders that will survive in this hard water. Thanks guys your help will be appreciated.

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    Hi and welcome to the forum

    Your tank looks very, very nice

    I am not sure what other bottom feeders will be ok with Malawis but there must be some African catfish that would fit in.
    That being said, I don't have much experience with them but I am sure some of the guys will soon chime in
     
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    Thank you, well I'll see what I can find out. Thank you
     
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    HI you can look at clown loaches, i have seen tank running up to 9 PH for them, but they we slowly acclimated to the PH, a sudden shock might kill them.
     
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    Thanks I'll try them. I hear they must be in a school of 6, so I'll get them and try. Just 1 question, how do I acclimate them to my water
     
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    I would say you can use the same drip system into a bucket, with a air stone over night maybe. Think that should be fine.
     
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    Rather look at Synodontus.
     
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    Thanks guys, much appreciated
     

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