Alright guys I'm hoping my landlord will let me set up my newly acquired 55 gallon tank. I'm thinking African Cichlids, 4-5 maybe 6, and one pleco. It wont be a planted tank but I plan on having lots of fake plants and caves/decorations. I am curious as to how many I can have in there happily. I am looking to mix different types of African (if that is ok?). I plan on doing a month fish in cycle with a few feeder fish (an possibly my pleco half way through) before I introduce my cichlids. Does this sound alright? Is there any basic care stuff I should know? I've done some research and I believe I know the basics (Heat to 76/78 degrees, hard water prefered, filter required, feed once a day with cichlid pellets, clean 15% of the water once a month and no tank mates outside of other cichlids and a plecos).
Feel free to message me any questions, I'll try to help the best I can!
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