View Full Version : need help with setup - all grass bottom = angry cichlids?

08-21-2007, 09:29 PM
Hey guys,

I'm in the process of setting up my cichlid tank..

I just got this nice full, plastic grass from my LFS and it covers half of my 30G aquarium from end to end

I did a quick photoshop to see how it would look and it isn't too bad. However, it will completely cover all the substrate.

Question is: will this thick grass make cichlids uphappy because they can't dig? will it make cleaning impossible?

The other thing I like about using the mat is that I can attach my fake plants to the mat so they won't get moved.

link (http://www.ch3ng.com/pics/nograss.jpg)
link (http://www.ch3ng.com/pics/grass.jpg)

Any other feedback to help me get setup is greatly, greatly appreciated.


08-22-2007, 05:21 PM
Well grass looks much better, that's all I know.

08-23-2007, 10:23 AM
what kinds of cichlids are we talking about?

08-23-2007, 10:45 AM
I just decided to not go with the grass. Friend of mine convinced me that they wouldn't feel comfortable because its too much unlike their natural habitat

thanks anyways.