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I currently have a 75 gallon tank of african cichlids with an eheim 2217 canister filter, 2 powerheads for added circulation, external heater, lots of holy limestone for decor. The substrate is 40lbs caribsea eco-complete cichlid sand and 40lbs carbisea arga-alive crushed coral. Know of any plants that would grow in this? Suggestions of how to make changes without draining the tank to remove the entire substrate? I do know some about planted tanks i have a 29 gallon tank fully planted with co2 and the works but to create that tank i had to drain the tank n start it over compeltly and i would like to grow some plants in the 75 but not near like my small tank. oh btw each tank has 4 t5 bulbs the length of the tank so plenty of light for majority of plants. Give me some feedback guys thanks in advance!
 

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I did almost the same set up in a 90 gallon once. I had 24 Tropheus Ikola's in there.

The only plant that I found that would survive and grow with out being eaten (Tropheus are herbavors) was annubias.

I tied then to rocks and cramed em into cracks and everything. The started sending out roots, attached them selves real well and I actually had them flower a couple of times.

Other than annubias, everything else either died or was eaten.
 

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Other than Anubias plants, you could also try Java Fern. Most fish will not eat Java fern, because of some chemicals in its leaves.
 
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