When using a wooden hood it is always best to try and reflect as much light back.
If you are keeping African cichlids then you may already know how readily they breed.
When a holding female has her eggs in her mouth this can be a very stressful.
Mbuna are vegetarians and can not properly digest fleshy foods.
Melafix (a proprietary name) is an all-natural aquarium antibiotic.
Over the years I have set up quite a lot of tanks including closing down.
Some people are happy to have snails live in their tanks, especially Malayan Trumpet Snails.
If you keep Malawi cichlids or any cichlid you will know how readily they breed.
There are products that you can buy that add all the trace elements