Demasoni-Kingdom-nice-rockwork-and-sand-So Cichlid lovers...This is supposedly what your tank should look like. No slate & visually simulating while creating a good environment for cichlids to hide. This is a very critical & harsh article on setting up your cichlid tank but his interests are in the fish & their happiness. Not ours. Keep in mind that while you think your fish are happy, they're probably not. It's a good read!!!