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Old 04-16-2008, 10:19 AM   #1
 
Hi all..... newbie here



Hello, new guy here. just wanted to introduce my self. My name is Shad I'm from MA and I recently aquired a 72"x18"x18" 100g aquarium as a tip for a tattoo I had done this past month. I cycled the tank testing the water once a day for about a week and introduced 3 african cichlids this morning. one is a jewel one is a red tiger (looks more like a straight up orange to me. lol) and one is a bumble bee. people are always asking why 100g for your first tank, I say WHY NOT!! lol well I hope to learn a lot here and I'll keep you all posted on he progression of my new underwater world.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:46 AM   #2
 
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Hi Shad,
100 gallon tank....that's a nice tip! Did you get the stand too?

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Old 04-16-2008, 10:52 AM   #3
 
sure did! he gave me the entire set up the only thing i needed to purchase was a few feet of 5/8 tubing for the filter, 2 air stones and filter medium. pretty sweet deal in my book. :D
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:00 AM   #4
 
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pretty sweet deal in my book
Wow! It sure is. :D
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:25 AM   #5
 
:D Welcome Shad! Great tank! You will find that when it comes to aquariums, BIGGER is better. Congrats!!
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:22 PM   #6
 
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How on EARTH did you get a tank like that to cycle in a week?????
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:47 PM   #7
 
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Welcome Shad! I'm from MA also, so hopefully we can share local fishy tips.

100G is a great tank to start off with, much easier than a smaller tank cuz little mess ups don't effect the water so much!
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:15 PM   #8
 
Cause I'm good, lol. no, but really, the tank was still established the day I got it I replaced the filter medium but reused the biowheels and substrate this provided enough beneficial bacteria and all was well.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:16 PM   #9
 
P.S it was established for 5+ years with african cichlids precisely what is in there now
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:02 PM   #10
 
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Luuuucky
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