08-01-2010, 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by jeaninel
Just wanted to say I'm curious what other people will suggest as I'm looking for a 125 with a similar setup as you...Central American cichlids. You'll need serious filtration with those big guys so a sump would be nice but I've never set one up. In addition I would add a couple HOBs like the Emperor 400s or Penguin 350s, one at each end of the tank. You don't want to give a cannister another chance? Should be fine especially if bought new. A cannister like the XP3 or 4 plus the 2 HOBs would be good also.
Oh, yeah. If/when I ever get my 125 I'm definitely getting a Jag. Love those fish. I may just do a pair by itself or 1 Jag with some others like a JD, GT and my Green Texas.
Yeah I was really considering the africans but they are so hard to get and so costly, that i think the c.a. and s.a. cichlids will be just as cool. Plus theres a lot more compatible fish that can go with them such as arowana, pacu, catfish whereas the african cichlids can only be kept with other african cichlids and a few species of catfish known as the synodontis. I guess my best option is to start with these south american cichlids because they are easier to find then possibly one day move on to africans
Im totally going for a riverbed setup because i was at a lake recently and found the really neat 4' piece of driftwood and i took it so i decided to plan a trip back to pick up tons more driftwood and ill get river rocks as well from a river nearby. Its gonna look amazing!
And yes. i suppose i could give the canisters another chance though i do worry about bursting hoses. idk just in my opinion having gallons of water pumping through a hose, less than a foot from your floor is just asking for trouble.