- - Hi all..... newbie here
|ESKEW ||04-16-2008 11:19 AM |
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.
|jeaninel ||04-16-2008 11:46 AM |
100 gallon tank....that's a nice tip! Did you get the stand too?
Welcome to Fishforum.
|ESKEW ||04-16-2008 11:52 AM |
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
|jeaninel ||04-16-2008 12:00 PM |
pretty sweet deal in my book
Wow! It sure is. :D
|Fishcricker ||04-16-2008 12:25 PM |
:D Welcome Shad! Great tank! You will find that when it comes to aquariums, BIGGER is better. Congrats!!
|Flashygrrl ||04-16-2008 05:22 PM |
How on EARTH did you get a tank like that to cycle in a week?????
|okiemavis ||04-16-2008 05:47 PM |
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!
|ESKEW ||04-16-2008 07:15 PM |
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.
|ESKEW ||04-16-2008 07:16 PM |
P.S it was established for 5+ years with african cichlids precisely what is in there now
|Flashygrrl ||04-16-2008 09:02 PM |
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