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jsm11482 08-08-2006 12:49 PM

New Tank setup, my shopping list
Here is my shopping list for my new tank setup, so far. Please comment as to what is good, what isn't, and what else I need (other than the aquarium and stand). Thanks!!

Power Center Single Digital

Master Test Kit 5-in-1

Stainless Steel Heater (200W) (2 of these)

Multi-Stage 05 Series Filters Fluval 204 (already have this)

Multi-Stage 05 Series Filters Fluval 305

Super Porous Ceramic Media (24 oz)

Foam Block for Fluval MSF 204/205 & 304/305 (2pk) (two of these)

African Cichlid Substrate Sand (80lb total)

Cichlid Gold Mini 8.8 oz

Hydrometer with Liquid Crystal Thermometer

Lunar Aqualights Compact Fluorescent Strip Lights 48"

I'm sure there is much more! I am going to order everything from Foster & Smith I think.

jsm11482 08-08-2006 06:49 PM

Yay, I just ordered my new 90gal All-Glass Aquarium at the lfs! Got it for ~190 + 20% off all accessories if I buy them there.

jsm11482 08-09-2006 07:05 AM

I've also added Prime Water conditioner and "Special Blend" to the list!

jsm11482 08-09-2006 08:24 PM

:cry: I'm very surprised no-one's commented! Where is everyone???

Rebecca 08-09-2006 08:34 PM

Congrats on ordering your tank! :D I don't know anything about the equipment but it all sound very nice.

jsm11482 08-09-2006 08:37 PM

haha thanks! Hopefully it is correct, I have to put the order in pretty soon. Getting excited!

jsm11482 08-18-2006 12:37 PM

Jost got my tank yesterday, its big! Now I just need everything else....

Oceane 08-18-2006 01:20 PM

Hi, i would get stones African cichlids need a lot of hiding places. Have a look at the photos in the picture section, it might give you ideas. Can't comment on the equipment part as i don't know the brands you are buying. Which specific fish are you putting in?

jsm11482 08-18-2006 01:24 PM

I was originally going to Cichlids but now I'm not so sure...I wanted a planted tank but African Cichlids apparently aren't so good for that.

Lupin 08-18-2006 11:21 PM

Jsm, go with discus and other South American fish, I say.:twisted:
Ditch the Africans off your list.

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