View Full Version : Hello from Phoenix

09-05-2013, 03:42 PM
Hi everyone. I am new to the website but not new to the hobby. I am primarily into freshwater fish and am typing to you with a new (used) 125 gallon aquarium finally up and running in my living room. This is the biggest tank I have ever owned and after much nervousness I finally decided to fill it up, setup the filtration, and power it up.

The details:

125 gallon standard dimension glass aquarium black trim(used)

Black stand (new)

3 piece Aquaon glass top(new)

150 lbs pool filter Quickrete silica sand from Home Depot. Rinsed thoroughly and turned out beautiful. This is my first ever tank that I am using sand for the substrate. :)

2 Emperor 400 hang on back power filters(1 new 1 used)

1 Fluval 405 canister filter (New)

2 large pieces of driftwood soaked and bled till it was clean then installed in tank

Numerous fake plants for the time being. I want to get some live plants but have never used them before and quite nervous.

2 36" inch Current freshwater led strip bars with programmable remote. All I can say about these is WOW! What a difference! You can set it up for many different light shows, simulated thunderstorms, sunlight, moonglow etc.

I inspect the tank for leaks 3 times a day, I bought a level and shimmed the stand to level everything and so far so good. I am still debating in my mind how I want to cycle it but still undecided. Just wanted to say hi to everyone. Thanks! :)

09-05-2013, 03:42 PM
Hi and welcome. Hope to see you around a lot.

09-05-2013, 04:04 PM
Hi and welcome to the AC....please see here to learn about fish-free cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=5640

09-05-2013, 05:54 PM
Welcome to the forum.

09-05-2013, 06:55 PM
30032 to the AC!

Is you light the Freshwater LED+? If so, I just bought one for my new dual 29 gal setup. Right now it's on my 75 gal. I love it!

09-06-2013, 12:48 AM
Hello:22: and welcome:19: to the AC thumbs2:.Hope you enjoy your stay!!!

09-06-2013, 09:16 AM
Welcome to the AC... :22:

09-06-2013, 12:37 PM
Welcome to the AC! Tank looks great, and I know from gronlaura's review that those are some amazing lights!

09-14-2013, 08:32 AM
Welcome to the community