Thread: Hello from Phoenix
09-05-2013, 04:42 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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- Sep 2013
Hello from Phoenix
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.
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, 04:42 PM #2
Hi and welcome. Hope to see you around a lot.Do as I say. Not as I do.
09-05-2013, 05:04 PM #3
Hi and welcome to the AC....please see here to learn about fish-free cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
09-05-2013, 06:54 PM #4
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09-05-2013, 07:55 PM #5
welcomewave.gif 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!My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
Future 40 Long - Rummynose Tetras and Cories
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09-06-2013, 01:48 AM #6
Hello and welcome to the AC .Hope you enjoy your stay!!!ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.
09-06-2013, 10:16 AM #7
Welcome to the AC....
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09-06-2013, 01:37 PM #8
Welcome to the AC! Tank looks great, and I know from gronlaura's review that those are some amazing lights!
09-14-2013, 09:32 AM #9
Welcome to the community
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