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  1. First time poster on here. Had this tank set up as a saltwater set up at our old house. Decided to swap it over to freshwater at our new house and go the Cichlids route. Got the tank and stand all up. Now I'll be working on it this weekend to fill it and scape it. Tank is a custom built 225...
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