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I just purchased a 125 gal tank today. I have 2 smaller ones but really didn't know what I was doing when I got them. The tank came with 2 Aquaclear 500 filters.

What should I do to get this tank started off right? Any and all suggestions will be appreciated. I really have no idea about this.

Are these 2 filters enough? Gravel or sand? anything you can tell me will help me.
 

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Welcome to the forum. For filtration you can use the 2 Aquaclears but may want to add a larger canister filter. As far as your substrate, sand is the better more popular choice with African cichlids. I use Pool filter sand. It's cheap and pretty clean right out of the bag. To really understand the whole process, you have a lot of reading to do. Check out the library section but start with these articles to read...

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/l ... _setup.php
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/cycling.php
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/f ... ycling.php
 
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