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I'm a newbie to the Aquaria world. My first tank started last month and is a 29G planted with 5 Gouramis, 9 cherry barbs and 4 BN plecos and 2 Otos. It's doing quite well now. :) After that, I was totally hooked and browsing Aquaria forums daily. I found this tank I really liked and ended up getting it. It's a 120g 72" x 18" x 20" Hagen with 1/2" glass. I picked up the tank last Sunday so it's only 1 1/2 weeks old and still needs a few things like lights and proper background. :)

Tank: Hagen 120 gallon 72" x 18" x 20"
Substrate: 100lbs of 3M Color Quartz S Grade "Black"
Decoration: 130lbs of Rose Quartz (not all in yet), Some Plants
Filters: Eheim 2217, Eheim 2250 with overflow
Inhabitants: 8 Neolamprologus Pulcher "Daffodil", 6 Lamprologus Brevis (Kigoma), 7 Cyprichromis sp. "Leptosoma Jumbo" (Kigoma)

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Lamprologus Brevis (Kigoma)




Neolamprologus Pulcher "Daffodil"




Cyprichromis sp. "Leptosoma Jumbo" (Kigoma)




Going to be adding some Julidochromis Transcriptus this Sunday.
 

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Very nice tank and fish. I'd be concerned that your tank hasn't properly cycled yet. Have you done something to instant cycle the tank such as use Bio-Spira or filter media from an established tank?
 

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Very nice tank and fish. I'd be concerned that your tank hasn't properly cycled yet. Have you done something to instant cycle the tank such as use Bio-Spira or filter media from an established tank?
Sorry, I forgot to mention that I bought the tank from someone and he threw in the Daffodils and Brevis. The Eheim 2217 was the filter used with the tank. I picked up the tank at 3pm, brought it home, put in eggcreate, set up rocks, put in sand and filled it up. Ran the Ehem 2217 for 4 hours then put the fishes back in. Then ran the Eheim 2250 which I purchased separately. So the Eheim 2217 was already established. I tested Nitrites 2 days later and reading was 0.

It was a package deal. Tank, stand, glass covers, Eheim 2217, heaters and fishes. Filter was still running when I got to his place and the tank was half full. He completed emptying it out while I was there. Plus, I only lived 10 mins away. :D
 

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Thanks for the kinds words. :) I just picked up a bunch of java fern from someone and added them to the tank last night. Once I finalize the placement, I will update the pictures. I'm adding more rocks too. :D
 

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Finally got my latest and last addition at the moment for the tank. With the help of Multies and his generous donation of his own, I got 11 Julidochromis Transcriptus yesterday! Here are the pics.





Checking Me out!










I had to rearrange the right side of the tank and created a small mountain with smaller rocks. The Julis seem to like it a lot. I will take updated pics of my tank once I get my 2nd light but I have added a lot of Java Fern in there. :)
 

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hey that's an awsome tank you have I love the setup and you have some good looking fish keep up the good work remember it's not a hobbie it's an addiction :)
 

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It's definitely an addiction. Every time I see a large Aquarium on sale I'm tempted to buy it. :D

I took a look again today and I noticed something odd on the left side. I saw fry! It looks like the Daffodils had fry which is why they are protecting that area from everyone else. :dancing: :fish:



 
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