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Old 02-11-2019, 10:44 PM   #1
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125g African setup

I have a 60g planted tank that Iím about to upgrade to a 125g tank I got for 100 bucks. I need help figuring out everything I will need for this tank.
1. Substrate - do I need a special substrate (sand, gravel, special caribsea substrate) I think I like tanks with darker substrate to hide poop
2. Filtration- I am thinking about running either a fx4 and a 303b sunsun I already have. Or maybe a fx6 and the sunsun 303b as extra biomedia
3. Lights- right now I have a 48Ē 10k beamworks led from eBay. I figured Iíd have to get a larger light since the tank will be a 72Ē tank. But it wonít have to be anything special since I wonít be growing plants.
4. Stock- I really know nothing about African cichlids but from what Iíve seen I really like peacocks and haps,or just a male only peacock tank sounds like a good idea from what Iíve read.
What is the clean up crew in these tanks though, Iíd rather stay away from a 2ft long common pleco.
How do I stock it Iím sure every fish Iíll buy will be a juvenile at first so does that mean I try and stock all 30 fish up front so there arenít any aggression issues from adding new fish in periodically?
4. Decor- from what Iíve seen other than the substrate a pile of bigger rocks across the bottom just to give it a little more than an empty tank seems normal
5.accessories- other than probably two heaters for a big tank like that will I need powerheads, air stones, spongefilters etc??? How much flow can these fish take without causing issue
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