Hi, My name is Barbara. I have a tiny toy poodle that is 9 months old and I have two lovebirds. I also love fish and hope to learn a lot more about the fish world and hopefully I will be able to share some of my experience with others. I have a 125 gal
. reef ready tank with a glass hood and two double light units sitting on top of the glass. I have a wet/dry filter although I am not sure I want to keep it. I could never get my tank clear with this filter. There was always some kind of little bits of stuff floating around in the water and I hated that. I lost all of my African Cichlids about 1 1/2 years ago due to a big mistake on my part. The water conditioner that I normally bought had changed the formula to a concentrated formula and I didn't notice that and I put what I thought was the normal amount in the water and come to find out later after all me fish died (except two) that I had killed them. I felt so terrible and I cried so hard
. I couldn't forgive myself so I emptied the tank and I moved the two survivors to a smaller tank and stopped running my big tank. Now I am thinking about starting it up again and this time I would like to create a planted tank. I bought the reef ready tank because I would eventually like to try keeping saltwater fish but for now I am happy with setting up a planted tank. Any advise you all could share would be greatly appreciated.