New Member - Koi or Cichlids?
I'm Dave and I'm excited to be joining this community. I have long had small 10 gallon aquariums, but I'm in the process of having a 240 gallon tank built into a wall in my basement. It's custom framed, with a water source and drain, along with a sizable area underneath for the filtration system.
So we're having a debate as to whether to have koi or African cichlids. The room theme is Japanese zen, so koi would be a nice touch. However, they grow so large I think I'd be systemically removing them until only a couple remained. (We'd rather not have to give away longtime residents, as we get attached). So, we're also considering African cichlids, which we believe would bring color, variety and activity to the tank.
So, as a new member, I'd love to hear the thoughts of other aquarium enthusiasts.