Well my new tank is installed, its 1600x500x500 with a sump which is 1400x400x400, my plan is to have Lake Malawi Cichlids.
Its missing a top and the light is a 15 year old 4" fitting with a T5, I have a crushed coral base with rocks and one large peice of drift wood.
I'm 100% new to Cichlids but have keep Goldfish for over 15 years. (close to 25 I think)
Noise is an issue but I have ideas how to fix that.
I've talked to a number of shop reps and recommendation go both way on this but I've added a few Goldfish to speed up the cycling of the tank