Tip, if you don't mind. Don't get in a hurry. Add a couple of small fish, then more in a week. The first two get the nitrogen cycle going. If you rush it, you'll end up with high ammonia levels and cloudy water that will take forever to clear.
Is this a freshwater or saltwater setup? I only ask because I've never had the courage to try saltwater.
I've had several tropical setups, but none now. I have recently finished a 4,300 gallon Koi pond, and plan to put in breeding tanks soon. I have a 2.5 acre mud pond to use as a "growing off" pond. Can't wait to get started next summer!
When I had my tanks set up, I had one with African Cichlids. They were pretty cool. I also had a South American tank setup that was heavily planted. Nothing really big in that one. But my tank was so perfect that my black neon tetras spawned like 4 times. I might set up a tank again. I kinda miss it.
Very nice. I wish I had the money to get another tank. I would like a 125 gallon. I used to have oscars and I would feed them all sorts of things like crickets, worms goldfish and my favorite.. Baby rats (pinkies). They sure did love the rats and would snap to the surface to grab them.