Hey all! I did a lot of browsing through these forums before I got my tank and fish, found a lot of useful information and would like to say THANK YOU! I don't so much have a question as I would like to know what you all think of my setup and fish choice as well as any general tips you may have. I have had experience keeping fish in the past, but just tetras and the like. My best friend kept cichlids though and so I have spent time around them. The tank is 60 gallons with a 100gallon/350gph canister filter. Substrate I chose was sand because those lil guys love to dig! I have fake plants all with rock bases that are buried down in the sand. There's a cave, a hollowed log, a rock wall/cave structure, and a giant tree/roots base. I let the tank cycle for 3 days. Ammonia was 0.5, nitrates 30~ and nitrites 0.5. The only chemical I used to start was a tetra aqua safe dechlorinator and then 12 hours later I added tetra safe start. (I haven't tested since then.) PH is 8.0-8.2 (high range ph test and it was still a color in the middle lol). Tomorrow I plan on testing all the levels again with the api master kit I got. Temp is 78~. Fish selection is: 1 JD 1 Jewel 1 Acei 1 pleco They are all juvies. The only thing I've noticed so far is that the JD and jewel both seem to like the cave...the JD is a bit smaller but seems to be holding it's own and even winning. It's never lost color since introduced to the tank, though the jewel keeps switching in and out of the vibrant red depending on if they just duked it out or not. Needless to say, I'm keeping a close eye on them. If it seems like too much trouble the jewel will be going back. Thoughts, suggestions? I'd love to hear them!