It been a month now that I've started into this hobby and I am still cycling my tank, even though it was once said to have cycled. I am "blessed" with very hard tap water, 300+, with high pH, 8.4. After much reading and exploring the web, and visiting many LFS's, I am thinking of going the Cichlid route, as opposed to my initial desire for a Tetra/Mixed Community tank. I have a 29 gallon, nearly cycled, and a 20 gallon kit that's still in it's box. I know these are small for big Cichlids, but there are many smaller types (3-5") that I could enjoy. I am not going to buy anymore tanks at this point, and ask for your input. What do you think?