Hi everyone, Im new to aquarium keeping and am getting my first tank delivered this weekend. It is a 60 gallon 48x15x18. I had in mind to do a CA/SA Cichlid community tank. I recently tested my water after getting a high range ph tester and it looks like its around 7.6-7.8 range with the water sitting for 24hrs before testing. Since Id rather not mess with the water too much i have read its easier to get fish based on your local water supply instead of trying to mess with the chemistry to get the ph you want. I already bought a couple pieces of Mopani Driftwood and have them soaking and boiling...still releasing tannins almost a week later. I know this will help with the ph a little bit, which has me conflicted as to whether I should do CA/SA or try Africans since theyre more accomdating to higher ph and hardness. Thankfully, I still have time to go either way with regards to CA/SA or African. Seeing as how this is my first tank, Im afraid CA/SA Cichlids would be harder to keep within the parameters of my water out of the tap, but much better for a community tank, which i initially wanted to do. Africans do seem a bit intimidating for a first-timer, but Im not unwilling to consider them if its easier to manage with my tap water. Can anyone offer this very eager first time fish tank owner some pros n cons on African Cichlids for beginners? Should I stick to my CA/SA community tank? Any and all pointers, suggestions, etc about anything would be greatly appreciated!