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Re: 250 gallon build very large
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2012, 12:20:52 pm »
3 weeks (well 2 and a half) plus a squizing for my puffer tank and my commuinty to get no ammonia no nitrite low nitrate by biotopes just fish from same area as my clown knife got my hart set on 1 of them

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    Re: 250 gallon build very large
    « Reply #16 on: February 22, 2012, 12:23:17 pm »
    the squezing was from the large african bio tope community on my sig not 1 of the little ones

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    Re: 250 gallon build very large
    « Reply #17 on: February 22, 2012, 12:28:07 pm »
    I know what a biotope is, I just never looked into what comes from where specifically.. as long as it'll all live in the same water, that's enough for me..

    The Clown Knife may be a little on the large size, think your limits will be set by the (comparatively) narrow width of the tank..

    Just looking at the specs, they're up to a metre long. That's too big for a 2' wide tank.

    They're from Asia, found in India, Thailand, Borneo, Malaysia and Sumatra..

    700L - Sadly gone and sorely missed

    2 in the planning.. 30L shrimp tank and 60L Juwel Monolux for shellies

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    Re: 250 gallon build very large
    « Reply #18 on: February 22, 2012, 12:32:11 pm »
    ditch the bio tope then
    1 african knife fish
    2 african butterfly fish
    6 syndosis
    6 pim pictus
    any thing else

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    Re: 250 gallon build very large
    « Reply #19 on: February 22, 2012, 12:37:42 pm »
    Yay, another big fish tank keeper  *applause*

    I don't know how they'd work with the others but something that size. Clown Loaches, flagtails and angelfish. But then I am biased

    Pim Pictus are great when in 4 or more so I'd do it. I'm looking forward to getting mine back into a school again.

    When will we get some pics? Everyone loves some good pics :)
    500L
    1 Angelfish
    1 Silver Prochilodus
    5 Juvenile Discus
    2 Adult Discus
    13 Penguin Tetra
    1 Clown Plec
    2 Unknown Plec

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    Re: 250 gallon build very large
    « Reply #20 on: February 22, 2012, 12:39:34 pm »
    More pim pictus in that much water. half a dozen will be lost in an 8 foot tank.. or look at Pim. Ornatus, they are lovely.
    700L - Sadly gone and sorely missed

    2 in the planning.. 30L shrimp tank and 60L Juwel Monolux for shellies

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    Re: 250 gallon build very large
    « Reply #21 on: February 22, 2012, 12:40:39 pm »
    leigh sorry atm i havent got a camara in the next 2 weeks i will get 1 my phone is realy bad and has no camara im behind in the tech depsrtment.... *bye3*

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    Re: 250 gallon build very large
    « Reply #22 on: February 22, 2012, 12:44:23 pm »
    in the first place i wanted pictus but dident know if a fire eel would pick it off but with without the eel
    16 pictus (i like them you can tell)
    african knife fish (always wanted a knife fish)
    4 african butterfly fish (not many more predetory surface dwellers so these will do)
    some other medium odd ball (suggestions?)

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    Re: 250 gallon build very large
    « Reply #23 on: February 22, 2012, 01:12:04 pm »
    How about a Lima Shovelnose Catfish or a Goby Dragon Eel (possibly incorrect name)
    Red Finned Gourami could always be an option. It would grow out nicely in that tank.
     
    Otherwise I find random buying of fish works just aswell. It's always nice seeing and going I want it and leaving the shop with it
    500L
    1 Angelfish
    1 Silver Prochilodus
    5 Juvenile Discus
    2 Adult Discus
    13 Penguin Tetra
    1 Clown Plec
    2 Unknown Plec

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    Re: 250 gallon build very large
    « Reply #24 on: February 22, 2012, 01:19:32 pm »
    there nice so much choice lol
    could you give me what you would do list every fish you would put in and how many of each
    also i thought gobys were brackish

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    Re: 250 gallon build very large
    « Reply #25 on: February 22, 2012, 02:00:15 pm »
    Yes I believe they are which is why I don't have one :(

    Seeing as your tank size is the minimum I'll be steping up to this is what I'll have in mine when I get there :)
    1 x Flagtail Prochilodus
    6 x Clown Loaches
    6 x Pim Pictus
    1 x Lima Shovelnose Catfish
    6 x Angelfish

    These are what I like and I get the satisfaction of growing them all out. My flagtail is at 7" from 2". My Lima is 6" at the moment and I hope to get as close to 18" with him as possible. The loaches are 2.5-3" each and hoping for 12" on them.

    Just make sure you get what lives together happily and pleases you at the same time
    500L
    1 Angelfish
    1 Silver Prochilodus
    5 Juvenile Discus
    2 Adult Discus
    13 Penguin Tetra
    1 Clown Plec
    2 Unknown Plec

    pancakes

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    Re: 250 gallon build very large
    « Reply #26 on: February 22, 2012, 05:55:49 pm »
    i like spotty of your thread lol oh and clowns  so
    6 clown loaches
    12 pictus
    african knife fish
    6 african butterfly fish
    some schooler
    whats the smallest schooler i could keep and wouldent get eaten

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    Re: 250 gallon build very large
    « Reply #27 on: February 22, 2012, 07:07:57 pm »
    There are many options for a predatory tank of that size;
    Polypterus - ornate, delhezi,
    Channa - pleuro, obscura
    Datnoids
    Cats - giraffe, perruno, Lima
    Cichlids - argentea, chocolate, severum, pearsei, etc.
     geophagus > ideal for keeping your deep sand in good nick
    Dithers - silver dollars red hooks, tinfoils, annostomus, leporinus, flagtails,

    Etc...

    You definitely want a few good sized sand sifters, to stop the sand from compacting

    pancakes

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    Re: 250 gallon build very large
    « Reply #28 on: February 22, 2012, 07:17:01 pm »
    is there any predetory sand sifters

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    Re: 250 gallon build very large
    « Reply #29 on: February 23, 2012, 01:20:57 am »
    pancakes.. can I ask why you appear to be obsessed with predatory fish?

    Cats - giraffe, perruno

    Pushing it on 2' width for these I think?

    Both beautiful fish  (we had a Perruno that wouldn't eat anything live, or very much at all.. very partial to coley fillets though)..
    Seen Giraffe cats at around 2' on a couple of occasions.
    700L - Sadly gone and sorely missed

    2 in the planning.. 30L shrimp tank and 60L Juwel Monolux for shellies