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post #11 of 25 Old 09-28-2011, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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i know but my budget only allows me for a 26 or 32 but i might just change the fish towards glowfish which are my fav but i like to keep my knifes
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post #12 of 25 Old 09-28-2011, 03:48 PM
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you can always check places like craigslist. there are often people selling large tanks for reasonable prices. the little effort used tanks might take should be well worth it for the well being of your fish.

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post #13 of 25 Old 09-28-2011, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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i did i dunf nothing that will fit my room and room is small so i cant go over 36 gallon
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post #14 of 25 Old 09-28-2011, 04:02 PM
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i did i dunf nothing that will fit my room and room is small so i cant go over 36 gallon
Can you fit a 30 or 35 Gal. long this would be much better for your knifes. Ok now that the shock is over I have to say you fish does look very healthy but if you dont get then into something bigger soon they will get sick too. I would not go with a bowfront

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post #15 of 25 Old 09-28-2011, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Long is to long IMF going with a bow front tank and it fits well with room. I only have to move three thing around in my room to fit this tank in
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post #16 of 25 Old 09-28-2011, 04:25 PM
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zman. Watch Craigslist. There are tanks there posted daily and I cant remember seeing oner 55 gal or under that was over 200 dollars. Most are between 100-150 dollars. They also usually come with everything you need including stands, filters, decorations, heater, ect because the person selling it just wants it all gone.

That way you can get a bigger tank, for the same amount of money you planned to spend. Maybe less if all in included.
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post #17 of 25 Old 09-28-2011, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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and im thinking of putting the Marineland led fixture on this tank i never used led before. i did some research on them and i kinda hooked on them
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post #18 of 25 Old 09-28-2011, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Can you fit a 30 or 35 Gal. long this would be much better for your knifes. Ok now that the shock is over I have to say you fish does look very healthy but if you dont get then into something bigger soon they will get sick too. I would not go with a bowfront
well thanks for the idea but i said my room is to small to hold a 100+ gallon tank and my room is on the second level and some of the floor boards loose i guess bc when i walk it make a weird nose and i dont want something that huge to fall through my floor and ending my up with a mess and a funeral of my life in this earth bc my aunt will kill me so thats why a 26 or 36 gallon bowfront will fit nice in my room
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The fish must be suited to the tank space. Otherwise, the fish will be under stress, and that means not healthy and likely to come down with various ailments [as the ich previously mentioned was solely, and I mean solely, due to stress] and guaranteed a less-than normal lifespan. Plus, it is frankly cruel to the fish, which are living creatures. Compare it to keeping a German Shepherd dog in a 4 by 4 foot cage all its life; it will probably remain alive, but it is not living, it is merely existing.

There are plenty of suitable fish for a 36g bowfront tank. And you are wise to be concerned about the floor supporting a larger tank. Water is very heavy.

I watched that video. The knifefish is under very severe stress; its actions clearly show this, they are completely un-natural and compare to a human who is dazed and confused and dizzy. This fish is nocturnal and should be housed in a very dimly-lit aquarium that is at least 3 times its length and 1.5 times its width--and eventually at 20+ inches it will need a 5-6 foot tank that is 200+ gallons. It needs a dark substrate; the coloured gravel is stressing it. It need a lot of "hiding" spots, like bogwood, caves, PVC pipe. This is a fish that never comes in out light, but it is being forced to exist under such conditions. This will takes its toll.

I am sorry to come across judgmental, but from this thread it is clear to me that you have not thought this through. And other inexperienced members have to understand that this is not a suitable situation. My interest and that of the other members who have posted in this thread is solely directed at the fish. All aquarists have a responsibility to properly care for the fish they acquire. We all make mistakes, but we learn from them and avoid them. Please re-home this fish; another local aquarist who can properly provide for it, or the store.

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The fish must be suited to the tank space. Otherwise, the fish will be under stress, and that means not healthy and likely to come down with various ailments [as the ich previously mentioned was solely, and I mean solely, due to stress] and guaranteed a less-than normal lifespan. Plus, it is frankly cruel to the fish, which are living creatures. Compare it to keeping a German Shepherd dog in a 4 by 4 foot cage all its life; it will probably remain alive, but it is not living, it is merely existing.

There are plenty of suitable fish for a 36g bowfront tank. And you are wise to be concerned about the floor supporting a larger tank. Water is very heavy.

I watched that video. The knifefish is under very severe stress; its actions clearly show this, they are completely un-natural and compare to a human who is dazed and confused and dizzy. This fish is nocturnal and should be housed in a very dimly-lit aquarium that is at least 3 times its length and 1.5 times its width--and eventually at 20+ inches it will need a 5-6 foot tank that is 200+ gallons. It needs a dark substrate; the coloured gravel is stressing it. It need a lot of "hiding" spots, like bogwood, caves, PVC pipe. This is a fish that never comes in out light, but it is being forced to exist under such conditions. This will takes its toll.

I am sorry to come across judgmental, but from this thread it is clear to me that you have not thought this through. And other inexperienced members have to understand that this is not a suitable situation. My interest and that of the other members who have posted in this thread is solely directed at the fish. All aquarists have a responsibility to properly care for the fish they acquire. We all make mistakes, but we learn from them and avoid them. Please re-home this fish; another local aquarist who can properly provide for it, or the store.

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Thanks for the information you have gave to me but my knifes are doing great they show no signs of stress. I only feed them at night and I never turn the lights on unless to check things out or clean the tank. And I believe that I ask for decorative ideas for my new tank.
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