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post #11 of 23 Old 09-01-2010, 02:34 AM
i thought his brother got bitten when i saw a new post here... jk

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post #12 of 23 Old 09-01-2010, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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i thought his brother got bitten when i saw a new post here... jk

Gender mix up again there lol.
He Hasn't Got Them Yet, Hes To Busy Changing His Mind All The Time haha
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post #13 of 23 Old 09-01-2010, 07:42 AM
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Gender mix up again there lol.
He Hasn't Got Them Yet, Hes To Busy Changing His Mind All The Time haha

SORRY FIZZYFACE1000 WHAT DID HE WANT THIS TIME?

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #14 of 23 Old 09-01-2010, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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SORRY FIZZYFACE1000 WHAT DID HE WANT THIS TIME?
oh he doesnt want anything else this time. he still want piranhas but doesnt know if he could be bothered with water changes etc
So i Told him if thats the case then fish aint for him
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post #15 of 23 Old 09-01-2010, 07:48 AM
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oh he doesnt want anything else this time. he still want piranhas but doesnt know if he could be bothered with water changes etc
So i Told him if thats the case then fish aint for him

if that's his attitude i don't think any fish in the world is for him even with large sumps filters.there always has to be a water change

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #16 of 23 Old 09-01-2010, 08:06 AM
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Plus the fact that you need massive filtration for Piranhas - approx 3-4 times the amount you'd normally consider for a community tank. That amount of filtration doesn't come cheap.
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Plus the fact that you need massive filtration for Piranhas - approx 3-4 times the amount you'd normally consider for a community tank. That amount of filtration doesn't come cheap.

example 1 foot tank 4 foot sump lmao... joking btw. filtration for large fish is half the tank size or more. 4 feet tank 2.5 to 3 feet of filtration.with 80% filter media in there and you get sparkle clean tanks. agreed ???

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #18 of 23 Old 09-01-2010, 08:38 AM
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Agreed, that would be plenty. You can get away with smaller sumps but you need a really good flow rate and good maintenance.

For example I use two Eheim 2217's for my 6" Marginatus in a 150 litre tank. I also use a powerhead on a timer (on/off once a day) to clear the dead spots. I also do weekly 50% water changes and regularly clean the filters (one at a time).
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Agreed, that would be plenty. You can get away with smaller sumps but you need a really good flow rate and good maintenance.

For example I use two Eheim 2217's for my 6" Marginatus in a 150 litre tank. I also use a powerhead on a timer (on/off once a day) to clear the dead spots. I also do weekly 50% water changes and regularly clean the filters (one at a time).

for me larger sumps means more filtering, with bigger power heads = more flow rate. HAPPY FISH

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #20 of 23 Old 09-01-2010, 10:28 AM
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I just wanted to say... NO aquarium should be placed where a pet can fall in.
I doubt the pirahnas would eat your cat, but my mom used to have a fish tank....

She left on vacation, told a friend to feed her bird, fish, and dog.
The friend didn't do it.

The bird escaped, tried to drink from the aquarium, fell in, and drowned.
The dead bird quickly killed all the fish.


If your brother wants some agressive fish, just set up a african rift lake aquarium.
Still need a large tank (about 90 gallons) and a good bit of filtration... but much more interesting and colorful fish.

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