06-20-2008, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Cody
I wouldn't add anything else. A 70G tank is a "good" size for one individual, and having two is already overstocked because of their waste and messy nature, plus of their size. You need to stock dependant on adult size, and not just how big they are right now (which will be 14"+).
Has anyone ever heard of a "grow out" tank? I disagree that the maximum tank size should be used right off the bat. It is OK to have a smaller tank while the fish(es) is(are) juvenile. Not a single one of you would immediately buy a 300g tank for a 4" arowanna. Na'ry a soul. I'd take odds on it. And I'll bet against all comers. I'm going to end up a very rich man.
You folks would drop a loaf if you were to see my 300g Mbuna tank!!! Talk about alot of fish!!! I'm spending too much on fish and boats to purchase good photo equipment.
One cannot say that the tank is overstocked without knowing the filtration system being used. I personally think that 10g-12g nanos are too small. (gonna catch some flack for that statement) If you're going to do it, do it right, start with a minimum 125g for your SW tank. The ocean is MUCH larger than any inland lake or river.
A 70g is plenty for the oscars until they reach a certain size.