08-20-2012, 10:00 PM
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Okay, I have never done brackish but I beleive mollies and puffers are sold in many places... however I would do a tropical tank since you are new to this hobby! I am so jealous that you got that huge tank WOW. Well I can give you some advice. Discus are really great fish, if you are willing to spend a bit of money and have some time to spare. They are like goldfish and produce a lot of waste, so you would have to do LOTS of water changes and many people who care for discus have bare bottom tanks because they are really easy to clean (I reccomend that for a beginner because it requires much less work) cichlids are also really cool, but some of them eat all the plants in the tank so I would recommend a rocky theme for them! Okay a really cool tank I saw that would be perfect for them is in the movie Submarine. Its an english film, but in the main character's dining room is a really beautiful tank that is almost completely bare and it worked out really well. If you are wanting larger fish (which are super cool I reccomend :3) you have to clean the tank a TON more no matter what. If you want a schooling tank, then it requires a ton less work. Before setting up the tank I would read lots and lots of books on the species you are thinking of getting. Many people give up on fish keeping because their first tank was a complete disaster and it discouraged them to keep the fish. Keeping fish is really easy if you have the right information so READ READ READ! If you are wanting agressive fish then you must put them with compatable species so READ about that too. Getting correct information is key to keeping a healthy aquarium.
It is super good that you have 2 filters because if you want to keep larger fish then the filters with do much of the work for you! But neglecting to clean the tank regularly will result in excess ammonia and that will distress the fish! So getting bigger fish=more care!
You can get really cool large fish for your tank since its so large, but you must be careful when getting aggressive fish. Sometimes 150 gallons isnt enough because they are territorial and another fish put in the tank will not end well.
There are simple rules in caring for fish and once you know them it will be so easy to take care of fish.
Again I really reccommend discus. They are very beautiful, peaceful and get along with a number of other fish. Discus really like 10-20 gallons each so I would put about 10 discus in your tank for a very beautiful display.
ALSO oscars are cool. They are said to have really awesome personalities, but I have never kept and oscar, so I have no idea how to take care of them. What I know about them is that they get HUGE and that they eat all of the fish as big or smaller than their mouths, so Its hard to keep lots of other fish with them... or so I have thought.. I may be wrong though.
My best advice for you is to go to the library, find as many books about keeping aquariums as you can and read every single one.