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Tigris 06-02-2012 04:45 PM

New 45 gallon, Stock Help!!
 
Just got a new (used) 45 gallon off of Craig's List, and I wanted some help with stocking....

All I am 100% on getting is either a peacock eel or a ropefish....or any other related brother

I am going to use sand....I have Quikrete play sand...not the white sand but the tannish brown one, is that good?

Any help?

Tigris 06-02-2012 10:37 PM

Bump!

Byron 06-04-2012 10:30 AM

I've not maintained either fish personally, but a Ropefish requires a larger tank since it will attain up to 3 feet. The peacock eel will or should be fine in your tank, with sand. Here's some more info:
Tropical fish - Macrognathus siamensis - Peacock Eel

Tigris 06-04-2012 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 1105900)
I've not maintained either fish personally, but a Ropefish requires a larger tank since it will attain up to 3 feet. The peacock eel will or should be fine in your tank, with sand. Here's some more info:
Tropical fish - Macrognathus siamensis - Peacock Eel

Just found this guy. It should work if I can find more info on him, he only gets about 8 in.

eel mastacembelus reg afromastacembelus sp. - Segrest Farms

Help finding info if possible?

Byron the Quikrete you sand you used was it brownish with little pieces of would in it?

Byron 06-04-2012 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Tigris (Post 1105995)
Just found this guy. It should work if I can find more info on him, he only gets about 8 in.

eel mastacembelus reg afromastacembelus sp. - Segrest Farms

Help finding info if possible?

Byron the Quikrete you sand you used was it brownish with little pieces of would in it?

Sand is tan/gray dry, a mix of black/white/tan/gray particles. It is ideal for aquaria as it is not rough, so for burrowing fish this is what you want. I got mine at Home Depot in Canada, i believe Lowe's also carry it. Quikrete Play Sand.

On the eel, there are several species and I am unfamiliar with these. The common Tire-Track Eel is in this genus, it attains 3 feet.

Tigris 06-04-2012 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 1106081)
Sand is tan/gray dry, a mix of black/white/tan/gray particles. It is ideal for aquaria as it is not rough, so for burrowing fish this is what you want. I got mine at Home Depot in Canada, i believe Lowe's also carry it. Quikrete Play Sand.

On the eel, there are several species and I am unfamiliar with these. The common Tire-Track Eel is in this genus, it attains 3 feet.


According to the wholesaler it should only get up to 8in...did your sand have little pieces of wood in it?

Byron 06-04-2012 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Tigris (Post 1106108)
According to the wholesaler it should only get up to 8in...did your sand have little pieces of wood in it?

As I said, size depends upon the species. There are some 24 species in this genus...which by the way is no longer valid as Afromastachembelus, but now is just Mastachembelus. I wouldn't trust the dealer without knowing the species.

No, there was no wood in the playsand, and so far I've gone through 6 bags.

Tigris 06-04-2012 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 1106156)
As I said, size depends upon the species. There are some 24 species in this genus...which by the way is no longer valid as Afromastachembelus, but now is just Mastachembelus. I wouldn't trust the dealer without knowing the species.

No, there was no wood in the playsand, and so far I've gone through 6 bags.

I'm doing to the research before I buy it....

As long as I get the wood out it should be ok I assume?

Byron 06-04-2012 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Tigris (Post 1106162)
I'm doing to the research before I buy it....

As long as I get the wood out it should be ok I assume?

If it has fragments of real wood they will float when it is under water so they should rinse out.

Tigris 06-04-2012 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 1106207)
If it has fragments of real wood they will float when it is under water so they should rinse out.


Thanks for the help, still trying to find some info on this guy but every site I have seen, it's different


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