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e36bmwtuner 11-22-2008 11:31 PM

Moray in a 52 gallon?
 
Hello,

What is your opinion on keeping a moray in a 52 gallon tank for several months while I clear up my 110 gallon tank? I'm looking at a 20" Honeycomb Moray, just incase your wondering.

Thanks for the input!
Ricki Weston

Pasfur 11-23-2008 07:50 AM

On a temporary basis, with proper care, I don't see a problem at all.

e36bmwtuner 11-27-2008 09:30 PM

Well, I just took delivery of my 10 inch long Yellow Edge Moray on Tuesday that came from the diver's den on liveaquaria.com. (sorry if im not supposed to name website here....). It appears healthy and seems like it has not been starved. So far, it has aclimated well to my tank. I am going to get some coral to put in the tank with him. I only have compact flourescents though so it'll be rather difficult to find compatible coral. I am going to get a new larger tank (probably about 10 feet long by 4 feet wide and 4 feet tall) that I'm going to transfer oops gotta go; be back in a bit

e36bmwtuner 11-27-2008 09:53 PM

So as I was saying: I am going to transfer all my fish from my 110 gallon tank to my new big reef tank and I will put this moray either into the 110 or maybe even into the reef. It all depends on how agressive he is/becomes.

Ricki

ch08 12-19-2008 12:31 AM

sounds fine to me. I got a 27" yellowmouth moray in a 30gal rubbermaid tub right now and he's doing fine.

Old Man Of The Sea 01-09-2009 01:40 PM

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On a temporary basis, with proper care, I don't see a problem at all
The problem in saying it as easy as that be, up too this point in time, I known of a great many who tried keeping this strong beautiful animal in even a bit larger type of tank. And up to now, not one of those many who began bragging of keeping this animal, still owns it today.

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I only have compact flourescents though so it'll be rather difficult to find compatible coral.
The real problem in having larger growing eel species in a home reef aquarium is that, they will most certainly knock over corals. Unless your able to permanent position the corals, its something you not want to try.

But I do hope that you realize that the tess will grow, or could grow larger then 5-6' and is a very powerful animal who in time with 3-5 lbs LR`s, be like playing, bing-bong with them. also, the lid would have to be strongly secure to keep the animal inside its tank.

Another thing be, a 110 for this eel, is not a good idea, it needs a far much larger tank, in order to have places to move around in.

Buddy

Old Man Of The Sea 01-09-2009 02:13 PM

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bing-bong
OOPS!!

That is Ping-Pong rather :oops:

onefish2fish 01-09-2009 03:17 PM

a 4 foot tall tank? are you sure about this?

if your going to want to keep corals in this your going to need 400watt if not 1000watt halides

Sucidemonkey 01-09-2009 03:56 PM

I might be ignorant.
 
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Originally Posted by e36bmwtuner (Post 154694)
probably about 10 feet long by 4 feet wide and 4 feet tall)


1045 Gallon Aquarium 120x48x48

Is that what your talking about? is it acrylic? Cause if it is thats a good $11,970.00 Not including Lighting and the thousand pounds of gravel you need. Plus re-inforcing your House to hold up that weight. And the filtration is going to be INSANE.


If you get that and can get it going. invite me over cause id love to go scuba diving :P

onefish2fish 01-09-2009 04:16 PM

hes talking about saltwater suicide, so it would be 800 lbs of live rock which is $2.50-10 a pound.
a good 600 lbs of live sand which isnt cheap either and the halides are very expensive itself. electricity expenses alone will be extreme. running lights, a massive protien skimmer, powerheads and so on adds up on the bill very fast.


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