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SNOOPs 02-03-2009 09:32 PM

A Fresh start and new opportunities.
Hey whats up everyone I just upgraded my 45 gallonto a 100 gallon and I am trying to take it slow and steady, and try and get some recommendations on what kind of , filter systems and other things I can put into my tank..

I have
Largemouth Bass [1]
Blue Gill [2]
"Murray" 7 Inches
"Dottie" 2 1/2 Inches
Pleco [1]
Blue Lobster [1]

They have all lived in the 45 gallon, for about 9 months and they have have grown very big and its now time to move out of there apartment into there small luxury mansion..

I got all the fish no bigger than 2 inches and the bass has reached 7 inches and the blue gill is around the same if not bigger, the 2nd blue gill I caught yesterday to add to the addition he is doing very well.. he is about 2 1/2 inches and it seems like the 7 inch blue gill protects him from the bass.. The dark colored blue gill which I think is a male is very aggressive and keeps the bass in check and the blue gill has his own spot and wont allow anything to go into his cave.. Not even the blue Lobster..

So on that note im ready to get these guy's moved in, but I want some good help from some people that have had some good success in my department and I know about all the legal issues on the matter so please keep them to your self.

Also any other take mates I might be able to add? Let me know the best possible filter and additional items that might be good to use in this tank..


SNOOPs 02-04-2009 11:59 AM

Any help?

Twistersmom 02-04-2009 04:02 PM

I dont have any experience keeping any of those fish. I would assume they are quit messy. I would consider double filtration. Maybe an Emperor 400 to hang on the back, along with a good canister filter. What are you plans with the 45gal? Moving all the fish at once into an uncycled tank, is likely to kill them. Even if you do a fishless cycle (using pure ammonia to cycle the tank) I dont think you would be able to introduce all those fish into the new tank safely. Do you have a good water test kit? If you tear down the 45gal, use the gravel from that tank to put in the new, plus use the filter from it along with the new filters, maybe the fish would be ok, if you have a good water test kit and are prepared to do water changes if ammonia and nitrites get out of line.

Sj45 02-05-2009 01:36 PM

This is the exact fish tank my dad would prefer :P sounds amazing tbh...I would rec. as twistersmom has said to use the gravel and filter from the other 45 gal and probably add an extra filter just for the sake.

Btw, what do you feed the fish you have atm?

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