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Naughty Boy 07-14-2009 12:43 AM

81 gallon siamese tigerfish tank
 
Hello guys! Been out of the hobby for several years now. Around 7 years I think. Currently maintaining a saltwater tank(with live corals) at the office. Almost beside this tank is an empty 81 gallon(36 inch length x 20 inch width x 26 inch height) tank that was recently emptied. Can you give suggestions on how to setup for a Siamese tigerfish tank? I was thinking of adding a stingray as it's companion. I will start with juveniles of course. I have a smaller tank under the aquarium as filtration. Please help me out.

Lupin 07-14-2009 03:31 AM

Welcome to Fishforum.com.

Stingrays are not appropriate for that tank size. The datnoid will be fine there though.

Naughty Boy 07-14-2009 05:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 214582)
Welcome to Fishforum.com.

Stingrays are not appropriate for that tank size. The datnoid will be fine there though.

Thank you Mr. Lupin, any suggestions what tankmate should be best? and where can I acquire them? How do I go with the salinity of the water too? Should I still make it brackish? From what Ive heard most of the Siamese Tigerfish bred here has acclimated to the PH of ordinary aerated water? Plus the usual habit of mixing a few scoops of rocksalt every waterchange?

Lupin 07-14-2009 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Naughty Boy (Post 214586)
Thank you Mr. Lupin, any suggestions what tankmate should be best? and where can I acquire them? How do I go with the salinity of the water too? Should I still make it brackish? From what Ive heard most of the Siamese Tigerfish bred here has acclimated to the PH of ordinary aerated water? Plus the usual habit of mixing a few scoops of rocksalt every waterchange?

Most datnoids can do fine without turning the water into brackish conditions. I believe your water may be soft because almost all areas in Manila have soft water. If I were you, place crushed corals or seashells in your filter. Corals are your better bet. Limestones also help. No need to add salt and rock salt does not necessarily replicate brackish conditions. You'd need the marine salt as it has the buffering properties needed.

Suitable tankmates include polypterus. Stick to senegals and delhezis. Ornatipinnis are rather large and are best avoided.

Naughty Boy 07-14-2009 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 214839)
Most datnoids can do fine without turning the water into brackish conditions. I believe your water may be soft because almost all areas in Manila have soft water. If I were you, place crushed corals or seashells in your filter. Corals are your better bet. Limestones also help. No need to add salt and rock salt does not necessarily replicate brackish conditions. You'd need the marine salt as it has the buffering properties needed.

Suitable tankmates include polypterus. Stick to senegals and delhezis. Ornatipinnis are rather large and are best avoided.

Thank you for the advice Mr.Lupin. What are polypterus, senegals and delhezis ? Can you recommend where in Manila can i purchase these fish? Would placing just limestone be enough in helping the water condition? I really hate substrate thats why I want to avoid placing any in my tank if possible.

Naughty Boy 07-14-2009 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 214839)
If I were you, place crushed corals or seashells in your filter. Corals are your better bet. Limestones also help

Just reread your post.Thank you!

Lupin 07-15-2009 04:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Naughty Boy (Post 214952)
Thank you for the advice Mr.Lupin. What are polypterus, senegals and delhezis ? Can you recommend where in Manila can i purchase these fish? Would placing just limestone be enough in helping the water condition? I really hate substrate thats why I want to avoid placing any in my tank if possible.

Dels and sens should be commonly available by now. Try Cartimar. As for the limestone, it will work just fine. Place an eggcrate below it as the points can crack the glass bottom.


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