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deekim916 06-10-2011 09:26 PM

Gettin a 130-150gal
 
Im getting a 130-150gal tank from a my brother.. this thing is huge. I was wondering what type of fish would be good to keep? I always liked arowanas but i dont know if this tank would be suitable for that big of a fish. Do they have ones that stay smaller? I kinda want a tank with a bunch of different types and colors to really set it off.

Id like to go a planted with driftwood. Tropical of course.

Teishokue 06-11-2011 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by deekim916 (Post 697578)
Im getting a 130-150gal tank from a my brother.. this thing is huge. I was wondering what type of fish would be good to keep? I always liked arowanas but i dont know if this tank would be suitable for that big of a fish. Do they have ones that stay smaller? I kinda want a tank with a bunch of different types and colors to really set it off.

Id like to go a planted with driftwood. Tropical of course.

consider baby arowana?????? very nice to grow in

Teishokue 06-11-2011 01:20 AM

For colors, Choprae danios are flashy highlite colors. Neon tetras are a favorite shoal group. cherry barbs are for a deep red when in heat. depending on what you want, theres tons of fish. find a wish list and post it here, then they will help you pick out which are good together which are bad

Romad 06-11-2011 09:58 AM

Romad wipes drool off of chin so she can type :)

Start by checking your tap water ph and hardness. A heavily planted Discus tank would be gorgeous. Or fancy goldfish.

deekim916 06-11-2011 12:11 PM

I apologize, this is actually a 100 gallon.

How big do baby arowanas get?

I was also thinking of doing a cichlid tank, something thats kinda aggressive, or maybe 1 big fish that can eat little fish. I like watching the arowanas and catfish feed at the local pet store. but their tank is huuuuuuugee!

I kinda want bigger fish so it would be easier to clean..

please throw me ideas!

Byron 06-11-2011 01:04 PM

There is more than one species, but the most frequently seen is the South American one, Osteoglossum bicirrhosum or commonly-called Silver Arowana. It attains more than 3 feet, even larger in its habitat. A 6-foot tank will work for a juvenile, but as it grows it needs a much larger setup, preferably an indoor pond. A basic guide is that the tank for large fish should be sufficient in width that the fish would be able to turn around in its tank while full length (without bending), and the length should be several times that of the fish.

Byron.

deekim916 06-11-2011 01:18 PM

Also, I wanted to know if you guys had any links of setting up a planted aquarium on a budget.

Byron 06-11-2011 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by deekim916 (Post 698064)
Also, I wanted to know if you guys had any links of setting up a planted aquarium on a budget.

You should have a read of the 4-part series "A Basic Approach to the Natural Planted Aquarium" which is "stickied" at the head of the Aquarium Plants section here. This natural or low-tech approach is far less expensive, once you get the light fixture. Many of us who actively follow this method will be pleased to answer specific questions.

You can see what the tanks look like in the photos under "Aquarims" below my name on the left.

Byron.

PaperclipGirl 06-11-2011 06:22 PM

I'll submit my vote for an oscar - my brother had one and I'm considering getting one in another tank just to feed my convict cichlid fry too so my 55g tank doesn't get too overcrowed.

He kept one with a pleco, red tailed shark, glass catfish and a blue lobster. He had it for years and it would recognize him - some people liken oscars to dogs...

amazon21 06-12-2011 10:41 AM

mbuna African cichlid tank?? colorful and aggressive


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