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Guest
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:58 am Reply with quote
Some people tell me my 60 gallon is ok, and some people tell me that a 90 gallon to a 125 gallon would be more appropriate. What one is it?

My current tank is a 48 inch long 60 gallon that is also 15 inches wide. Is this just the bare minimum for a fish like this?

Knowledgeable advice please.
Ozzy
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:32 am Reply with quote
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I would say to try 75 as a minimum BUT you can get by with a 60 if you have a good filter and do regular water changes
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Death Angel
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:35 am Reply with quote
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You can get away with a 75 with large weekly water canges. The 5'x18" is the best. But a 75 is ok.

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Guest
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:47 am Reply with quote
So should I just aim for 100 gallons then If I only want to do Montly or bi-weekly water changes as an adult?

If so, could anyone please recommend a website that sells 100 to 125 gallon glass tanks? I did a google search and came up with pretty much nothing.

Oh and thanks for the info fellas. Now I definitely know my 60 gallon is way too small.
Ozzy
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:04 am Reply with quote
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http://www.glasscages.com/

Try to do minimum 2 WC a month.


Also when getting a tank it is well worth getting it drilled for a sump tank. believe me Very Happy
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Death Angel
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:22 am Reply with quote
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I do 50-75% each week never less.

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Ozzy
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:30 am Reply with quote
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What kind of filtration are you running? That seems a bit excessive Confused I would go for 40% tops but usually do a 20% on each tank weekly
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Death Angel
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:30 am Reply with quote
A. citrinellum Joined: 26 Sep 2005 Posts: 36 Location: Clarksville, TN
Ozzy wrote:
What kind of filtration are you running? That seems a bit excessive Confused I would go for 40% tops but usually do a 20% on each tank weekly


Each tank has 1-2 power filters and a #5 sponge filter. If you want to grow a large long life Midas water and food is very important. I also do a 50-75% in all ponds.

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Ozzy
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:06 am Reply with quote
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Ponds are supposed to be fine for some time. I currently use filters rated to double tank size.
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Guest
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:13 am Reply with quote
Ozzy wrote:
http://www.glasscages.com/

Try to do minimum 2 WC a month.


Also when getting a tank it is well worth getting it drilled for a sump tank. believe me Very Happy


Hey thanks Ozzy, I'll check out that site.

Btw, what is a sump tank? Never heard of it. Embarassed
Ozzy
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:05 am Reply with quote
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It is also called a wet/dry filter. it is like this but if you get the tank drilled it will be much more sleek





There you will be able to put heaters and other things, it also is a great type of filter Very Happy
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Ozzy
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:11 am Reply with quote
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Tank with an overflow box, not as good as if you have your tank drilled



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boxhitter
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:36 pm Reply with quote
A. labiatus Joined: 18 Nov 2005 Posts: 69
yes i agree with the oz i change about 25 percent of the water in my tanks every week
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Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:11 am Reply with quote
So does this Sump tank take the place of regular power and canister filters? I really like the Marineland Emporer filters. I have 2 - 250's on my 60 gallon and I would probably get two of the larger units (I forget the model number) for a 75 or a 100 gallon. That would be a total of 4 biowheels plus the wet dry sump tank.

I know you can't over filter a tank but my only concern is.....What will be the monthly cost for filter media with that Sump tank? I'm was spending $20 a month for my 4 filter cartridges. But now I've been buying everything from DR. Fosters/Smith for less the half the cost!

Anyhow what does maintaining the sump tank envolve and how much does it cost a month? Sorry but I know very little about these filters.

Thanks
Ozzy
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:14 am Reply with quote
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I would register and ask Oscar6 he has a store dedicated to filter media. He will be able to help you (as well as sell you media cheaper than most places)


If not drop me a line at
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