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red_devil_man
Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:04 am Reply with quote
A. labiatus Joined: 29 May 2006 Posts: 94
should i buy a powerhead for my reddevil.I bought one for my piranha tank and it is constintly swimming in front of it,and the piranha loves it.Shoul i buy one for my reddevil.He is 5 inches and is in a 29 gallon unti he gets bigger.I would appreciate any advice on the topic thanks.
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sebastian
Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:38 am Reply with quote
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i think that it is not a bad idea

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Fish_King
Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:17 am Reply with quote
A. labiatus Joined: 25 Mar 2006 Posts: 69 Location: Sacramento,Cali.
i think its a pretty good idea...i'd get one too but the thing is that my 29 gallon is kinda tall....u know what i mean...i would only want to get a power head for big but much flatter tanks....but hey i think it makes ur red devil healthier man...i think it will make him hungirer because he burns more food therefore makes him eat more...maybe even grow a little bit more?... Very Happy
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TenaciousTankBuster
Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:57 am Reply with quote
A. lyonsi Joined: 14 Feb 2006 Posts: 154 Location: Los Angeles, California
I think getting your RD an 80 gallon tank or more is much more impt than a powerhead.

Do you use it as a water pump, or do you try to use it on an undergravel uplift tube???

Either way, it's a good idea for the short term....as it can't hurt either way.
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suziqu1111
Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:03 am Reply with quote
New Member Joined: 04 Jul 2006 Posts: 3 Location: Hoffman Estates, IL
You would be surprised at what a Midas can endure. I will always advocate a large filter, and lots of airation. My boy grew to 12" in a 30 gallon tank. I admit, it was not good for him, I was kinda stuck. I could not get him a larger tank! But a 60-110 filter and a bubble decoration kept him health. Now, I would not recommend this, but if you get stuck in a small tank, invest in a great filtration system!![/img]
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TenaciousTankBuster
Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:21 pm Reply with quote
A. lyonsi Joined: 14 Feb 2006 Posts: 154 Location: Los Angeles, California
I know they can endure alot, but forcing a 12 inch fish to grow up in a 20 gallon tank is not very good for the fish. I am surprised he got so big in there. How long did it take him to grow that big?

It would essentially be like me living in my closet tho.
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red_devil_man
Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:33 pm Reply with quote
A. labiatus Joined: 29 May 2006 Posts: 94
its a 29 gallon and it took 7 monthes
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TenaciousTankBuster
Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:57 pm Reply with quote
A. lyonsi Joined: 14 Feb 2006 Posts: 154 Location: Los Angeles, California
You must have been doing 50% water changes every week and feeding him like a horse to get him to grow that fast in such a tiny tank. Most people would have ended up killing the fish due to high levels of ammonia and over feeding
by keeping him in such a small tank for so long.

Anyways we all learn from our mistakes! Very Happy
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red_devil_man
Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:27 am Reply with quote
A. labiatus Joined: 29 May 2006 Posts: 94
yea i do water changes like 4 times a week.he is very bright orange.I feed him feeders and hikari cihclid gold.
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TenaciousTankBuster
Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:18 am Reply with quote
A. lyonsi Joined: 14 Feb 2006 Posts: 154 Location: Los Angeles, California
Well congrats on a healthy fish man. He's going to love that 75! Cool I'm actually looking into between an 80 to 100 gallon tank for my single RD. Everyone says "The bigger the better". Well if you ask me, anything over 100 gallons is just not necessary for a single predatory cichlid. Anyhow Here's my current 60 gallon tank, I'll prob keep the dominant white/orange male in there till hes about 5 or 6 inches before upgrading when I move.

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red_devil_man
Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:01 pm Reply with quote
A. labiatus Joined: 29 May 2006 Posts: 94
nice tank man.those reddevils are beatutiful.how many times do u do a water change.how big are they
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red_devil_man
Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:02 pm Reply with quote
A. labiatus Joined: 29 May 2006 Posts: 94
nice tank once again what kind of filtration do u use
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TenaciousTankBuster
Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:18 pm Reply with quote
A. lyonsi Joined: 14 Feb 2006 Posts: 154 Location: Los Angeles, California
Thanks man

Just what you see there, the 2 MarineLand Emporer 280's. Thats 560 GPH. I do a 50% water change every week.

The Rd's are about 2.5 inches each except for this guy which is about 3. I wanted to wait for a pair to form to confirm that he is indeed a male. But it's taking a long time. Anyways I'm nearly positive this guy is a male because he is the largest and the clear dominant one in the tank.



I know its hard to tell at this age, but does he look like a male to you?
Thanks
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red_devil_man
Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:26 am Reply with quote
A. labiatus Joined: 29 May 2006 Posts: 94
it looks like a male to me.
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