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Planning a new tank!

Postby Figge on Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:22 pm

Hey there!

I'm getting my Fahaka puffer a new tank and I found a rather cheap 750L tank, with the measurements 1mX1mX75cm (LxDxH).
Would that be sufficent for an adult fahaka? I would personally prefer a tank that's somewhat longer but then again, this tank has a pretty wicked footprint so there should be plenty of room.

Whatcha think?
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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby hadla on Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:57 pm

i would think so, since its almost 200g.
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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby bertie 83 on Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:47 pm

I would say no. Not long enough for a fahaka to swim lengths
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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby hadla on Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:16 pm

bertie 83 wrote:I would say no. Not long enough for a fahaka to swim lengths


i stand corrected! =P im not good with meters lol
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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby bertie 83 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:21 am

At first I thought wow awesome. Then I realised it's only twice the length of the fish. This would make an ace grow out tank for a juvi, so long as he was removed before substantial length was obtained. Or would be amazing to setup for some smaller puffers.
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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby hadla on Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:55 am

bertie 83 wrote: Or would be amazing to setup for some smaller puffers.


can i suggest about 50 dps? ;)
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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby bertie 83 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:58 am

You certainly can lol. May be tough to keep an eye on them with a tank that depth. I was thinking 10 bbg and 5 f8 puffs
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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby Figge on Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:45 am

Thanks for the replies!

Hadla, I'll be sure to use feet/inches and gallons from now on. ;)

Bertie, Yeah the length I what bothers me with this tank as well. I would love to have my fahaka swimming in a 6'-7' tank but I haven't got the room for one. The longest tank I would be able to fit in my apartment is a 5 footer. I thought I'd ask for some advice here to see if a Fahaka would be able to thrive in the tank I found due to the footprint even though it's lacking in length!

Hehe, the idea of having a swarm of dp's in that tank is well worth considering. :D

Oh, I forgot to ask. What would you say is the minimum length for a fahaka tank?
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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby bertie 83 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:49 am

A 5 foot will do. You will find yourself wanting bigger though
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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby hadla on Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:26 pm

Figge wrote:Thanks for the replies!

Hehe, the idea of having a swarm of dp's in that tank is well worth considering. :D


yay! you know you want the dps! =P

lol, i just walked up to my dp tank and theyre all at the front staring at me. can you imagine having like 20 or more of them just staring at you when you walk up to the tank? its too cute for words!
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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby Figge on Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:57 am

I gotta get me some dps! :D They seem adoreable!

I found another plausible tank with the measurements 200cmX70cmX35cm (that's 80inc 28inc 14inc for you hadla ;) )
Would this be any good or will he be sorta cramped in such a shallow tank?
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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby scpion on Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:07 pm

The dimension looks rather interesting! Footprint might look great but do consider that when u do a 50% wc, theres not much water left in there (height).. Mine gets jumpy when it freaks out that the water is getting too low..
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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby bertie 83 on Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:44 pm

I do multiple smaller changes on mine, 3x 30% weekly. If you are happy to do that then go for it
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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby hadla on Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:49 pm

Figge wrote:I gotta get me some dps! :D They seem adoreable!

I found another plausible tank with the measurements 200cmX70cmX35cm (that's 80inc 28inc 14inc for you hadla ;) )
Would this be any good or will he be sorta cramped in such a shallow tank?


lol thanks =P how many gallons is it?
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SW biocube 29: Zelda, a small Valentini puff, Roger, my small Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Allens damsel, corals
FW 10g: planted with a small swarm of dps, 3 eel loaches, 2 kuhlis, amano shrimp
FW 10g: male betta, amanos, plants, and snails

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Re: Planning a new tank!

Postby Figge on Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:33 pm

scpion wrote:The dimension looks rather interesting! Footprint might look great but do consider that when u do a 50% wc, theres not much water left in there (height).. Mine gets jumpy when it freaks out that the water is getting too low..


I didn't even think of that, oddly enough! Hehe. I prefer doing several small waterchanges anyhow so that wouldn't be much of a problem I guess!

hadla wrote:
Figge wrote:I gotta get me some dps! :D They seem adoreable!

I found another plausible tank with the measurements 200cmX70cmX35cm (that's 80inc 28inc 14inc for you hadla ;) )
Would this be any good or will he be sorta cramped in such a shallow tank?


lol thanks =P how many gallons is it?


The least I can do as a trade for your input. ;) should be about.. 130!
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