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« on: May 23, 2015, 03:08:21 PM »

Hi,
I just bought 2 tiger oscars for my 75 gallon. I love oscars and wish I could give them more room in a bigger tank, but they will be alone in the 75. I don't have the funds or room for a larger tank, so I am doing my best to provide the best for them with what I have. I have 2 C-360 marineland canister filters that are rated for a 100 gallon tank each. Each filter puts out 360 gph. I just wanted comments on my setup, is this enough filtration for 2 oscars? Adequate room for them or way to small? Time will tell if they get along as they grow but they do have the whole 75 gallon to themselves.
Thanks for any info
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2015, 03:37:27 PM »

I don't think you will like my answer.  Normally, a 75 gallon aquarium may be ok for one but not two Oscars.  I looked back on your posts and found this from February of 2012:   "Really would not recommend the Oscar.  It may work but a 75 is too small for an Oscar in my opinion.  (They get very large, very fast!)  A 125 would be the minimum for an Oscar and 180 for two or three."

What made you change your mind?

So, I would definitely return at least one of those fish to the shop.
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2015, 09:39:10 PM »

Thank you pat mary awesome reply
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 05:32:28 PM »

You have enough filtration, but not enough water.
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2015, 07:24:28 AM »

Keeping member fish of the 'tank buster' variety is possible in a 75 gallon aquarium, but it certainly will not be fun and a lot of extra work on the part of the hobbyist. Our hobby is supposed to be fun  Wink happy


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