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Author Topic: New planted tank setup  (Read 1907 times)
Nathain sagers
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« on: January 08, 2017, 01:23:58 AM »
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I am getting my plans together for a planted tank. It's not really the usual setup. I want to do a flooded Amazon forest type. Heavily planted and lots of driftwood. The fish I want is the biggest thing. I want 1 hydrolycus tataua, 1 fahaka puffer, 2 barracuda, 1 bagarius bagarius, and an eel. Thinking black spotted. I would appreciate any help or suggestions. Thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2017, 08:13:28 AM »
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Welcome,

I think you should do ALOT more research on the fish you want, unless you have a tank the size of most public aquariums. You also have salt and fresh water fish in that list.

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 10:38:10 AM »
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Hydrolycus tatauaia- "Suitable only for public installations or the very largest private aquaria.... An obligate but generalised piscivore capable of consuming surprisingly large prey." So you will end up with just one fish in your 50,000 gal. tank. This tish grgrows to about 18 inches, not counting the tail.

Tetraodon lineatus- this fish is not from the Amazon it is from Africa. It gets as big as the tatauaia. But the abiove fish needs much harder water than this puffer, So one of the fish will be stressed and unhealthy in the same tank. "A generally aggressive and intolerant species that really should be kept alone. Its beak-like mouth can easily bite chunks from other fish, or in extreme cases rip them to pieces. If you decide to take the risk you will need a huge tank, and tankmates that swim too quickly for the puffer to catch them easily."

barracuda?????? don't be absurd is all I can come up with here.

Bagarius bagarius- this also is not an Amazon fish, it is from Asia. "Suitable only for public installations or the very largest, highly-specialised private aquaria."

My real question here is, "Are you serious?????????"



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Nathain Sagers
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2017, 02:16:23 PM »
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I don't have freshwater and saltwater fish on the list. They are all freshwater thank you. Bagarius bagarius is from India. I have seen vampire tetra and puffers in tanks with other fish and have no problems. This is my first planted tank. This spring I am building a larger tank, and will be moving fish around. I was looking for suggestions on plants and lights. From someone who knows what they are talking about
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2017, 08:30:39 PM »
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Have at it Nathain,

You wont get any better advice than from this forum. Good luck on that large tank you plan on building. I hope its huge.
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2017, 09:01:26 PM »
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I'm all for hobbyists who can manage to keep and care for unique, larger and relatively rare fishes.  happy

Were you referring to  Ctenolucius hujeta on your Barracudas? The good news for your Vampire Tetra is that the one you plan to obtain is a small one of their group ( about 16-18 inches). The bad news is that they still may not work well with the other fish you plan. More bad news....If the catfish doesn't get picked on, harassed, or killed by the other fish you plan to keep, it can grow to eat the other fish you plan to keep.

Plants could actually be relative, if you want to create a flooded portion of the Amazon considering that two of the fish species you plan to keep do not come from that region. In that respect, I would recommend a combination of a few different plants that can be planted in sand/gravel and some that can be attached a grown on the driftwood you will have in your tank. Java fern, Java Moss, or various Anubias (nana and barteri are good ones) that can be attached, then will grow on your driftwood (and rocks also). Other plantings, such as swords would also work, but may require more than the standard moderate lighting that would normally come with light hoods.

Either way, this sounds like a bold endeavor on your part. I would wish for you to succeed and let us know your progress on your tank(s).


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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 06:28:14 PM »
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105,000 L tank. I suggest you watch them in full screen and high def. Sorry they are not in English.



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