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Old 07-29-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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Unhappy How does he do it?!!!!

hello every1,

so here is a friday update to all you aquatic-maniacs(like me!).

i have my 4 tanks up and running adn i have 4 tanks due to the fact that all the fish i have cant b together, BUT i just got home from meeting up with some friends and one of the guys that was there(a friend of a friend) has some how managed to get all these to live together with no problem at all about a year and looking good....here you go......

550g custom bowfront(3 fx5)
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12-15 minnows(feeder fish)
20+ guppies
3 plecos
about 16-20 jewels cichlids
12-16 demasoni cichlids
20-26 mixed malawi cichlids
and this is the one that got me....
1 green spotted puffer fish!!!


WAT??? i thought GSP fish are brackish water and that they can kill almost every fish lol.....how in the world did he pull this off? because he wont tell me lol.

thanks forum!!
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:31 PM   #2
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Probably a very well planted tank with tons of rocks to break up the sight of each of the fish. I mean, 550g is a lot of water and a lot of space. It doesn't sound too unreasonable to me.
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Have you seen it or pictures? I'm sure that would help.

And the puffer, I've heard of tons of people who keep them freshwater for long term. I have no idea what the long term effect is, but it has to be possible. Think of all the newbies who never research and pick one up from a shop that gives no education.
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i literally just saw it about 20-30 mins ago. i was amazed lol. and yea he has this whole caves system setup and he even has red pots cut in half to make little arch under the dead corral peices he has in there . this guy is a good aquascaper, lots of tall and short silk plants, great design,and i thought wow this guy bought all this sand?? nope! he bought pool filter sand for about 5$ per 50lbs bag. and i fell in love with the puffer.
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That makes sense. Sounds very interesting though, I would love to see it.
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:50 PM   #6
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What! How did that happen! Maybe it's from all that room, but still that's crazy!!!
Then again...I've seen arowanas with blood parrots, goldfish and convicts together in a 200 gallon tank at restaurants...those fish lasted for two years.
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Those must be some super fast minnows
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GSP live up to a few years in freshwater, but it won't let them live up to 10+ years like they could in marine water. 550g is seriously a lot of swimming space. I can't imagine managing that big of a tank! Props to your friend.
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WOW Eko! A 550 gallon tank! Can you post a photo of it. Would love to see it! Amazing! What are the dimensions of it?
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I'm seconding the picture. That a serious water change. Sure it isn't just an extension of the Georgia Aquarium? haha
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