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Old 11-06-2003, 12:52 PM   #1
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Hi there all.

I would like to say that i am a 21 Male and I live in the uk.

I would like to start a brackish fisktank.

Please, I would like to know what type of fishy's I can get and what I will need to get to have a good setup.
I dont have much money so I kinda need to know a good deal if I see one.

Also I have thing about noice.
It need to be realy quite...

thanks.



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Old 11-06-2003, 12:56 PM   #2
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Well the setup, fish type and cost will all depend on the size of the tank you choose. That is the best place to start. Or else choose the type of fish you really want and from there find out the requirements that would be the minimum you should get. I have never gotten to start a brackish tank myself as the choice of fish for me is pretty much mollies and guppies around here.
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Old 11-06-2003, 02:27 PM   #3
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Hi there all.

I would like to say that i am a 21 Male and I live in the uk.
Hi dude, i too live in the Uk, which part of the Uk are you based.

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Please, I would like to know what type of fishy's I can get
I agree with tkos and also check you local fish shop (LFS)

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and what I will need to get to have a good setup.
Most aquarium shops (LFS) do complete starter tanks which contains everything you need to start your first fish tank. All you have to add is gravel (cheap), water (you will need dechlorinator) and your fishes. I suggest you buy the biggest tank you can afford as the water conditions in the tank will be more stable.

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Also I have thing about noice.
It need to be realy quite...
try it before you buy. Most are quiet especially the submerged filter systems
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Old 11-06-2003, 04:25 PM   #4
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Most HOB (hang on back filters) are quiet enough as long as the water level doesn't drop.

Also with a brackish tank you need salt of course, but marine salt, not NaCl (tanle salt). This is an added expense, and also a hygrometer to measure the salinity level.
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Old 11-06-2003, 05:04 PM   #5
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Hello and welcome!

Check out this thread... It was started by someone who is starting a brackish tank to raise a green spotted puffer...

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...er=asc&start=0
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Old 11-06-2003, 08:34 PM   #6
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Other fish which inhabit brackish waters include:
Scats
Gobies
Archerfish
Mollies
Toadfish

and lots more. I suggest you read thru Wetwebmedia's Brackish section to see which are compatible and for more info on set-up: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/BrackishS...ubWebIndex.htm
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Old 11-07-2003, 05:03 AM   #7
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Yes the tank I have been given is a 2Foot by 1Foot by 18Inchs
It includes an undergravel filter and some gravel....I have to get the rest...

I would like to get a green spotted puffer and other (weird looking) fish too.
I live in Exeter Devon.

I will read that thread that Tigerlily & Allivymar gave me.
Thankyou.
Im sure I will be posting here lots.

Thankyou again.



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Old 11-07-2003, 06:04 AM   #8
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Opps!
I just clicked the report button to ssee what it does and I think is gone and done something...
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Old 11-07-2003, 06:07 AM   #9
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Oh oh oh .... Please tell me I can have these in my tank....

In Order of wantness in tank :P

Green Spotted Puffer
Erpetoichthys

Polypterus delhezi

Toadfish

Labeotropheus fuelleborni

Weird Looking thing...


The Silver Scat, Scatophagus (Selenotoca) multifasciatus

Platybelone argalus platyura

Parambassis ranga


& any rainbow, mollies, and tetra fish

Would these be ok toghether?
If so what type would I put in first?
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Very cool bunch of fish, but not all are compatible and way too many for a tank your size! You've got what converts to a 22 gallon US tank (most of the tank measurements here are in US gallons).

Your first choice, the GSP is a nippy aggressive lil bugger. He may not be the best fish for tankmates. He needs lots of room as well; they get to be over 6 inches long. The ropefish will likely see smaller tankmates as food. Do pass on the glassfish (Parambassis ranga) if they have those funky colors as you can see in the pic you posted. Glassfish are naturally clear; when you see colors on em it means they have been artificially dyed, and will likely not survive (plus, its a nasty cruel practice to the fish). And so on; I suggest doing some research on the fish you have chosen to see which will be compatible and appropriate for your tank size
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