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Old 11-01-2006, 10:58 PM   #11
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That is a 120 gallons if your measurements are right. I think you current stock will fit quite well, along with new members. You may want two or three more silver dollars to fill out the school. BN plecos only get 5-6 inches.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:00 PM   #12
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I wish I could get a tank like that, lol. My biggest is a 75G. I want a 265G desparately, lol.

Yes, you have a lot more room than you thought, and can add more fish. But do so slowly to let the biofilter keep up with your adding of fish. A few fish each week or 2. I would agree on adding to your current schools(like mentioned above), as those fish do better in larger schools
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:02 PM   #13
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That is a 120 gallons if your measurements are right. I think you current stock will fit quite well, along with new members. You may want two or three more silver dollars to fill out the school. BN plecos only get 5-6 inches.
That's great. 120G, sweet.

So I basically try and keep as much of my bacteria colony as I can and also the one from the filters I'm getting.

If i do that can i basically fill it and move the fish across?

Like i said i mainly want to keep what i have, get a few new neons and silver dollars (spotted, to match the one i have) and a couple more mollies.

Then all the schooling fish i have will have enough friends to keep them happy.

After that I'll just keep my eye out for fish i like. I've decided nothing bigger than six inches though.

Does that sound ok?
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:06 PM   #14
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Yes, if the fluvals are already cycled before the move, then you can move the fish straight across. As long as the media stays moist, the bacteria won't die very fast, and most will survive. If all the media in the fluvals was kept moist, or in a bucket of tank water, then no cycling is necessary.
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That's great.

Saves me a whole lot of messing around.

Thanks for the advice Lonewolfblue, very appreciated.

Is what i said about stocking ok?

Once i have the schooling fish up the levels i said how many 6 inch (apprx) fish could i look at adding?

Also looking at putting some yabbies in the bottom, anyone have any thoughts on that?
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I don't really want to comment on how many 6 inch fish, as different fish have different bioloads. Your stocking plans are great, and I'd add more silver dollars, maybe a total of 6, and up your neons to maybe 10-12. Would look great. Then you will still have more room for additions, if you decide on a 2nd school of tetras later.

Just be aware, your red tail will do fine for a while, but once he reaches 4-5 inches, he's going to get pretty aggressive. My 5 inch red tail in my 75G was pretty tame when he was small, but he no longer takes anything from other fish, he dishes it out, lol. He's the only one I'd have any worries about. But since you only have 1, you should be fine. Definitely wouldn't want more than 1 red tail.
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Yeah i've heard that about the Red-Tails.

I bought two on the stupid advice of the local store and one disappeared.

No idea where the body is, and if i can't find it in my small tank i have to assume it's been eaten.

The one remaining is generally ok, but i have see him chase a couple of the neons a bit.
I'm thinking of bringing him back to the LFS (new one with people who incredibly have brains) and getting something else.

My goal is a nice quiet community tank with the brightest coloured fish i can find.
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well for a 120 gall...forget what I said LOL im embarrased!
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About the yabbies you asked about: I don't know anything about them, but I wanted to verify that it's these freshwater crayfish, right:
http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/pages/fishe...mrf_yabbie.htm

If so, I personally probably wouldn't put them with fish I wanted to see again in the morning, judging from the claws they have, and the following quote:
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Yabbies are also opportunistic feeders, catching and eating small fish and crustaceans, as well as grazing on any aquatic vegetation that might be present.
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Ah ok.

Yeah they're the ones I'm talking about.
We call them Yabbies in Australia, you can just get them from local streams, great colours.

I have heard they can catch fish but others have told me they are way too slow, plus that oscars and things eat them.
Not that I'm thinking of getting an oscar, like i said i want a peaceful tank!

I might give them a miss then, i'd get annoyed if it ate one of my fish and would probably cook it!!

I was really only using them as an alternative to Takashi Amano Shrimp as we can't get them here.

I like the idea of a crustacean in the tank to give the bottom some life as my Khuli's hide when the light is on.

Anyone know anything in OZ i could get?
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