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Old 06-11-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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starting a 150 gallon predator tank

I have decided to convert my 150 gallon from a community tank to a predatory tank. I want to know how much filtration I would need, what kind of fish I can get, should it be planted, and any suggestions that anyone has.
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What kind of fish are you talking sbout? There are plenty of predatory fish but they range from 4"-30". Need more info.
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What kind of fish are you talking sbout? There are plenty of predatory fish but they range from 4"-30". Need more info.
Im looking for larger predatory fish, I'm hoping to house more then one and have multiple species.
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Im looking for larger predatory fish, I'm hoping to house more then one and have multiple species.
Like what? Payara? Piranhas? Wolf fish?
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Like what? Payara? Piranhas? Wolf fish?
I have an open mind and want to see what people think I should do.... but a wolf fish would be awsome, but I'm not sure if I keep any other fish with it.
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I have an open mind and want to see what people think I should do.... but a wolf fish would be awsome, but I'm not sure if I keep any other fish with it.
Ya you can very cautiously. Or you could get one vampire tetra and a couple red belly piranhas.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:20 AM   #7
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Ya you can very cautiously. Or you could get one vampire tetra and a couple red belly piranhas.
I want to stay away from piranhas but what tank mates would you suggest for a wolf fish or a vampire tetra
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:24 AM   #8
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Well the wolf i would suggsst some larger cichlids. Same with the vampire but you do not want them to be fighting becuae the vampire will shred them. Umm an arow for the top but will eventually get to big for your tank.
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Well the wolf i would suggsst some larger cichlids. Same with the vampire but you do not want them to be fighting becuae the vampire will shred them. Umm an arow for the top but will eventually get to big for your tank.
Ok, do you think a clown knife or a ghost black knife would be ok with either of them?
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Hmm a clown knife may be ok with the tetra. All i have to say is do a lot of reasearch,
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Hmm a clown knife may be ok with the tetra. All i have to say is do a lot of reasearch,
Alright! Do you have any other suggestions for large predatory fish?
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Lung fish
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Ok great thanks!
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Gars, lung fish, snakeheads (depending on where you live), black rhom, payara, wolf fish,
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Gars, lung fish, snakeheads (depending on where you live), black rhom, payara, wolf fish,
Ok great! Once I have a list ill post it! Any suggestions on how much filtration?
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Well that depends, what do you think you stock will be?
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Well that depends, what do you think you stock will be?
Not sure yet, but right now I have 800 gph of filtration. Should that be ok if I don't overstock the tank? And should I plant the tank?
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What filters are they? I have a xp l and a cascade 1000 on my 150 and im saving up to switch the cascade to a xp xl.

Edit: the xp are filstar canisters
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What filters are they? I have a xp l and a cascade 1000 on my 150 and im saving up to switch the cascade to a xp xl.

Edit: the xp are filstar canisters
They are canister filters that are knock offs by sun sun but they work really well! They have a built in 9 watt uv light.
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Well i would say that because you are looking at predatory fish get a fx5 and a smaller canister or three mid range canister rated for 125-200 gallons
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