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Old 02-23-2005, 12:58 PM   #1
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Preditor Tank

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I already have one tank but I would like to start a pure preditor tank. I really, really want an eel! Are there any recommendations on this tank?

I already have it, 55 gallons, and its already got live sand and live rock in it. It has been cycling for about 2 months now just to get it going, got a couple turbo snails and a rock crab but that is it. I hate rock crabs, that little bugger pinched me when I took him out of my main tank. I do not have a sump on it or protein skimmer on this tank. I was thinking since it is just gonna be fish, do I really require that? I have a couple power heads and a standard filter attached to the back of the tank.

Alrighty then, so advise me please!
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Old 02-23-2005, 01:49 PM   #2
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A dwarf lion fish might do well in there. If this is going to be a predator tank you will definitely need a skimmer. Predators make huge messes and can throw you parameters out of whack. I have a sump and skimmer on my 73 gallon predator tank and all seems well.

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A dwarf lion fish might do well in there.
Those are the ones that will make you very sick if they touch you right?
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Old 02-23-2005, 08:01 PM   #4
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I would get a skimmer.... I have a 55 fowlr with a sump, skimmer and refugium. I have a DFP, SFE and other assorted fish. I highly reccomend a skimmer on a fowlr. A sump would be the way to go IMO but people do well with out them.
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Old 02-24-2005, 01:48 PM   #5
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eels, lionfish and puffers are known to produce HIGH biolaoads. You need a skimmer and a good one at that. You also need to be doing research on these animals first to help you decide what you really want to have. A 55 gallon is not that big of a tank for fish that produce alot of waste.
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lionfish are venomous... but they are about as potent as a bad bee sting.
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