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Old 08-10-2011, 10:15 PM   #61
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Let me tell ya,,when i get my monster tank...its fish only all the way ,,multiple angels,tangs and triggers ,,best fish ever IMO...
What are the dims??Is it 6 or 8 feet long...either way its absolutely awesome...we need an envious smiley ,,so i can insert it here
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:18 PM   #62
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Its 6ft x 3Ft x 26" Tall

Its a Monster! I am in love!
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:23 PM   #63
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I would be too...
thanks for the dims ,and the thread....I'm going on CL now!!Thing is i'm willing to drive 3 hours,,just can't find any moster tanks..nothing bigger than 225's
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:27 PM   #64
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Yeah, I drove 4 hours to get this one! A 225 sounds like a decent size.. If it was cheap.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:31 PM   #65
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Thought that ppl may like to see what is going into this tank. These Parrots are about 10 years old, and the Large Black/Grey ones are around 8. I forgot what kind of chiclid they are but anyways.. they are monster fish!

Those DA grey ones are trying to eat bubbles created my the filter. They are such hogs they are trying to eat bubbles! LOL

Anyone know what kind of chiclid they are?
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Very nice ,,i like parrots ..i started out with red devils then red bellies then black and a gold rhom ...thats 15 years ago...

yeah ,,i have a 125 now and i'm really looking for something really big..8 foot x 2 foot ,,or something nice and deep like you have would be nice too...
Those guys are going to love their new home...i think they live for a long time too...my on rhom was16 years old and about a foot long when it died

Still kinda miss it
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:43 PM   #67
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I think a freshwater tank that big would be great. You have a lot of options....a ton of options
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:45 PM   #68
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Yeah What got me started on Parrots what when I was a small kid my mom bought me a parrot for Valentines day Named him Stanley and he lived almost 15 years! Was a sad day when he passed. That was many moons ago.
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and i thought my 125 was big...nothing compared to this behemoth lol
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:51 AM   #70
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I may be wrong but as I understand it a sump is a filter, more specifically a wet/dry filter. Being able to house things like heater, skimmer and thermometer in there is an added bonus.
I don't know if your sump has dividers in there but that's what you'll need in order to get mechanical filtration. (without the dividers that guides the water you'll have a refugium, that's something not classified a filter and commonly used in marine tanks for various reasons.) You add mechanical filter media into those chambers and the water is forced to pass over is as it passes through the sump.
There are more specific threads on this topic with pictures and DIY instructions.

For freshwater Matrix is one of the better filter media.
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