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Old 10-22-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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Question Need help deciding on my next aquarium{s}

Hi as some of you may or not know I have shed in which I keep my fish. Now I am trying to decide on a change but struggling to decide which is the best idea? Currently I have a five foot,four foot and a two foot {sorry I am still struggling with metric}I also have a fluval edge shrimp tank.
Now to my dilema
I have an area in my shed which is currently home to my four foot,but wish to change this big time!
My options 1 :- 6 x 2 x 2 foot tank
2 :- 120 cm tank plus a 100 cm tank
3 :- five footer Same as I currently have. I could also have possibly a two foot tank as well with this option.

Now what i am hoping to achieve is simple. I want a oddball tank, a planted tank and possibly a shrimp tank.
Oddball tank could be either a six footer or the current five footer
Planted tank could be 'new' five footer or 120 cm tank.
Shrimp tank could be the 100 cm tank

Now I am going to add a photo to hopefully help show what I am hoping to do. The photo will show current four footer plus all the shelving that will be removed or adapted as necessary. The gap is 230 cms
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:47 PM   #2
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Hi in case its not reasonably clear. The question is
The four foot tank in the photo will be replaced with either
A six foot tank or a five foot tank or two smaller tanks? Which would you do if it was you choice?
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
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six foot tank with a fahaka puffer! there's your oddball!
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:10 PM   #4
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Hi interesting suggestion and i certainly have never kept one
Have you kept one?
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:16 PM   #5
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No but that's the next project I want to do. They're extremely interesting fish and have a very unique personality! Only issue with them is that you would have to devote a whole tank to the guy because of how aggressive they are
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:29 PM   #6
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Hi are they really that aggressive? Mind you it would mean the tank would remain understocked so would be easier to maintain?
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yes they are super aggressive, I know some people on this forum and online have been able to keep different types of fish with them but really it's a hit or miss. While it would remain understocked they are extremely messy eaters but other than that yes it would be pretty easy to maintain i'm assuming
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:06 PM   #8
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Hi getting a little closer to a decision
At the moment the favourite is to get a six footer or similar sized tank
This way the current five footer would become a planted tank and the new aquarium would become the 'oddball' tank I would still have room for a shrimp tank so one more question would two 36 x 24 x 24 {inches} be better than one six footer???? I'll get there one day Is it possible to over analize
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i vote for a 6 footer with a fire eel,and some other cool fish. or maybe one of the monster bichirs.or and african lungfish,they look really cool.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:49 PM   #10
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Hi thanks for the info Alex I have never kept a fire eel,but did have a tyre track for a short while,the tyre track was a hard fish to look after as feeding it was awkward{The other fish kept beating it to the food?}
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