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Old 04-25-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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Kribensis Planted Paradise

Here we go! Plans for another tank! I want this tank to be for Kribs. I would really like to breed them, because I find raising the fish as a great enjoyment.
So i have some equipment but I don't have the tank. well that isn't true I have a tank but the trim around the bottom is broken in several places. I basically want to know what the biggest size tank I could do with the equipment I have, I have:
A Penguin Bio-Wheel 150 (marineland) filter
A 150 watt Aqueon heater
A duel 36 inch T5-HO Glo fixture (expands to 48 inches)
And plants for existing tanks

What is the biggest tank that this equipment could handle?

I plan on buying:
Pool filter sand
A new tank
(And I think that is it?) I probably missed something.
Thank you for your time and effort!
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:08 PM   #2
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If you want enjoyment out of this tank, I suggest you don't put ANY of the plants that you already have in another tank. This tank should be different.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:17 PM   #3
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Look at Bolbitis, African Water Fern
No idea on how large a tank, sorry.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:25 PM   #4
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I read on the marineland filter and it says it filters 150 gph and is suitable for 30 gallon tanks. Is that true?

rkilling that is a good point about the plants, I will venture out of my comfort zone and try something new. Depending on the size tank i get i will have to figure out what level of light I will have.

What size tank would be suitable for breeding the kribs?
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:31 AM   #5
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A 20 long would be a good size to breed kribs. :>
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Would it be alright if after a while I put the babies (when they are like .5 inch) in my 90 gallon community tank? The 90 gallon would be their tank to grow up into selling size. I have done a tun of reading and everywhere I read said that Kribs are great community fish UNTIL they start to breed. The babies that I put in the community tank won't be of breeding age so i won't need to worry about them being aggressive. Sound like a good plan? I also need to figure out what I am going to do with the babies if I ever end up with any. I am going to call some lfs and see if they will buy them for in store credit.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:27 AM   #7
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Just be prepared to hang onto your fry. My lfs won't take kribs until 5 months so they can sex them.
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Just be prepared to hang onto your fry. My lfs won't take kribs until 5 months so they can sex them.
Yikes! I will really have to make sure to call them and ask if they will take them. But I could keep quite a few in my 90 gallon if that will work.
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When I kept kribs, after a few failed spawning attempts, they were providing me with 150 fry per month. If you keep some fry to grow out with the adults, it takes them a little longer to spawn again, maybe 6 weeks. When I started feeling like I was running a nursery instead of keeping fish tanks, I donated them all to my lfs.
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When I kept kribs, after a few failed spawning attempts, they were providing me with 150 fry per month. If you keep some fry to grow out with the adults, it takes them a little longer to spawn again, maybe 6 weeks. When I started feeling like I was running a nursery instead of keeping fish tanks, I donated them all to my lfs.
So you wouldn't recommend breeding them? I would definitely leave some fry in the tank so that the parents will not spawn as often
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