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Old 10-26-2011, 05:51 PM   #11
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I'm just gonna add something here. I don't know if 180g will be enough for an adult arowana. I know others will disagree but I think at least 250...
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:16 PM   #12
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Just got the tank in the house. He had 4 holes on the back wall drilled for filters . What's the best way to plug them up?
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:06 PM   #13
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I'm just gonna add something here. I don't know if 180g will be enough for an adult arowana. I know others will disagree but I think at least 250...
I have to agree. I've heard min 300 (96"). An adult Arowana can grow to 32"-36", and a 180 is 72", so your talking about a tank that will only be twice the lenth of the full size fish..... Just enough room to circle around, but not really swim.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:15 PM   #14
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Maybe if I do go the arowana route I'll get a jardini. Their min size is 6 foot by 2 and a half ft so it's not that different. But in still undecided. Any tips for the holes?
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:40 AM   #15
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Any tips for the holes?
I'd be buying some threaded bulkheads and building my own overflows & return lines for the 55 gallon sump/fuge you mentioned.....
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:25 AM   #16
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Ok just go to any plumbing supply store? Maybe home depot will have them and some acrylic sheets.
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I've never personally seen the proper bulkheads at any local hardware store..... there's quite a few places online, this one has great service:

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If the holes are right under the top frame is there still enough room to attach the bulkheads? Here is a pic
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That is pretty tight. From the pic, this looks like the inside of the tank looking out..... I would flat-spot the top of the piece on the outside to just fit under the frame, liberally apply some aquarium silicon to the gaskets, and fill the gap between the tank & bulkhead with silicon as well. Tighten firmly, but be careful not to over-tighten (it is plastic). If you used enough, you should have some squish out.... use this to run a bead around the bulkhead with your finger.
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Ok thanks. Yes that a pic from inside. I was starting to worry that it wouldn't work.I'm going to try to find bulkheads tomorrow . If by a chance it doesn't would i be able to silicon PVC pipes in there?
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