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Old 12-11-2016, 09:19 PM   #1
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Hello, I've been taking a break from the hobby as I just moved, but am now starting up a new tank. I've decided to take my 75 gallon tank and turn it into a Southern California Native Species Tanks. I have been looking through the far edges of the internet in search of information on the topic to little avail. I have now decided to just go onto the forums and hope someone else will have more information than I.

So I was looking into a California sting ray (aka round stingray) and have conflicting reports on the tank size necessary. One site I was looking at said I needed 70 gallons minimum whilst the other said 200! That is a very large difference and I would appreciate it if someone could tell me which was more accurate before I even consider this fish. Also if anyone has any ideas or advice on other fish to put in that would be great, anything would help.

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I'm not personally aware of any type of rays or sharks that will do well in anything less than a several gallon tank that is typically rounded.
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Rays need real estate to swim and pristine water. No info on that particular species sorry.
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They get about 10 inches wide from what I read so I'd say more in the range of 2-300 gallons. How do you plan to cool the water enough for these animals? Have you thought about filtration?
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They get about 10 inches wide from what I read so I'd say more in the range of 2-300 gallons. How do you plan to cool the water enough for these animals? Have you thought about filtration?


I am building a 10 gallon canister filter and am planning on having a massive clean up crew of urchins, starfish, and other inverts that wouldn't be eaten, I'm also going to do weekly water changes (more often if need be)

I am going to do a bit more research and get back to all of you when I've don't so
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When I think of a sting ray I think man hole cover that's the best way to understand how big they get.
live aquara says 180g tank I disagree maybe a tank 4 or 5 times that as these creatures can grow over 2 ft
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it's also a good recommendation to have a 12inch angled splash guard around the top of the tank as they like to spill lots of water
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