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Old 08-12-2012, 04:01 AM   #1
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Yay new tank 250 gal

M getting a 250gal tank for free but I've never had a saltwater tank this one has a banded catshark lion fish long horned cow fish and some snails and stars like if anyone could give me some advise or info on my new fish can I grow any reef species with these fish and it's kinda bare with only the 3 fish is there anything I can put in with these that won't end up killing eachother. I'm not even sure if these fish are surposed to mix but they have made it for about a year I'll be ordering a ro system tomarro tank comes with sump lights wave maker skimmer uv staralizer sorry this a bit long but I want to make sure this tank stays in good shape and is right thanks
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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Research, research, and then research some more gettin your hands on a 250g sw setup for free is absolutely amazing!! In terms of fish, dont know anything about the shark, but if the lionish is a VOlitan and is full grown( or near), youre gonna have to prob stick wih bigger sized fish, unless you wanna try your luck at an eel other than that, just take your time an dont rush anything, youll do quite well that way. Congrats on the tank again
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:39 AM   #3
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Honestly these aren't fish reccomended for beginners due to their sensitivity. Imo you should try to find a buyer for the livestock and start over because 250 gallons is a lot to work with and could be absolutely amazing if turned into a reef
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:20 PM   #4
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+1 about starting over. It's an entirely new experience that you need to learn BEFORE you start.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:00 PM   #5
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Not trying to give conflicting advice but i went from a 29g fw to a 125 sw and didnt kill a single fish... As long as its taken slowly and patiently, theres no reason its not doable.. Now as in terms of the current stocklist, that may be a bit overwhelming
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:17 PM   #6
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That shark needs a bigger tank too. They get 42" long.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:15 PM   #7
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I don't know they may be tough but if u can keep your levels down and under control wouldn't they stay healthy? Just make sure you test 2times a week and do consists t water changes
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I don't know they may be tough but if u can keep your levels down and under control wouldn't they stay healthy? Just make sure you test 2times a week and do consists t water changes
Easier said than done
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:18 AM   #9
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The tank was givin to me with the stipulation that I keep the fish so I don't have the option to restart if I had my choice I would make a reef but I have to work with what I got
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:08 PM   #10
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I agree the ideal way would be to start over. That cowfish could nuke the whole tank if it gets stressed and dies and I wouldn't put a shark in a 250, as stated he will out grow the tank at some point.
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