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Old 08-16-2005, 10:24 PM   #11
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I am going to try and get a few so called Starter fish that should be compatable with my shark. I still have a good while before I ever start on this SW adventure. But it's never to early to start learn and plaining about a project like this.

I am not a person that likes to buy a fish and then get rid of it, unless one or the other is getting picked on.
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:06 PM   #12
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That is a good Idea, just remember rushing in to anything will only cause headaches. Give the tank at least a few months of successful fish keeping before adding a shark. I like little clearnose skates, they can actually clean the sand for you.

And remember with a bioload like that a good cycle is important.
Also with a shark you need alot of filtration, how about a sump? Message Quarry Shark, he has experience in this area.
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:38 PM   #13
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Oh yes I am going to have at least a year before I even start buying for this adventure. I am just trying to get started on plaining and learning now. instead of doing so when I am setting it up. Never hurts to start early, like seafan said "don't rush into anything."


I will build a sump for this one. I like to make sure that I have more filtration then the book says.
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Old 08-17-2005, 12:13 AM   #14
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Even though the shark is only 3.5 foot it still needs room to move.. I'd recommend a 9ft plus in length.. and minimum absolute minimum 500gal for one shark.. but i believe they should be left in the ocean or public aquariums..
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I've seen healthy bamboo sharks in 300-400 gallon tanks. The trick is having all dimensions at least a foot longer than the maximum size of the shark.
I have an Idea:
How about very little LR in the aquarium, instead have like a five inch DSB with sand sifters. In the sump should be like 200-300 lbs of LR, to make up for the rest of the biological filtration. This ensures the shark has plenty of swimming room.
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Old 08-17-2005, 10:43 PM   #16
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Yeah I have only seen the bamboos in person. They were 8" and 10" Juv though
and they both where in a 10 gallon tank at a FS!
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But dont forget that the LFS dont intend on keeping them for more than a few weeks..
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