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boym8087 03-29-2014 01:35 AM

Predator Tank
Hi all. First post here. I have a 180 gallon tank that I want to do a predator tank with. It's been up for two months with about 100 lbs of live rock.. I have two hob protein skimmers and a hob power filter. I currently have a 1'6" white mouth morey eel. I'm looking to add one type of puffer and one type or trigger. Looking at a porcupine for the puffer. My choices for the trigger would be either a clown or humu humu. Which one would you guys suggest?


ThatGuy2320 03-29-2014 01:37 AM

Woah 180 gallons, mind showing a pic?

bribo12 03-29-2014 01:47 AM

I'd do a huma, clowns get to big for that tank

Macscale 03-30-2014 11:03 PM

For the trigger, a humu. As for the puffer, I'm not sure.

boym8087 04-12-2014 04:33 AM

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Here's a couple pictures..
My whole tank, white mouth moray eel, and my yellow head moray eel chilling with my reef lobster..

Update time:
Aside from my white mouth and snowflake, I've added an undulated moray and a yellow headed moray.. I tried a blue throat trigger, but it was eaten within two days..

I'm thinking I'm gonna need a larger fish so it doesn't get eaten.. Thinking maybe a large angel or grouper of some sort..

boym8087 04-12-2014 04:36 AM

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Right when I posted the last post, my undulated decided to pop his head out..

Bectan01 04-12-2014 07:04 AM

You may need I buy mature fish with all those eels! A large angel and a porc would be cool. So you're not running a sump? Water changes in that tank must be huge! I would still try a trigger but see if you can buy a large one ;) I have similar dreams for my next upgrade, a predator tank...

boym8087 04-12-2014 07:09 AM

I'm waiting on the finances to be able to build a sump. I might pick up a wet/dry from CL, take out all the media and stick a better skimmer in there when I can afford one.. Not sure yet.. I do either two 20 gallon water changes or one 40 gallon per week, depending on school, work, or amount of laziness..

I agree, ima need something pretty big to survive in there.. If not, an eel tank would be pretty cool..

Ztkirkpatric 04-17-2014 01:03 AM

I too have a yellow head moray... I've heard of them killing large lions, and triggers... I havnt had any issues from mine.... Yet

boym8087 04-17-2014 01:48 AM

Yeah, I'm thinking I might get a 29 gallon to use as a grow tank.. Grow one in there for a little while till it gets bigger..

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