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Old 11-20-2023, 02:09 PM   #1
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Got a 135g but didnít want to use the 2x4 skeleton stand, so I built my own and just finished it over the weekend. In the meantime Iíve been hunting driftwood and trying to come up with a vision for the tank. I was able to do a dry run off the Ďscape last night and Iím just curious what you all think.
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Got a 135g but didnít want to use the 2x4 skeleton stand, so I built my own and just finished it over the weekend. In the meantime Iíve been hunting driftwood and trying to come up with a vision for the tank. I was able to do a dry run off the Ďscape last night and Iím just curious what you all think.
Looks good for some fish species, bad for others. What is your intended stock list?
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Unknown at the moment, other than I want them larger rather than smaller, like 6Ē+. A large school possibly. Leaning towards a school of pictus or Petricola cats.
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Unknown at the moment, other than I want them larger rather than smaller, like 6Ē+. A large school possibly. Leaning towards a school of pictus or Petricola cats.
Then it's good for the pictus because they like open space for swimming but you would need more hiding spots for the Synodontis if there are a lot of them. They like hiding spots more than the Pictus do. ( Note that these Synodontis do not get to 6" and the Pictus max out at 6" in the wild so you will have them for quite a while for them to get to that size. )
For what it's worth, a nice school of Pictus, 12-15+ fish, is an amazing sight to see as they generally school together and when it's feeding time, they become a "whirling dervish" of spots and antennae during the frenzy. A real competitor to Piranha in the feeding frenzy department. LOL
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Old 11-27-2023, 01:14 AM   #5
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Getting some ideas for stock. ~8 pictus cats, 2-3 blue acaras, 6-8 angels, a single black ghost knifefish, larger school of some flavor of rainbows. I already have a heavily planted jungle community, so I’m trying to do something different with this one. I’ll have some live plants, but going for the less is more look.
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Just a thought here: you may need to spot feed the black ghost or feed him at night ( when they are more active) because the pictus are going to make it a little difficult for him to get food.
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Just a quick update for those interested. Got everything put together, starting to move plants over, and maybe tomorrow Iíll tear down my temporary 55, split the residents between the 100 and the 135, and get the plants I want and the filter media moved over.
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