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Old 11-20-2014, 07:23 PM   #1
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What would you do with a 2000 gallon aquarium

Assume that you have all the necessary equipment for what you need (special lights for coral, compatibility because introduced simultaneously (tangs, gobies , etc), coepepod community established etc) and even had those devices that tell you all your parameters at all times.
I would have a deep sand bed for any eels (garden or wolf) or Jawfish I would want in a small area on one side. I would get a shoal of anthias . Some flasher wrasse group with a male and a harem of females. Clownfish (duh) probably ocellaris . Get some firefish maybe. But my main thing would be tangs. And lots of them. Purple, sailfin , yellow, brown because in that big a space they will be fine.

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Old 11-21-2014, 11:26 AM   #2
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What would you do with a 2000 gallon aquarium

You can have different regions in a tank that size. Certainly tangs would not be a problem other than aggression.

The cost of maintenance would not be trivial.


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Old 11-21-2014, 05:46 PM   #5
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To seriously answer this assuming money was not an issue here, I would do a black tip reef shark tank. Should be able to keep it for up to 5 years or so in a tank that size. Maybe a little longer.
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You can have different regions in a tank that size. Certainly tangs would not be a problem other than aggression.

The cost of maintenance would not be trivial.


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It would be interesting to see if tangs would actually 'school' up like they do in the wild in a tank this size.
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:20 PM   #7
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One celestial pearl danio.

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Seriously, it would be a monster fish tank. Is it still too small for an arapaima?


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Old 11-21-2014, 09:55 PM   #8
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Freshwater- a forest. A literal forest
Then-
500 penguin tetras
500 Rummynose tetras
500 cardinal tetras
100 Congo tetras
250 panda cories
25 angels
50 GBR

Saltwater-
Fill the entire thing with coral, then a bunch of tangs and angels.


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Old 11-21-2014, 11:25 PM   #9
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I would go and buy (rescue) the two lanceolatus groupers that are in tiny (~20 gallon) tanks at a lfs, grow them as big as possible, then go kidnap the lfs store owner and feed him to them.
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Old 11-23-2014, 04:54 PM   #10
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Go broke and have no time for anything else lol.

But. that would be amazing! think of all the fish that could be in there
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Old 11-23-2014, 08:59 PM   #12
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Freshwater:
6 altum angels
150 or so cardinal tetras
50 montazuma swordtails
A male and female pair of zebra plecos or some other cool pleco species.

Saltwater:
Emperor angelfish
Gem tang
A group of flame or Scott fairy wrasses
Clark's clownfish
Square spot anthias.


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Old 11-23-2014, 10:28 PM   #13
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That's it lol

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Vampire fish, gator gar, 24k arowanas, clown knifes, some other bigggg predators!

55 Gallon- Empty
125 Gallon- CKF and Tiger Oscar
220 Gallon- To come...
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I would go and buy (rescue) the two lanceolatus groupers that are in tiny (~20 gallon) tanks at a lfs, grow them as big as possible, then go kidnap the lfs store owner and feed him to them.
Ding ding ding!! Winner! LOL!
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It sounds like my neighbours pool except it is already stocked with wildlife we can't identify...
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Where can you get one of those?
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It sounds like my neighbours pool except it is already stocked with wildlife we can't identify...
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Mostly corals....10 assorted fish or so, and then I would let everyone in the area know where to take their fish that have outgrown their 6' tanks.
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