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tbonewarrior



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PostSubject: 150 freshy predators   Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:39 pm

A few shot of my 150 freshwater and a couple inhabitants. This tank is filtered with 2x Emperor 400, 1x Fluval 305, a 400 gph powerhead sponge filter, and an 18 watt UV sterilizer with 150 gph pump. I am a firm believer in redundancy. With this many separate filters, any one of them could fail with little effect. This tank gets weekly 75 gallon water changes and full gravel vacuums. The inhabitants are as follows:

1 Indo tiger datnoid
2 Paratheraps zonatus
1 Ugly stunted synodontis cat that came with a different tank
1 Ornate Bichir
5-6 Parachromis dovii juveniles ranging 1-3.5 inches

Sorry about the crappy cell phone pics.






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PostSubject: Re: 150 freshy predators   Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:08 pm

nice tank man.there is something about a predator tank that says bada$$..and wow.that is alot of filtration but like you said it is alot of elbow room as well.you got mad drift wood in there and that datiniod could be the coolest one i have ever seen.how big is your bicher and do you feed live foods if so what do you go with.i am still trying to breed convicts for feeders for my predators.
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PostSubject: Re: 150 freshy predators   Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:52 am

Thanks! I've always had a fascination with predators. The bichir is about 6-7 inches but he's eating well, so hopeful that will change quickly. I was offering feeders when I first got the datnoid, but I have moved away from it to reduce the risk of disease introduction. I feed frozen/thawed shrimp, silversides, massivore, hikari sinking carnivore pellets, hikari cichlid bio-gold, bloodworms, and occasionally earthworms. These fish are very spoiled lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 150 freshy predators   Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:48 pm

so silver sides as in what you would use for salt.thas good to know.for some reason i was fearfull of to much salt consumed but i suppose it was silly as it is probably a small amount.that sound much better than feeder fish.i am still gonna try for some cheap breeder cichlids but i am also going to buy some silver sides in the meantime.
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PostSubject: Re: 150 freshy predators   Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:11 am

that is impressive.
very nice tank.
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PostSubject: Re: 150 freshy predators   Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:27 am

I've read on other forums of lots of people feeding silversides with no ill results, and the package has a picture of a peacock bass on the front, so I figured it would be ok. I've fed these to FW predators as a treat food, not as a staple, for several years. All my fish have grown big and healthy, so yeah, silversides all day lol.
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