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what would you do?

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by momma, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. momma

    momma New Member

    My Mom is giving me her 150 gal tank. I have a 70gal and a 50 gal already.
    The 50 gal has just plants in it i was trying to control the black hair algee i have had problems with it.

    The 70 gal has 2 gourami's; a plec ( actually 2 but one belongs in the other tank!) 2 rainbows a platy a sword tail and this fish i bought that said it was a cordydenra? but i dont think it is.

    Now the question is What would you do with a 150 gal?
    No salt water...never done that before .... plus the cost would kill me!
  2. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    Funny, a buddy of mine just got a 150 and can't decide what to do either. I think the first step is deciding the size of the fish you want. Do you like big fish (oscars, green terrors, jack dempsey etc) medium fish (boesemanni rainbows, firemouths, discus etc.) or small fish like guppies, tetras, or rasboras. Or a mixture of all three. Then pick fish that are compatible from that size group. For example, if you're like me and don't like big fish you could do a small/medium tank. A school of larger rainbows like boesemanni or turquoise and then some large schools of tiny fish. Like 50 cardinals and 30 lemons or maybe 15 tiger barbs. These smaller fish will make the larger medium sized fish stand out as a centerpiece.

    Just some thoughts, it's tough planning a big tank!
  3. swtnpink

    swtnpink New Member

    If I had a 150 gallon tank I'd get like 3 goldfishes in a couple of guppies =P but for any real aquarium hobbiest, that might be too plain.
  4. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    If I had a 150 gallon, I'd put african cichlids in it. They're fairly small so you can get lots of fish in there, they're active & have interesting personalities, and they're VERY bright & colorful.

  5. J_acon

    J_acon New Member

    Add some ottos to your planted tank, they will help with the algae.
  6. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    :shock: lucky :shock: i would put in red belly pacus!
  7. Tank

    Tank New Member

    [-X Lauren, 150 gallons is no where near big enough for a pacu!
  8. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    i would prolly put some oscars in it
  9. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    :oops: oops. i had forgotten about that! :oops:
  10. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    wait. what about this: Appropriate Home. A Pacu will soon need an aquarium with at least 50 gallons of water, an exterior power filter with a BIO-Wheel, a maximum of 1/4 inch of gravel, and an aquarium heater adjusted so the water is between 78 and 82 degrees F. In an appropriate home Pacus will grow fast to become very large.
    i know that 50 is small and its for babies but wouldnt you be able to have a small pacu in there? just a thought. but i wouldnt put one in there when i think about it. i want a 300 gal and have one in there. :lol:
  11. air*force*one

    air*force*one New Member

    my best idea yould be to build a hole bunch of caves and get about 60-70 mbuna africans that would be such a nice tank

  12. air*force*one

    air*force*one New Member

    sry to tell you but you dont always have to fallow the rules but you could have a pacu in a 150g for 2 years maybe more they would do fine you obiously dont no much you could put a pacu in there my friend had a pair of pacus in his 33g and they were so happy

  13. papastew

    papastew New Member

    I have an affection for knife fish. Build some caves for it and watch stalk its prey. Clowns, Royals, Black Ghost Knife(BGK), Africans(which I think are kinda plain, but still cool fish). It doesn't matter. Just a suggestion.
  14. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Technically, yes. But that small pacu will grow very quickly and become a 2' monster. And if you couldn't get the 300 gallon tank, it will be nearly impossible to find a new home for since not many people have 300+ gallon aquariums.

  15. 2nafish

    2nafish New Member

    Get some elongatus piranhas those will do nice in 150 gallon, or get arowannas.

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