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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:04 pm Post subject: Oscars and Giant Vals. [My 180GL Oscar Tank] Reply with quote

 This  is  a  tank  in  my  living  room  in  Bhopal.
 It  acts  as  a  nice  bar  for  us.
 The  tank  is  4'x2'x3'  with  a  5x3  darkened  Glass  as  Hood.  (and  lotsa  scratches  as  it  is  a  very  very  old  tank.)
 It  has  only  1  PLL  of  36  watts,
 
 
 
 The  plants  are  only  Giant  Vals.  in  pots.
 And  the  fish  are  a  pair  of  Oscars.  I  have  no  clue  for  how  
 long  they  have  been  in  that  tank  for  as  far  as  I  remember
 it  is  easily  around  4  years  or  so.
 The  rocks  are  plain  white  boulders,  we  took  from  our  rock  garden.
 
 
 
 There  used  to  be  4  more  Oscars  but  we  lost  2  about  3  months  back.
 And  after  these  2  laid  eggs  my  dad  gave  away  the  other  2  as  well.
 So  now  only  these  2  live  here  peacefully.
 I  know  they  are  not  the  prettiest  Oscars  out  there  but  I  still  like  them.
 I  was  thinking  of  adding  4  fire  mouths  to  them,  but  i  need  to  find  quite  big  fire  mouths.
 Anyhow  I  hope  you  like  them.
 Have  a  nice  day.
   Smile
 
 NOTE:  There  is  one  big  white  boulder  missing  from  the  right  corner  to  complete  the  set.  
 Thats  because  they  had  eggs  on  them  and  my  Dad  wanted  to  separate  them.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:07 pm Post subject: Re: Oscars and Giant Vals. [My 180GL Oscar Tank] Reply with quote

 nice  
 what  filtration  do  you  use
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:14 pm Post subject: Re: Oscars and Giant Vals. [My 180GL Oscar Tank] Reply with quote

 @Mayur:
 ..I  dont  remember  it  exactly  thats  why  I  didn't  mention.
 Buts  its  an  Atman  or  something,  something  similar  to  a  2217  in  the  flow,  
 so  ya  an  external  Canister.
 
 Also  No  Co2  and  no  dosing  or  anything,  just  MP's  black  soil.
 The  tank  gets  lot  of  sunlight  in  the  summer  tough.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:29 pm Post subject: Re: Oscars and Giant Vals. [My 180GL Oscar Tank] Reply with quote

 Dear  Nanu  
 In  absence  of  you  who  looks  after  those  cute  monsters?Dad  or  Mom?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:20 pm Post subject: Re: Oscars and Giant Vals. [My 180GL Oscar Tank] Reply with quote

 Dad.  He  added  plants  to  this  tank  after  I  started  to  keep  plants  in  my  tank.
 About  3  months  ago  while  he  was  in  Mumbai  we  picked  these  plants  up.
 Her  has  set  this  up  by  himself,  more  to  say  these  are  his  pets  than  mine.
 I  am  glad  he  is  getting  into  planted  tanks  too.
 I  found  this  an  interesting  setup,  as  this  is  one  of  the  few  tanks  with  Oscars  and  plants.And  since  it  is  plain  gravel  it  is  very  easy  to  mantain,  there  only  a  50%  WC  once  a  week  and  thats  all  that  is  done  to  the  tank.  except  for  scrubbing  the  side  walls.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:39 pm Post subject: Re: Oscars and Giant Vals. [My 180GL Oscar Tank] Reply with quote

 Nice  tank!  Smile   I  like  the  simple  look.  Whats  the  lighting?
 You  can  add  a  few  medium-large  firemouths  in  this  tank  without  much  fuss  or  even  jewels(only  males  better),  salvinis,  severums(might  graze  on  vals),  sajica,  gold  saum,  texas,  dempsey,  etc.,  in  there.  
 IMO  keep  a  pleco(or  two)  in  there,  they  will  do  the  job  of  scrubbing  the  tank  wall  from  inside  Chuckle
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:54 pm Post subject: Re: Oscars and Giant Vals. [My 180GL Oscar Tank] Reply with quote

 I  cannot  see  any  aeration  in  the  tank.  Oscars  are  large  fish  and  would  require  aeration.  During  Lights  ON,  the  vals  would  give  off  enough  oxygen,  but  what  happens  at  Lights  OFF???  Maybe  the  other  two  Oscars  died  of  oxygen  hunger!!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:41 pm Post subject: Re: Oscars and Giant Vals. [My 180GL Oscar Tank] Reply with quote

 @tims:  you  cant  see  areation  as  the  outlet  is  at  the  back  right  corner.
 If  you  look  at  the  reflection  of  it  in  the  glass  in  the  second  pic.
 
 @Hamza:  My  dad  simply  cant  stand  pleco's  so  none  of  them  for  this  tank.
 I  want  to  add  Large  fire  mouths  to  this  they  would  look  nice.
 The  Lighting  is  1x36Watt  PL.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:10 pm Post subject: Re: Oscars and Giant Vals. [My 180GL Oscar Tank] Reply with quote

 Yup.  Saw  the  aeration  in  the  reflection  in  the  2nd  pic.  I  agree  with  Hamza....a  Pleco  would  really  help.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:30 pm Post subject: Re: Oscars and Giant Vals. [My 180GL Oscar Tank] Reply with quote

 Plecos  are  very  useful  for  non-planted  tanks,  I  never  have  to  scrub  my  tank  from  inside(no  algae  even  though  direct  sunlight  hits  the  front  wall  in  morning  hours),  thanks  to  pleco  Very Happy
 You  can  try  some  fancy  n  rare  ones  if  you  dont  like  common  plec.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:37 pm Post subject: Re: Oscars and Giant Vals. [My 180GL Oscar Tank] Reply with quote

 oscars  in  planted  aquaria???  is  it  advisable??
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:56 pm Post subject: Re: Oscars and Giant Vals. [My 180GL Oscar Tank] Reply with quote

 @Scorpio
 ....I'll  let  the  experts  answer.
 But  this  has  worked  for  me  for  over  3  months  now.
 Yes,  oscars  are  known  to  move  things  around  and  tear  them  down  if  they  dont  like  'em.  They  push  the  plants  any  which  way  they  like.
 The  boulders  are  too  big  for  them  to  budge  and  the  pots  are  below  the  boulders  so  there  is  no  chance  for  them  to  move  them  around.
 I  see  nothing  wrong  with  this  setup  Oscars  +  Hardy  Plants  seem  to  be  fine.
 
 @Hamza  and  Tims,  
 OK  I  will  try  to  find  one  and  convince  him,  I  like  the  zebra  ones  but  they  are  rare  to  come  by.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:46 pm Post subject: Re: Oscars and Giant Vals. [My 180GL Oscar Tank] Reply with quote

 Not  only  are  the  Zebra  Pleco  rare  to  find  but  they  are  bloody  expensive  as  well.  I  am  also  not  sure  if  they  will  survive  for  long  in  the  oscar  tank.  They  are  not  to  clean  the  tanks  as  the  other  plecos  do.
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 @Sridhar  :  what  do  you  suggest  to  add  to  the  tank  then.  He  just  cant  stand  the  normal  plecos'.  
 How  about  the  Chinese  Algae  Eater?  Will  it  clean  my  vals?  Though  they  become  a  bit  territorial,  they  are  no  match  for  Oscars?  The  orange  one  might  look  nice  in  this  tank  as  well.
 What  else  can  I  add?  as  cleaners?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:55 pm Post subject: Re: Oscars and Giant Vals. [My 180GL Oscar Tank] Reply with quote

 Very  interesting  tank,  how  do  you  prune  the  Vals,  just  curious   Thumb Up  
 
 
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