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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:37 pm Post subject: My New 6x2x2 Tank Reply with quote

 Hello  Everyone,
 
 Finally,  have  decided  to  setup  my  dream  tank  of  6x2x2'  and  plannin  to  make  it  myself  at  home  this  weekend.  Have  had  a  detailed  chat  with  Venket  over  the  phone  and  got  to  know  the  challenges  in  making  a  tank  of  that  size.
 
 
 Planning  to  use  12mm  glass  and  going  for  a  iron  stand.  
 
 My  choices  of  fishes  for  the  tank:
 
 Option  1:
 1.  Silver  Arrowana  1
 2.  Giant  Gourami  1
 
 Option  2:
 1.  oscars
 
 Pls  let  me  know  if  i  could  go  for  any  other  option  of  fishes  as  am  plannin  to  set  up  a  styrofoam  background.
 
 Cheers!
 
 
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 I  am  all  for  the  Arowana  anyday.  
 I  am  not  sure  who  posted  this  idea  here  before  but  if  you  can  afford  it,  a  setup  with  Silver  arowana  and  f/w  rays  would  be  so  cool  for  that  tank.
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 Hi  Venktesh,  can  you  post  pics  of  the  tank?  And  my  suggestion  for  such  a  big  beautiful  tank  is  a  shoal  of  Red  Belly  Piranha.  Smile
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 option  3:  Arowana  +  red  tail  catfish  +  shovelnose  catfish
 option  4:  Malavi  cichlids
 option  5:  Fronts/tangs
 option  6:  Marine  (fish  only)    Very Happy
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 Why  not  try  a  terrarium/vivarium....  Have  neons  and  cardinals  to  inhabit  the  water  while  let  plants  (that  grows  in  land  as  well  as  water)to  make  the  rest.  Alternately  you  can  create  a  mngrove    landscape  which  has  mudskippers  and  other  fishes.      had  similar  dimensions.  Gave  up  because  the  (indoor)  plants  need  some  direct  sunlight  which  I  coud  not  provide.  I  have  seen  these  natural  biotopes  in  some  zoos-  they  look  fabulous.  There  is  one  in  the  Vienna  zoo  which  even  has  an  Anaconda!  But  it  looks  great  veen  when  you  do  it  on  a  moderate  scale-  like  the  dimensions  of  your  tank.
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 hi
 
 all  the  best  for  your  tank.
 
 i  have  made  a  tank  6*2*2  feet
 
 i  have  used  12mm  glass  for  the  sides  but  for  the  bottom  i  have  used  15  mm  glass.
 
 the  tank  is  placed  on  iron  stand"  L  shape  angels"  @    box  type.  pls  use  50  mm  thermocal  sheets  for  base  ,atlest  2  are  must.  i  have  kept  5  oscars,2  pacu's  in  this  tank.
 
 for  more  info  on  styrofoam  background  pls  pm  me.
 
 good  canister  filter  is  very  essential.  
 
 wht  fishes  have  u  decided  to  keep,for  the  background  u  prefer  keep  
 
 marine  fishes.
 
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option  3:  Arowana  +  red  tail  catfish  +  shovelnose  catfish
                 

 
   No Way  An  RTC  would  need  a  1000  gallon  tank  by  itself.
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 An  RTC  would  need  a  1000  gallon  tank  by  itself.                

 Have  it  and  is  now  six  years  old!  -  same  size  tank  +  same  combination!
 
 this  is  a  snap  when  I  recently  shifted  the  tank  to  my  client's  new  residence    Thumbs Up
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 Hi  Venkatesh
 Congratulations  on  your  new  tank....finally  we  have  some  biggie  tanks  in  poona  as  well  with  almost  all  memebers  of  poona  iah  (except  me    Very Happy  )  upgrading  to  larger  or  more  number  of  tanks.
 A  word  of  advise  my  friend.If  you  have  no  experience  in  making  this  tank  i  would  strongly  advise  you  to  go  through  the  lfs  way.I  know  how  poona  lfs  are  and  trust  me  if  you  cannot  manage  this  tank  no  one  and  i  mean  no  lfs  would  touch  your  unfinished  job.But  well  if  you  confident  you  can  manage  it  thats  cool.
 i  have  a  6  by  2  by  2  and  a  half  tank  at  home.Albino  fisheries  had  made  it  and  done  a  decent  job.Used  enough  side  supports  and  stuff.
 Your  tank  would  be  roughly  750  l  or  there  abouts.That  i  think  would  rule  out  a  Red  tail  catfish  and  a  giant  gourami  as  both  would  most  definately  outgrow  this  tank.
 You  can  however  try  an  option  of  silver  arowanas,oscars  and  tiger  shovel  nose.Also  some  south  american  cichlids  or  then  frontosas.
 In  my  tank  i  have  6  oscars,2  shovel  nose,2  parrots  and  a  texas.
 hth
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 Thanks  for  all  your  suggestions!
 
 
                                                 
aquascapes  wrote:                
option  3:  Arowana  +  red  tail  catfish  +  shovelnose  catfish
 option  4:  Malavi  cichlids
 option  5:  Fronts/tangs
 option  6:  Marine  (fish  only)    Very Happy                

 
 I  can't  afford  to  keep  a  6x2x2  marine  tank  Sad
 
 Arowana  and  shovelnose  is  a  good  option...but  some  how  i  want  to  go  for  the  Giant  gourami  as  well...  May  be  these  three  would  look  good  together.
 
 Good  Fronts  are  rare  and  very  expensive  in  Pune  and  they  wouldn't  fit  my  budget  Sad  
 
   
                                                 
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Why  not  try  a  terrarium/vivarium....  Have  neons  and  cardinals  to  inhabit  the  water  while  let  plants  (that  grows  in  land  as  well  as  water)to  make  the  rest.  Alternately  you  can  create  a  mngrove  landscape  which  has  mudskippers  and  other  fishes.  had  similar  dimensions.  Gave  up  because  the  (indoor)  plants  need  some  direct  sunlight  which  I  coud  not  provide.  I  have  seen  these  natural  biotopes  in  some  zoos-  they  look  fabulous.  There  is  one  in  the  Vienna  zoo  which  even  has  an  Anaconda!  But  it  looks  great  veen  when  you  do  it  on  a  moderate  scale-  like  the  dimensions  of  your  tank.                

 
 i  prfer  to  go  for  a  rocky  setup  with  styrofoam  background  and  not  a  planted  one  which  needs  a  lot  of  maintainence.  Moreover  these  large  fishes  don't  like  decorations  at  all  Thumb Down  
 
 
 What  do  you  guys  think  about  whether  this  tank  would  accomodate  a  silver  arowana  when  it  grows  big?
 
 
 Let  me  know  if  you  have  any  more  inputs!
 
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 Hamza,
 
 Would  check  with  Albino  on  Saturday  and  if  he  does  a  good  job,  will  go  for  it...as  it  would  avoid  risks.
 
 By  the  way,  how  many  Piranhas  could  be  kept  in  a  6x2x2?
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 Ya  albino  would  be  your  best  bet  in  making  a  tank....he  is  the  best  especially  where  large  tanks  is  concerned.
 You  might  find  him  expensive  but  it  will  be  well  worth  it    Thumb Up
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 Am  going  with  Aditya  to  Albino  today  evening.  If  you  could  make  it,  lets  go  together  and  book  the  tank  today  itself  so  that  he  delivers  in  the  weekend.  since  this  time  is  a  long  weekend,  we  can  set  the  tank  as  well.
 
 
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venkateshsriraman  wrote:                
Hamza,
 
 Would  check  with  Albino  on  Saturday  and  if  he  does  a  good  job,  will  go  for  it...as  it  would  avoid  risks.
 
 By  the  way,  how  many  Piranhas  could  be  kept  in  a  6x2x2?                

 
 Your  tank  will  hold  about  180  Gallons  so  you  should  be  able  to  keep  6  Piranha  (RB's)  without  any  problem.  This  number  dilutes  mutual  aggression  as  well  as  gives  enough  space  for  them  to  grow  out  to  their  full  aquarium  adult  size  of  about  10".
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 No  sorry  cant  make  it  this  evening.
 Best  of  luck  for  your  tank...hope  it  turns  out  well  for  you...
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