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Glenn_F
05-15-2009, 05:32 AM
Thanks so much to everybody for the help/info in identifying this guy that was shipped incorrectly. I named him Harry and he's been moved to his own 190g home. That is until his 2,500g is built.

oldhead
05-15-2009, 12:19 PM
Thanks so much to everybody for the help/info in identifying this guy that was shipped incorrectly. I named him Harry and he's been moved to his own 190g home. That is until his 2,500g is built.



2500g? Sheesh, I wish I had the resources that some people have. You start drawing up any plans for this yet? Would love to check em' out.

Gayle
05-15-2009, 12:22 PM
I like the name! Harry totally fits!! Best of luck!

Glenn_F
05-15-2009, 06:18 PM
2500g? Sheesh, I wish I had the resources that some people have. You start drawing up any plans for this yet? Would love to check em' out.


Turning a whole wall and closet into tank and exchange/pump room. Yes and no to the plans question... lol. I can pm you what the plan is. I'm a structural engineer and own a construction company, so the resources are not all they seem. Biggest investment is the custom filtration and water change/exchange system by Life Design Aquatics from Cali/Hawaii. Very similar to a swimming pool set up though so not horribly expensive. Interior plan is still in the works. I have a few months before he outgrows his current environment or before it stunts him and shortens his life. Eventually going to have to build something in the neighborhood of 5000g though.

Glenn_F
05-15-2009, 06:25 PM
Oh and I have enlisted the help of a former marine tech from Shedd's Aquarium in Chicago... HUGE help with the interior planning! Gonna take my time though as he eats EVERYTHING! Condy's TOO!

Northernguy
05-15-2009, 06:31 PM
Thats a beatiful eel!thumbs2:
Here are some plans for a tank I would like to build when I have the room.
http://www.dudeiknow.com/aquarium/It can easily be made bigger!

Red
05-15-2009, 06:47 PM
woo glad you could ID him!

robflanker
05-15-2009, 06:50 PM
2500g is insane! yet awesome.

Can eels have tankmates? If so, what are you planning?

Northernguy
05-15-2009, 07:08 PM
They have a great display tank at Big Al's,usually a moray eel and two white tipped sharks.thumbs2:

robflanker
05-15-2009, 08:07 PM
Is 2500g big enough for a red-tail catfish? I doubt it right?

Glenn_F
05-15-2009, 10:04 PM
2500g is insane! yet awesome.

Can eels have tankmates? If so, what are you planning?

Yes... when hand fed(tongs!) they rarely hunt. They become very personalble. This guy is a lil different, Green Morays are opportunist feeders, meaning that even after they have been hand fed they will eat and attack whatever crosses their cranny. And dont like being intruded upon. Theyve been known to chase divers that get too inquisitive. But they do great with lions, tangs, most anemones, groupers, other morays... actually quite a few species will do well with 90% of the morays you find. Right now the plan only consists of 4 Volatin Lions, and 2 Dwarf White Tip Sharks... but the planning is a work in progress so thats all for now.

Glenn_F
05-15-2009, 10:11 PM
Is 2500g big enough for a red-tail catfish? I doubt it right?

Yes and no. They can reach up to 5ft. A 2500g would do but also would require HUGE filtration and he would still have a much shorter lifespan than the 25-30 years you should get. Add 1000 to 1500gal(3500-4000 and long) and you'd be much better off. No stunting, no shortening the life span...5500 would be perfect but lets be real right? Not everybody has that ability.

oldhead
05-16-2009, 01:02 AM
You should do a build thread when you are ready to get started. Would be really interesting to watch you set all that up. Sounds like you have the means to knock it out pretty efficiently. That's one lucky eel. lol.