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  1. Question 110 gallon oscar community tank

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    hey everyone my 2 year old son and I have a oscar tank with a few other "friends" inside of it and they all co-exsist happily. It's 110 wide tank with enough filtration to turn the tank over roughly 10 times an hour, upgraded from a 55 gallon once I made the rookie mistake of buying most of the fish without researching how big they all could get. Fish consist of 2 albino tiger oscars, 2 smaller black and red oscars, a neon jewel cichlid, a pleco,2black convicts, and a cat fish that im not exactly sure what it is i'd have to go look it up online again because it was a present. What water temp, ph,levels ect are best for this set up im lightly planted and have some structures in the tank and differnt air things for bubbles for what im told is for gas exchange., Right now the water is 82 degrees and everyone seems happy with that. I appeciate any and all advice and suggestions & will try to get pictures up as soon as I can

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    You will need to upgrade or set up another tank as those oscars grow. Both due to space and aggression issues;
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    ya i know im thinking about either going with a 220 or going real big and getting into the 300 gallon club once i move in about 6 months and find a killer deal on something that big. once i do that im either going to do 110 gallon fresh water community of smaller fish or go with 110 gallon saltwater coral tank but those can get very expensive very fast.

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    i just did a ammonia test with a api ammonia tester and got what i'd say is between a 0 and .25 ppm not bad i'd say and it's probally a zero and i'm just being picky with the color comparision chart. water temp is @ 82 how does everyone feel about that? the fish seem to all like it.

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    I'd say to never get the fish before you get the tank. You will soon be having a problem with mating and breeding issues and aggression not only from the Oscars but from the convicts, especially if you have a pair. The jewel is also an aggressive cichlid.

    Did you cycle the tank before adding the fish? You will really have to watch it and test constantly if not.

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    I came here for pictures

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    All the above info is valid. You need that huge tank so I am glad you are upgrading. remember though, there is a rule on this forum

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    cant upload pics the site wont let me, it fails everytime. i have an api master test kit and everything is testing really good and I have a good 50ft gravel vac, so i should be good till I can upgrade the tank. the oscars school together and sometimes the black convicts join them.I have managed to keep the water crystal clear with very good filtation ( It turns the tank over about 10-11 times an hour) and 20 min every 2days doing some gravel vacing. hopefully things continue to be peaceful in the tank untill they can finally be put into more then likely a 240 gallon wide tank (even if I had to buy it brand new i can get one for under 875 bucks). Once I move I will have a 10 gal, 55 gal, 110 gal, and probally a 240 gal all setup eventually

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    When you say you have a gravel vac, that means only that you vacuum the substrate. The issue is, is your filter cycled? Clear water can still be deadly to fish - ammonia and nitrites are not visible. Check your water every day and if the value climbs above 0.25 ppm for the ammonia, start large water changes every day as needed to keep it well below that value. Watch for nitrites since these are very toxic and need to be under 0.1 ppm. Turn over of a filter is good but useles unless cycled and will do absoultly zero for the fish and they will die if the waste levels climb to high levels (over 0.5 ppm ammonia and over 0.3 nitrite.)
    Last edited by Cermet; 02-12-2013 at 02:12 AM.
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    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

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    I did mention the api freshwater master test kit in last post. Everything is testing perfect, 4 of the filters can off of the 55 gallon I had before this and had been running for a year priorto moving over to the 110 gallon once it was ready for fish and have a total of 6 cycled filters on the tank. I should've been more detailed in my last post sry for that, that was my fault. I appreciate all the comments and suggestions so far everyone and look forward to more

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