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  1. Question New 100 gallon what to stock?


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    So I am getting a new 100 gallon tank from a friend tommorow. (along with a stand and hood thankfully)
    so i need stocking ideas. I was thinking of an arowana if it will be enough room. I'll post the measurements once i get the tank setup.

    also, in reguards to cycling. of course i will let it cycle for a month or so, maybe add a few feeder fish to help.
    my question is if I add filter media and substrate (10% gravel/45%sand/45%plant substrate) from my other aquariums will this have enough benifitial bacteria to support the new tank? or at least speed things along?


    it was origionally set up as a salt water tank, as i do not have much experience with salt water tanks, she is giving me everything she had with it. so i assume it wouldn't make much difference if i desided to start one.

    So .... what should i stock?

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    That would only be a temp home for an aro.

    What are your other types you like (in general). You could do a nice african cichlid tank with that
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    The substrate will help to speed up the cycle a little

    I would suggest a fishless cycle as that will give you a cycled tank quicker than cycling with fish

    There is a link below in my sig to a thread here that explains how to fishless cycle, if you would like some info on how to do that.

    What types of fish, or qualities in fish, do you like ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    So i just got the tank, but I have some questions. As this was originally a salt water tank, and seems somewhat corroded.
    What would you reccommend I wash it with? just some hand soap and water? is dish soap or oxy to toxic.


    I'm not sure what these parts are for? I assume a filter of some sort though it was not included. Do they connect to a canister filter? and since i do not currently have one, is there a way to block it off? The long pvp pipe i assume hangs over the back of the aquarium as a return inlet, however the white tubing that comes through the base of the aquarium is 2" diameter If I buy a different canister filter how would I make it air tight? i thought most canister filters have smaller inlet outlet tubing.
    90% of my experience is just with overhanging filters so, sorry if this is really simple and I am just not getting it.

    Here are some photos of the parts and underside of the tank (if they post) and 2 holes in the stand. If you know what they are/ how they connect please let me know.
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    The measurements are 18w/48l/24h so i guess it's a 90 gallon tank not a 100 as i had assumed before.

    As for what I would like to stock, I was thinking one big preditory fish, if not a lot of little schooling fish. Or perhaps a Discus tank. I'm not really into cichlids. I prefer the oddballs.
    If I do go the saltwater route, something really colourful.

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    Your tank was drilled and plumbed for a sump. The larger line was a drain line into the sump, and the other was for the return pump to put the water back into the tank. You can set-up a sump, or just use a good quality filter or two after you remove the plumbing line and plug the bulkhead flange. There is a plug fitting for that.

    There is a good amount of salt and calcium deposits on the tank which is rather normal to see in a salt water tank after it have been taken down. A really good soaking with a very strong vinegar solution should take that right off. You might have to soak it in vinegar for a while before it works, but I have seen and calcium deposits that will not come off by a 24 vinegar soak before.

    Yes, those are the measurements for a stand sized 90 gallon tank. I would suggest reading up on discus a little. From what I have read, they can be a little more demanding than most fish
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    An oscar would make for a nice single fish for the tank. They get pretty big as they can be a foot or a little more, and can have cool color patterns.

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