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  1. #1

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    Hey Guys!

    I just changed over from gravel to sand on my 90 Gallon and I'm so excited to put in my new stock. I have kept my 6 Silver Dollars from my old tank and want to add to it. My list is as follows and I need your guy's feedback on bio-load and compatibility? Thanks!

    - 1 or a pair of Severum
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    ---Fluval Fx5 and 404 running on the 90g

    **Please let me know if there is any other options / additions with this stock.

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    Sounds good.

    my only concern with the raphael and the senegal unless the you get the Raphael at max size. or if the senegal is a juvenile.

    Also what type of hood are you going to use?

    Any rocks and DW?

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    I am inheriting the raphael from a friend who is getting rid of his tank. I would say he's a good 3 inches. I have a medium sized driftwood centerpiece with rocks scattered around to form caves. The hood is a glass canopy with an LED light and using a plastic border to cover the 2 inches the glass does not cover. I have heard the bichir are escape artists. Thanks!!!

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    Yea I read that one escaped and starting chasing the house cat around until the owner grabbed it and put it back haha.

    Just be cautious and make plenty of caves and structures they hunt at night and so would the Raphael :/

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    I like to use river rock and slate to build smaller structures only the smaller fish can inhabit my

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    I am jealous Senegal Bichir one on my dream fish. I would definitely make way more caves than needed for all sizes.

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    www.aqadvisor.com is a good way to check stocking load and filtration of your tank.

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    Thanks Silbar!

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    I have to admit the bichir has became one of my favorites!

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    90G may not be enough for the senegal, I'm afraid....http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...lus-senegalus/

    5 foot tank, 150 gallon or so is recommended for this potentially 20" fish
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