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    im just getting some advice on rays. im looking into a new SW tank.. havent decided on size yet either a 150g or a 120g that is almost square in shape and not as tall as an average tank. just wondering if anyone knows some smaller ray species and if they can go in a reef tank

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    bluespotted rays (taeniura lymma) only get 14". problem with having rays in a reef is that reefs require lots of rock, and rays like lots of open bottom space. I also think a 120g would be a bit too small. what is the exact footprint of the tank you want for a ray?
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    I have yet to find any type of ray that I would put into anything less than a 180 gallon with almost no rock in the display tank. But that is only based on what I had read (no actual experience with them).
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    +1 to the above

    I have yet to find any type of ray that I would put into anything less than a 180 gallon with almost no rock in the display tank. But that is only based on what I had read (no actual experience with them).
    yeah, 6'x2' seems to be the minimum tanksize for even the smaller species. they are also HUGE bioloads due to their extremely high metabolism. they are producing ammonia constantly in a closed environment. you would need really heavy filtration on any ray tank.
    Thar she blows!!!

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    i believe the 150g is long gotta be close to 6ft and the 120 g has a rather large surface area not sure on the dimensions i was kinda eyeballing them. i would really like to add a ray to my plans, but with wanting to create a beauty reef the two together sounds like it wouldnt be a good idea. maybe i should look into some interesting pipefish like the alligator pipefish or something. i dont want to get a small ray and have to re home it in a year or two, or keep it out of its element.
    Last edited by mr mittag; 09-27-2012 at 10:42 PM.

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