Oscars and datnoids as tank mate

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Rocksor replied the topic: Re:Oscars and datnoids as tank mate

wet dry would be the best way to go for filtration for such a large tank.

Any issues with nitrates in your tap water being over 20ppm? If so, you might want to incorporate an algae scrubber somewhere in the filtration.
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knightscorpion replied the topic: Re:Re: Oscars and datnoids as tank mate

The new tank s gonna be in a new home... M yet to test the water there... I will keep your suggestion in mind... Its the first time that m making this large a tank... Lots of things to learn...
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turtle lover replied the topic: Oscars and datnoids as tank mate

If I remember tigerfish needs an akaline water right?
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knightscorpion wrote: The new tank s gonna be in a new home... M yet to test the water there... I will keep your suggestion in mind... Its the first time that m making this large a tank... Lots of things to learn...


Make sure the glass is thick enough. For a 5 x 3 x 3 (or 150 x 90 x 90 cm) you should be using 16 mm glass. Check out this thickness calculator:

www.theaquatools.com/building-your-aquarium
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knightscorpion replied the topic: Re:Re: Oscars and datnoids as tank mate

cool link.. thanks... m workin out the design now... will give an update as and when i make progress...
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Oscars and datnoids as tank mate

Tigerfish are brackish water species......they can live in fresh but do better kept in brackish conditions long-term, & I have read that datnoids require a higher PH & hardness than Oscars do, 7.5-8.0, & also if dats aren't kept in a high PH, they will become susceptible to disease....not sure I would recommend keeping w/ Oscars, who are strictly a FW species, & do far better in soft acidic water long-term.

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knightscorpion replied the topic: Re:Oscars and datnoids as tank mate

Ok... Looks like i gotta read up more on datnoids... Thanks for the heads up...
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Haku, I knew your were good.
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Haku, I knew your were good.
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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:Oscars and datnoids as tank mate

My LFS has 3 small 1 inch Dats. An impressive fish when full grown for sure.

Go do a water change - the solution to pollution is dilution.
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