Whats Up

  • Jake Jackson
  • Jake Jackson's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 2
  • Thank you received: 0

Jake Jackson created the topic: Whats Up

Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum, obviously... I'm gonna be getting an Oscar on Friday. For the second time. Before I couldnt live with only 1 fish in a 55 gall. (Thinking bout doing a 20 Long sump for it)

Since then I've gotten another 55 gall, so now I can live with just one fish in the tank.

A little about me I'm from New Orleans, Louisiana, US. Currently live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US. after Hurricane Katrina.

I love cichlids... Currently, I'm growing out some electric blue jack dempseys.

Its almost 1 am here in the States, so I'm gonna get some sleep... I'll be posting a lot tomorrow. Just wanted to put this here now, and give you all a warning.:laugh:
#5353

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • OFL
  • OFL's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Founder of OFL
  • Posts: 13309
  • Karma: 38
  • Thank you received: 414

OFL replied the topic: Re:Whats Up

Welcome to the forum.

What you have got to remember is where as a sump will increase your water volume overall, it won't increase the amount of space your fish has to move around in. I still wouldn't put more than one Oscar in the 55 gallon tank, even if you have got a sump. That's only around a 4 foot tank, it just isn't big enough for two large Oscars

I may not always be right, but I am always the BOSS :-)
#5354

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Jake Jackson
  • Jake Jackson's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 2
  • Thank you received: 0

Jake Jackson replied the topic: Re:Whats Up

No, I am only going with one Oscar... But I was going to do the sump so I could maximize his tank space, and also since its good over filtration
#5359

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • OFL
  • OFL's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Founder of OFL
  • Posts: 13309
  • Karma: 38
  • Thank you received: 414

OFL replied the topic: Re:Whats Up

I think having that extra filtration would be an excellent idea. Like they say, you can't have too much filtration when keeping Oscars, and that is really true

I may not always be right, but I am always the BOSS :-)
#5360

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: Big-KenDRACO
Time to create page: 0.097 seconds