Tank Update + Water Pump Question

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Update to my tank. Just two Oscars and one Silver Dollar. i also have 4 water pumps to cycle the water around the tank. Are the currents created by these safe?



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Suprd71 replied the topic: Tank Update + Water Pump Question

The water pumps/current is not unsafe at all. Not necessary imo, as it appears you have at least 1 Rena/Filstar canister filter. I think I do see however, some pitting decay beginning to show on the Tiger's forehead. Those are fair sized Oscars, bioload is high. How big is the tank, and how much/how often do you change water? Also, what is total filtration on the tank?


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I have two canister filters. One Rena XP3 (350 U.S. GPH) and one Sunsun (525 GPH). The tank is 110 US gallons. Because of evaporation, I usually add about 40 gallons of water every 2-3 days.
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tehmole replied the topic: Tank Update + Water Pump Question

are you adding water conditioner when adding 40 gal of water back into the tank?
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Do you plan to add more silver dollar?
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gorgoroth replied the topic: Tank Update + Water Pump Question

just adding water won't do enough, as evaporation does not remove nitrates from the water, your best bet would be to do a water change just before you fill it up, also silver dollars are more of a group fish, but beware, they get spooked easily and will bang into anything in their way. me personally I would rehome the SD to someone who already has a group and introduce a severum or other peaceful cichlid in with the oscars, or maybe even a catfish, like a raphael (platydoras costatus) as somewhat of a cleanup fish.

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streetsmart73 replied the topic: Tank Update + Water Pump Question

hi there


1. ts, you have one pretty handsome lutino.
2. I just love its red markings on both sides.
3. btw, what is the size of its tank?

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streetsmart73 wrote: hi there


1. ts, you have one pretty handsome lutino.
2. I just love its red markings on both sides.
3. btw, what is the size of its tank?

gorgoroth wrote: just adding water won't do enough, as evaporation does not remove nitrates from the water, your best bet would be to do a water change just before you fill it up, also silver dollars are more of a group fish, but beware, they get spooked easily and will bang into anything in their way. me personally I would rehome the SD to someone who already has a group and introduce a severum or other peaceful cichlid in with the oscars, or maybe even a catfish, like a raphael (platydoras costatus) as somewhat of a cleanup fish.

turtle lover wrote: Do you plan to add more silver dollar?


The tank is 110 gallons which is about 48"x18"x29". I eventually will either donate or sell these Oscars/SD because I will pass on the tank to another person. I do regular water changes AND add additional water as it evaporates. I do not like "cleanup" fish as it doesn't really lower the bio-load.
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