Setting up a Marine tank.

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Hey guys,

Tomorrow i am picking up sams new 125 Gal tank. I was thinking about turning his old 150 Gal into a marine tank to house a Porcupine Puffer....

What else would i need to house one fish in a marine inviroment, I have the tank, heater, lights, HUGE filter....what else would i need?

I have wanted a PP puffer for a long time, even longer then a MBU, but a MBU is way out of my league, 1000 Gal tank to start... not cool..

So a PP would be the nest best thing for me, I would be down to two big tanks and thats it...

Any advice would be awesome!

Thanks

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black,orangeoscar replied the topic: Setting up a Marine tank.

for starters: protein skimmer would be nice, live rock, hydrometer/refractometer, wave maker would be nice especially for corals-idk if puffers are reef safe though.

AND LOTS OF RESEARCH.
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black,orangeoscar wrote: for starters: protein skimmer would be nice, live rock, hydrometer/refractometer, wave maker would be nice especially for corals-idk if puffers are reef safe though.

AND LOTS OF RESEARCH.


I knew about the live rock, one Lbs per gal.. and the protien skimmer I thought was for if you had lots of fish, would I really need one for just one fish?

I am still doing research, I am not rdy by far... :) But you have to start somewhere....Also this would be a fish only tank, no corals I could add other fish with him, but i perfer to keep just the puffer...

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Highlander0423 replied the topic: Setting up a Marine tank.

Yeah after doing a bit more research i think a marine setup in a little to complex for me LOL!, I'll stick to my FW tanks...That just means i have a 150 Gal to fill with something cool LOL!......oh the possibilities...

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Ah, well, having a 150 gallon to fiddle with isn't all bad :)
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gorgoroth replied the topic: Setting up a Marine tank.

this calls for a couple of oscars ;-)
or an angelfish planted tank :)

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Highlander0423 replied the topic: Setting up a Marine tank.

Nina_W wrote: Ah, well, having a 150 gallon to fiddle with isn't all bad :)


i know eh LOL, I am combing the internet looking for cool fish.. LOL!, but a turtle/oscar tank is sitting right there upfront on ma brain LOL!..
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ehall67 replied the topic: Setting up a Marine tank.

I commented on that ... but man I know how fun it is to run through different stockings with a new tank!!!

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Highlander0423 wrote:

Nina_W wrote: Ah, well, having a 150 gallon to fiddle with isn't all bad :)


i know eh LOL, I am combing the internet looking for cool fish.. LOL!, but a turtle/oscar tank is sitting right there upfront on ma brain LOL!..


150 is not a bad size to try something like that.

It could also keep a school of 150 neons!
Or, two oscars and a pleco
Or, more guppies than a sane person should have (and increasing exponentially all the time :P)
Or, fill it only half way, make a terrarium, keep poison dart frogs up top and an oscar in the 75 below!

Frontosa are always nice too.

or a nice big parachromis of some variety.

Or, even, discus or angelfish.
Massive apistogramma community

or barbs, kept in a giant flock

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I wish I had a 150 just sitting there.
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Nina_W wrote:

Highlander0423 wrote:

Nina_W wrote: Ah, well, having a 150 gallon to fiddle with isn't all bad :)


i know eh LOL, I am combing the internet looking for cool fish.. LOL!, but a turtle/oscar tank is sitting right there upfront on ma brain LOL!..


150 is not a bad size to try something like that.

It could also keep a school of 150 neons!
Or, two oscars and a pleco
Or, more guppies than a sane person should have (and increasing exponentially all the time :P)
Or, fill it only half way, make a terrarium, keep poison dart frogs up top and an oscar in the 75 below!

Frontosa are always nice too.

or a nice big parachromis of some variety.

Or, even, discus or angelfish.
Massive apistogramma community

or barbs, kept in a giant flock

...

I wish I had a 150 just sitting there.


LOL! nina's being funny again LOL!.....I wouldn't have this 150Gal setup if it wasn't for the make a wish foundation getting it for my Sophia...And we are keeping it, even it does sit empty, It's not going anywhere...Besides, Sophia's urn is on the canopy of the 150Gal.
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