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Time For A Second Tank!


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#1 jakefoster

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 04:27 PM

hey guys. im in planning of setting up a second tank. i want to base it around plecos, and for it to be very low power usage as my power bill is already too high! i have a longfin albino and an L270 choco zebra plec i will move to the new tank, and would like to add another 2-3 plecs. probably something like a peppermint, clown, vampire. (cheaper L numbers) what size tank would be appropriate for this? or would it even work? i dont want another large tank so i was hoping to do this in a tank only around 3 feet long. for filter, i have an eheim air pump which only draws 3w and was hoping to just use this with a large sponge filter. would it be enough? plan is just the plecs and a school of 6-10 rasboras or tetras. im thinking just hardscaped with sand and driftwood. and using an led light for night time, natural light throughout the day (will be next to a window) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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#2 Westie

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 05:48 PM

Why not set it up as a catfish breeding tank? That would look cool, and also be rewarding at the same time

#3 Chopstick_mike

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 06:23 PM

Vampires plecs aren't cheap are they?

#4 shep

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 06:54 PM

Remember different plecs require different diets .
Choose wisely if you want a mixture.
Highly recommend single species tank.

#5 jakefoster

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 07:04 PM

Vampires plecs aren't cheap are they?


haha not as cheap as the others but a lfs has em for $220au. by the cheaper ones i mean im not gonna go spend 500-800 on a zebra plec


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Remember different plecs require different diets .
Choose wisely if you want a mixture.
Highly recommend single species tank.

really? i assumed all plecos would be happy eating algae wafers and veggies/melon/fruits


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Why not set it up as a catfish breeding tank? That would look cool, and also be rewarding at the same time

yes breeding is another option. a pro to that is i can sell the fry.


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