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Tank 2: 243 gal Siamese Tigerfish Tank
My second largest tank has been devoted to 'Siamese' Tigerfish,
or Indo-Pacific Tigerperches.
|Tank Size (LxWxH) ||Approx 8'4" x 2.5' x 2' (254x76x61cm)|
|Volume ||Nominal: 243 imp gallons/292 US gallons/1103 litres|
|Filtration ||Eheim 2080 Pro3 canister filter, Eheim 2028 Pro2 canister filter, Eheim Ecco 2236 with surface extractor, Eheim 2012 internal filter.
Two large airstones to help maintain a high oxygen level. |
|Heating ||Heated room.|
|Lighting ||Low - fluorescent room lighting only.|
|Substrate ||Thin layer of aquarium sand|
|Decor ||Large beech branch, bogwood, large smooth rocks, large artificial plant.|
|Background ||3-D effect artificial background.|
|Water parameters ||Temp=26oC ; pH=7.0-7.4 ; GH=3 ; KH=2|
30% water change every week, plus additional 15-20% midweek.
|Fish stock ||
Wide-bar Siamese tigerfish (Datnioides pulcher) (14"),
6 Sumatran tigerfish (Datnioides microlepis) (from 7 to 16"),
|D. pulcher and microlepis||Datnioides pulcher|
The main filtration on this tank is the large Eheim Pro 3 2080 canister filter. This filter has two pick-ups and a very large
capacity, and handles the main biofiltration on the tank. The Eheim Ecco filter draws water from the tank via an Eheim surface exctractor
unit which draws water from the surface, helping to eliminate organic waste from the surface film. The internal filter provides backup and
additional mechanical filtration. A second Eheim Pro filter was added to help cope with the waste from these large greedy feeders!
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