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tanks size choice

Postby lambretta » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:24 am

looking to get a larger tank
there seems to be a very big jump in price between the 5 foot and 6 foot tanks
does the extra foot make much difference if keeping peacocks and haps
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Re: tanks size choice

Postby damerf » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:58 am

If you have the room I would go with the 6 footer. The Haps and Peacocks will appreciate the extra 1 foot length.
135gal Malawi Peacocks/Haps & Frontosa
40gal Peacock/Hap grow out
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Re: tanks size choice

Postby ken31cay » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:30 pm

damerf wrote:If you have the room I would go with the 6 footer. The Haps and Peacocks will appreciate the extra 1 foot length.


+1.
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Re: tanks size choice

Postby jcover » Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:11 am

definitely go for the 6 foot tank, and if you can, go for 8 foot.
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Re: tanks size choice

Postby ken31cay » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:50 am

jcover wrote:definitely go for the 6 foot tank, and if you can, go for 8 foot.


Bigger the better I always say 8)
450gal Frontosa (blue Zaire Moba) & haps
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Re: tanks size choice

Postby jcover » Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:19 pm

Agreed, ken31cay, I always say: think about what size of tank you want, and then get something bigger than that, lol.
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Re: tanks size choice

Postby noki » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:37 pm

The longer, the easier, the more different types you can keep. Bigger tanks you can have a mix without overstocking as much as a small tank. Every foot of space that they can get out of each others' way helps, not just the water volume. In nature a fish can swim 10-20 feet away when chased, and there is peace. In the tank they are trapped so a fish can be under constant harassment.
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