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Old 01-17-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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7ft Piranha Tank


Hi everyone,

Just thought I would show my tank. Always come to this site for the useful plant info and threads! Anyway, here is my tank with three wild piranhas 11-14"
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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That's really cool. I can imagine it's a huge hurdle to manage water quality with three big carnivores in there. So uh...how do you work in it? Slash proof gloves? lol
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:35 PM   #3
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That's awesome. More pictures!

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:40 PM   #4
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interesting!
whats the tank volume ?
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:41 PM   #5
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Amazing tank! Love the scape.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
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very cool!
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:46 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. Tank is 84" 22" wide x 26". Not sure what the volume is.

Yeah water quality can be a problem which I think it why I perhaps suffer from algae. I have ozone and two FX5s to keep it under control
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:05 PM   #8
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Thanks guys. Tank is 84" 22" wide x 26". Not sure what the volume is.

Yeah water quality can be a problem which I think it why I perhaps suffer from algae. I have ozone and two FX5s to keep it under control
I used to run canister filters for my big tank too. Until I switched over to sump or wet/dry system. It is much more efficient to run and maintain, and bio filter is twice as much or more. It is something to look into if you have the budget.

If you're getting algae, it might be worth to increase the flow in the tank. This will help a little bit.

Cool looking fish!!! You need some datnoid in there!!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:10 PM   #9
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I might give that a go then. I did have two 12,000 lph powerheads but took them out as they were throwing the plants everywhere. May stick them back in now.

I have about 1.5 wpg and pressurized co2 with ei dosing daily
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I might give that a go then. I did have two 12,000 lph powerheads but took them out as they were throwing the plants everywhere. May stick them back in now.

I have about 1.5 wpg and pressurized co2 with ei dosing daily
WPG is out dated.

A good lighting thread to read:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=184368

Direct your powerhead towards the front of the tank. You want all your plants to sway. With pressurized co2, you want to have good flow to carry the co2 and nutrients to all your plants.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:55 PM   #11
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Very interesting read that. It is odd, the side of the tank with all the flow gets loads of algae and the dead side gets none. I will try putting a powerhead back in and see what happens.

I used to have 9 large piranhas in there but now sold 6 so I can focus on the plants but it isn't going to plan at the moment
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:03 PM   #12
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Wow..just WOW. Wonderful! More pictures! More!
What do you feed those guys? Could we have close ups? =]
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:32 PM   #13
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nice - I am currently planting my 75 with 3 8" range red belly - high five fellow piranha keeper
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:07 PM   #14
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Nice tank & footprint. Are you going to add anything else in there
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:28 AM   #15
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Oh WOW! Nice tank and fishies! I remember a pirhana tank at an aquarium that had a variety of tetras in there too... They weren't getting eaten! Probably because the toothies weren't hungry.
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