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Hmm interested in getting a 400gl tank

What do you guys and gals think im interested in a 400 gallon tank i seen on craigslist if i do get this tank what should i put into it ??

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Maybe 1 Betta. 400 gallons should be big enough.

Bump: Of course I'm joking. First, I would get some mad exotic plants and aquascaping and then the sky is the limit. With a tank that big, you could get big fish or massive shoals of schooling fish. i.e. Neons, rasboras, etc.
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Huge shrimp colony. But seriously I would look into a biotope maybe discus?
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Biotope with a colony of wild bettas =D
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A huge planted tank with lots of smaller fish that aren't the norm would be pretty awesome.
A biotope with North American fish.
Okefenokee would be a good candidate.

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The water in that only weighs 3332 pounds. You might want to hire a structural engineer to make sure your flooring system can hold that much weight. The chemicals and maintenance alone would require two full-time jobs. One job to pay for it all and the other is actually to just care of it. Don't forget you'll also need a moving company with a huge truck just to get it to your house.

You are a brave one, I hope it all works out for you.

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not all Discus fish are expensive pluss maintenance this fellas a little of money to!!
But money its no a problem Good luck with aventure Discus are nice had them for over 2 years when all breedem in 150 gallons
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The water in that only weighs 3332 pounds. You might want to hire a structural engineer to make sure your flooring system can hold that much weight. The chemicals and maintenance alone would require two full-time jobs. One job to pay for it all and the other is actually to just care of it. Don't forget you'll also need a moving company with a huge truck just to get it to your house.

You are a brave one, I hope it all works out for you.

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Cichlids, cichlids, and more cichlids!

6-7 different colonies of mbuna would look fantastic. A peacock show tank would also be amazing.

For new world there are plenty of large cichlids if you want a FO tank.

If you want to go planted I think a gigantic colony of a schooling tetra would look fantastic!

Either that or, as Dcult said, a betta, preferably HMPK


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