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#1 dmitri1521

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 03:32 PM

Picked up a 300 acrylic tank not too long ago. 96x24x30H. My sump and drip system was not ready yet and I couldn't look at the empty tank anymore so I used my external filter to get the tank going in the mean time. External filter only rated for a 150 gallon that's why tank is not full. It looks too big for them now but soon they will fill it out.
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#2 Grosse Gurke

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:10 PM

Nice size tank


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:42 AM

nice pick up man. they will grow up and fill the tank in no time 


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#4 dmitri1521

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 10:14 AM

What temp would you run the tank at? Currently 77. I heard they like cooler waters.

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 10:40 AM

from https://opefe.com/piraya.html
Water chemistry (here) for the rio Sao Francisco (and depending where you are) is: Temp; 21 - 24 C, pH; 6 - 7.8, Hardness up to 25 dG

so it's about 70-75F

the cooler temperature would help to reduce the chance of them eating each other, I lost about half of my piraya shoal during a summer heat wave years ago, which never happened with my other pygos...but that's just my experience, maybe other keepers had better luck than me


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:38 AM

thats a fat tank :thumbsup:


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