Aussie natives Stocking.

Longfindragon

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Sounds like an epic tank! Would it not be too many fish tho? I'm getting an 8ft tank soon and would love to stock it with a similar list. I have already 3 salmontail catfish, they're awesome fish, would love a platinum or golden barra
 

Stone Like Fish

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I bought another filter to run in combination with the sump to take filtration to around 13000LPH, the tank itself holding 1100L and the sump a further 250L or so. So filtration is pretty beefy.

I'll cut back to 1 eel. Trying to get rid of a stupid short neck turtle before I do any of this though.

Need to catch myself some salmon tails! Love those guys.
 

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Piranha
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And congratulations on the 8'! What are the dimensions? :)
 

Alonzo

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WOOT , i figured out how too post : )

-- Only native's i currently own are 2 archer fish, toxotes jaculatrix & toxotes microlepis

And they surely hate each other, but do live together.
 

Rodders02

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Just caught a murray cod the other week in the dam. He's about 6-7 inches in a 40 breeder (only temporary when he gets too big he's going back into the dam). Woke up the other day to a frog on top of the tank so I chucked it in with him and in about 2 seconds he had inhaled it. I just heard a big slam and got a little bit wet! Not aggressive but VERY predatory. Great fish put up an awesome fight too
 

Greenspot

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Joining for inspiration. I'd love a 6ft tropical community ank but I am just so scared of heating costs. So I'm thinking a cold water setup. What is there out there in way of peaceful schooling fish?
Othe than that, if I did grow up a yellow belly would he/she get a rich yellow belly in a tank? I really wanted a planted tank but I know they would dig up all the plants. At least my Murray used too.
 

aussiemonsters

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Joining for inspiration. I'd love a 6ft tropical community ank but I am just so scared of heating costs. So I'm thinking a cold water setup. What is there out there in way of peaceful schooling fish?
Othe than that, if I did grow up a yellow belly would he/she get a rich yellow belly in a tank? I really wanted a planted tank but I know they would dig up all the plants. At least my Murray used too.
Rainbows would be best.
 

aussiemonsters

Plecostomus
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They need fairly hot water though?
Tropical species not suitable but there are many that will be fine. Crimson Spots, Desert rainbows, Ornate Rainbows, Murray River etc. Pacific Blue
Eyes and Empire Gudgeons for a bit of variety.
 
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