Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

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CA SA or a new choice

Ca cichlids
8
47%
SA cichlids
4
24%
Something new and different.
5
29%
 
Total votes: 17

TheFishGuy
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Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

Post by TheFishGuy » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:23 pm

Hi everyone, I decided to post this here because if I posted it in the CA folder, it would go to the CA side... And if I posted it in the SA folder they would say SA! :lol:

I have a 1200 gallon aquarium:

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I'm faced with a decision I just cannot make on my own.

Option A is to go with a CA set up consisting of dovii, nicaraguense, nigrofasciatus, spilurus and flaveolus. All of which I currently have.

Or...

Option B is a SA community with oscars, ports, psittacus, chocolate cichlids and astroloheros red ciebal. All of which I also have.

OR... Start completely new with something YOU suggest, what would you do?

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Re: Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

Post by TheFishGuy » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:25 am

OK, so people have looked but no one wants to vote?

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Re: Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

Post by Lisachromis » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:03 am

They just are all too jealous of a 1200 gallon tank! :lol:

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Re: Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

Post by TheFishGuy » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:23 pm

:lol: The greatest part is now it's a dead heat... One vote for all! :lol:

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Re: Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

Post by Mark Smith » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:26 pm

The problem is that there are simply too many options at your fingertips as to what to do with your amazing aquarium.

Just go with what you like the most, I suppose. You are not limited with virtually any cichlid(s) with the exception of the largest such as P. dovii and most of the Cichla species?

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Re: Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

Post by TheFishGuy » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:32 pm

I had been dead set on doing a dovii biotope, but the experts seem to think it just won't work... I kind of want to do that just prove them wrong! LOL The tank is unique in the fact there's a huge break in line of site with the shape being an "L". I've kept aggressive species in the tank with very little to no aggression...

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Re: Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

Post by jabones » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:05 pm

dovii and umbee tank


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Re: Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

Post by Simon Morgan » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:24 am

What about a Congo Biotope? Ctenopoma, Steatocranus, Polypterus, Synodontis, Orthochromis, Gnathonemus etc etc....
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Re: Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

Post by tirzo13 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:20 am

Oreochromis Mossambicus "gold" that way you can eat a few each week and supply local restaurants.
The gold form is nice to look at and good to eat.
Otherwise a Moba Frontosa tank with hundreds of Cyprichromis.

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Re: Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

Post by TheFishGuy » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:19 pm

The tank is stocked with:

1-red tail catfish
1-tiger Shovelnose catfish
2-oxydoras Niger
1-arowana
1-clown knife
1-tiger datnoid
1-female festae
2-Florida gar
2-Oscars
4-plecos (all different species)
1-female psittacum

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Re: Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

Post by abrooks12376 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:10 am

Pictures of this beast?

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Re: Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

Post by TheFishGuy » Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:47 am

I'm out of town on business but I'll take some when I get home.

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Re: Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

Post by smitty » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:58 pm

Hurry up and get home. I am dying from anxiety.
150gal- Dovi's; 3 AC 110 P.Filters; 2 AC 110 P.Heads; Eheim 2217,2260
180gal- Managuense; 3 AC 110 P.Filters; 2 AC 110 P.Heads; Eheim 2217,2260; FX5
210gal- Argta,Bifsct,Fnstrtus,Maculcda,Regani,Syns,Zntus; 4 AC P.Filters; 2 AC P.Hds; Eheim 2250,2262; FX5

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Re: Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

Post by TheFishGuy » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:47 pm

Lol
This may be the laziest video I've ever taken. My phone is plugged in and I didn't feel like getting up lol
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CLnoyG7Aj6w

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Re: Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

Post by smitty » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:31 am

Great video thanks for posting. I could sit here and just watch the video all day.
150gal- Dovi's; 3 AC 110 P.Filters; 2 AC 110 P.Heads; Eheim 2217,2260
180gal- Managuense; 3 AC 110 P.Filters; 2 AC 110 P.Heads; Eheim 2217,2260; FX5
210gal- Argta,Bifsct,Fnstrtus,Maculcda,Regani,Syns,Zntus; 4 AC P.Filters; 2 AC P.Hds; Eheim 2250,2262; FX5

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Re: Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

Post by TheFishGuy » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:00 pm

I'll shoot a better one today. I'll actually get off the couch to do it lol


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Re: Poll! CA or SA 1200 gallon aquarium? Or....

Post by smitty » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:34 am

Are those Zonatums in the corner at the beginning of the video. That fester is beautiful. How long did it take you to build this tank. I see the Black Belt is flexing his muscle. I always thought Black Belt aggression is under estimated. Everything looks great. Good job.
150gal- Dovi's; 3 AC 110 P.Filters; 2 AC 110 P.Heads; Eheim 2217,2260
180gal- Managuense; 3 AC 110 P.Filters; 2 AC 110 P.Heads; Eheim 2217,2260; FX5
210gal- Argta,Bifsct,Fnstrtus,Maculcda,Regani,Syns,Zntus; 4 AC P.Filters; 2 AC P.Hds; Eheim 2250,2262; FX5

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