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LotsaTanks
06/17/2017, 06:42 PM
I got a 180 gallon tank and am moving my two 3 foot+ snowflake and zebra eel in.

I will also be adding a porcupine puffer, green spot puffer, dogface puffer and flagfin angel which I am adopting from someone who can't keep them. These fish are all 5 inches long and have been together 6 years, so they may not grow more.

Can I add a couple more fish like a humu trigger and tang or is the bioload too much already? Or will there be compatibility issues likely?


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Hadla
06/17/2017, 08:43 PM
Two of those puffers need over 200 gallons each...

LotsaTanks
06/17/2017, 08:48 PM
I am good at upgrading tanks if I need to.

I'm not sure the puffers will grow more as they are 6-7 years old now. Do you think they will grow more at that age?


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cougareyes
06/17/2017, 10:24 PM
I would think those puffers are fine in that tank, and considering they've already been together I see no problem. The type of eels you have and the size of those fish I don't find a problem either. I can see why would want to add a couple more fish and you choice of a huma and a tang would be good choices. But you are right your bioload is going to be massive. I suggest an oversized skimmer, an algae turf scrubber or reactor, and maybe even carbon dosing.

FinnCole
06/19/2017, 02:39 PM
Two of those puffers need over 200 gallons each...
No they need 125 gallons

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Hadla
06/19/2017, 07:32 PM
Sorry I keep getting dog faced confused with mappa for some reason! Pics once you have it set up please :) my little snowflake moray is going into the 75 with my Ceylon and gsp

FinnCole
06/20/2017, 04:11 AM
Sorry I keep getting dog faced confused with mappa for some reason! Pics once you have it set up please :) my little snowflake moray is going into the 75 with my Ceylon and gsp
Oh it's ok Mappa puffers get huge I think your safer putting one of them in a 300 gallon I believe they get 2 feet long

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