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#1 njackson

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 11:16 AM

hi

i thinking of getting a 6ft x 2ft x 4ft tank in my bedroom and iam justing thinking about ideas. so far iam thinking about a stingray or a catfish tank or lungfish

how long can i have a leiarius pictus in 6ft x 2ft x 4ft tank, if i buy one 5-6 iches if i can find one, thanks.
i do know that they are two for sale in the uk, one is 50cm and the other is 36cm

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 02:59 PM

That's a huge tank that will weigh about 1.25 tons from the water alone! I wouldn't think a bedroom is a suitable place for it as the joists won't be designed to take the weight.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 03:05 PM

QUOTE (Rockdoc @ May 11 2009, 03:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's a huge tank that will weigh about 1.25 tons from the water alone! I wouldn't think a bedroom is a suitable place for it as the joists won't be designed to take the weight.

Keith


iam going to reinforce the floor.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 10:17 PM

If the width of your tank is 4ft then I think you could get away with housing a Leiarius pictus as it could turn with no problem. We have a factsheet on this species here http://www.scotcat.c...rius_pictus.htm
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:22 PM

QUOTE (scotcat @ May 12 2009, 11:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If the width of your tank is 4ft then I think you could get away with housing a Leiarius pictus as it could turn with no problem. We have a factsheet on this species here http://www.scotcat.c...rius_pictus.htm


thanks, do anybody know any tankmates they can go with and have anybody try stingray with them.

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 09:13 AM

in praticalfishkeeping magazine is it the same article on the website.

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 11:44 AM

No, not the same article....is it in this months addition?
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