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    My Compresus Tank

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    My Compresus Tank

    Post by Insanity on Mon 29 Jun 2009, 10:03

    125 Gallon Tank
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    Water Pram: Ph 7.6, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 0, Ammonia 0, Temp: 82F


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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by burgh on Mon 29 Jun 2009, 17:45

    Great looking setup you got there. What kind of sand did you use, if you don't mind me asking?
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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by Insanity on Mon 29 Jun 2009, 19:10

    Silica Sand. You can get it at any place that sell pools. Its the sand that they put into the pool filters.
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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by Cam on Mon 29 Jun 2009, 22:14

    Very Nice! He lives like a king in there:)
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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by Insanity on Tue 30 Jun 2009, 09:23

    He Sure does!!! I just got him! And is a beautiful compressus! He is one CRAZY piranha and very teritorial. He'd chase all the other fish away from his spot that he hides out right now. He freaked out yesterday and went all crazy he bit one the other fishes tail off then left the fish alone. He was also attacking his own reflection in the tank. Damn he's lighting quick!
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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by burgh on Wed 01 Jul 2009, 00:05

    Insanity wrote:Silica Sand. You can get it at any place that sell pools. Its the sand that they put into the pool filters.


    Thanks for the info. He looks great over the white sand, I will have to look up a local pool store. :) Do your fish kick it up much or have you noticed it getting in your filters at all?


    Thanks again.. more pics :)
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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by Insanity on Wed 01 Jul 2009, 13:04

    well, I have not found sand in my filters. But when the sand gets kicked up it settles down real fast. But once you have the sand in the tank with it filled. After some time it will compact. But if you want to setup a sand setup i would recomend that you dump the sand into a pale with water and sift it out then put into your tank. Otherwise, it will take a long time for the tiny sand partical to settle down.

    I will post more pics when i take some more!
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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by burgh on Wed 01 Jul 2009, 16:03

    Thanks for the info, sounds just setting up saltwater tanks with sand pretty much.
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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by Insanity on Wed 01 Jul 2009, 19:30

    I'm glad my new compressus finally ate a fish today. Its just too bad i couldn't watch him eat it. I did a water change and turned the temp up 2 degrees and he seems to be a lot more aggressive. He is still shy but seems like he is slowly getting used to his new tank! Man, I gotta setup a video camera for the tank. I know he went nuts eating that fish! My thermometer got knocked off the glass and two other fish in the tank are missing fins. One of the two is missing majority of his tail.
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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by Insanity on Fri 03 Jul 2009, 09:50

    I got a few 2.5 inch baby oscars for the compressus to play with. Twisted Evil So far he ate one tetra, started on the second tetra. all the guppies in the tank are doing fine but the oscars are after them. But I am surprised so far he is leaving the oscars alone and showing no aggression towards them for now. He seems he only comming out when the lights are off. Well, I'm going to be temporarily dividing my 125 gallon today.
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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by Insanity on Thu 13 Aug 2009, 01:23

    Heres an update with my tank divided and i put up a black background.
    My compressus and BDR in my 125 gallon. Sorry about the poor quality taken with my phone camera.

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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by burgh on Sun 13 Sep 2009, 00:58

    How are the fish ? Do they get nuts when they see each other?


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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by Insanity on Sun 13 Sep 2009, 15:25

    Yeah they do! The compressus tries to chew the egg crate to get through to the other side. and the Blue diamond just rams it. Its actually pretty neat to watch. It seems that the compressus would hit its prey with multiple quick bites. The blue diamond seems to use more of a brute force type of attack since he will gain speed and ram and bite the prey with force.


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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by Cam on Sun 13 Sep 2009, 22:32

    Either chase the "mag-float",..
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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by Insanity on Sun 13 Sep 2009, 23:00

    The blue diamond will attack the mag float and fingers. The compressus hides when the mag float is out.


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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by burgh on Mon 14 Sep 2009, 03:54

    Nice, sounds like it would be something to see.


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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by Insanity on Wed 30 Sep 2009, 09:33

    Finally I was able to get video of my Compressus eating a fish! He Ate it with me right infront of the tank! Can't figure out how to put video on here.


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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by Metal Maniac on Thu 05 Nov 2009, 03:46

    How's he doing Tom???


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    Re: My Compresus Tank

    Post by Insanity on Thu 05 Nov 2009, 09:36

    The Compressus is doing great! he ain't so shy anymore! I can't believe how aggressive he is. Finally got a video of the compressus eating. They sure don't hunt the same. The Blue diamond is doing great too! He's actually looks bigger, definately thicker. He's becoming more fearless. He will chase the net when it goes into the tank and does not hide anymore. Its neat to watch them just hover in the current.


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