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"I have received lots of comments regarding my post on BGKs. And although the inch per gallon rule doesn't apply to large fish, my knifefish isn't that big. He's only five inches or so. Secondly, he has a large home to move into. Once my BGK is big enough, he has a 200 gallon tank with 3 tiger oscars to move into. I'm just growing him in a smaller tank until he can live with oscars without being a snack. And if you keep on top of your water changes, you can push the rule to the limit and have healthy and happy fish. I clean my tank every saturday morning and I usually do a 20-25% water change. And lastly bottom feeders like pleco contribute 75% less waste than any other fish so they practically don't count towards the inch per gallon rule. Because of this a 10" pleco counts for about 2.5-3" of space. Because of this many people say they just don't count. Do you even know how to tell when a pleco is too long for the tank? If a pleco is at the top of the tank and his length is 2/3 the length of the glass then he is too long. Many people don't know that. Thank you Calvin for your support. Its finally nice to talk to some one who actually knows what they're talking about (unlike J and Z). To give you a brief summary of my 44 G tank, it isn't your standard rectangular tank. Its a custom made corner unit (explaining the unusual size). My BGK has a cave that looks like the Roman Colosseum. He usually spends the most of his time during the day in his little hideaway, but during feeding time, he rushes out to gobble down a small chunk of frozen bloodworm. He spends his nights swimming in all sorts of weird patterns. My pH is about 7.4. in my set up. I would also like to hear about your unique sounding setup. I look forward to hearing back from you. "

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