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I have a 120 gal aquarium with overflow box, wet/dry filter system, intake and output submersible pumps and several powerheads, titanium heater....
How difficult is it to have piranhas vs marine fish? I had a protein skimmer but sold it a while back. Is it necessary to have? Do I have a good start or will this hobby be just as frustrating? Thanks, Riverbait
 

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ive never had any problems keeping piranhas, they are very tolerant to mistakes and will survive almost everything, i think you porbably will not have any diffeculties to keep piranhas. just do what you do with every fish.
 

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set the tank up just like you do for marine. no need for the skimmer in fresh water fish.
 

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I appreciate your feedback. I think I will definitely do some serious reading on this website! You have no idea how nice it is to get feedback that is encouraging rather than telling you only the negative challenges. In the future I will try to do my homework before asking redundant questions. But this is a very good start!!
 
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You would certainly want a decent skimmer for the marine setup. You would need decent lighting if you were to go reef. The skimmer would probably cost a fair bit to handle that size of tank.

You are good to go for freshwater and Piranha. A shoal of about 6 Pygo's would be good for their.

Saying that if I were you I would go marine and get a porcupine puffer. But thats just me and there is still a lot of expense to make it marine. Not to mention a lot more to read up on.
 
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