7 foot south American Biotope redone

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7 foot south American Biotope redone

Unread post by toomanyfish » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:06 pm

hi all

There sometimes comes a point in time where you setup a tank thats epic,and takes you to the next level in aquascaping.For me this was the tank.Gigiantic,massive,lots of hurdles,but the end result seems to be worth the effort.The tank thats 7 feet in length,(210cms) had to be built on site.The stand is made of industrial grade steel and needs at least half a dozen people to move.A team of interiors and carpenters had to work around and build the frame without the tank being in place.The tank had to be slid in from behind as the front frame was fixed.A friend,who is a lighting expert had to be called in to provide the led effects for the tank.4 Eheim 2217's are used to filter it.3 Jager 200 w heat it..yes the numbers are crazy!Decor consists of white sand,river pebbles and cobbles of different grades and wood of different thickness.
The fish stock includes Scalare Angels,Satanoperca Daemons,Geophagus Altifrons,and Uaru amphiacanthoides (we probably one of the few people in India holding this fish at the moment)
Let me know what you all think of this tank.Its truely one of our special ones.

Tank Specifications 84L 21D 21H
Decor White Sand,Large Pebbles,Broken cobbles and gravels of various sizes
Light Custom made warm yellow and white leds
Backdrop Black vinyl
Hardware Jager 200w * 3 heater at 28 degrees,Eheim 2217 * 4,Eheim 2012
Maintainance 50%Water change weekly
Food Hikari Algae Wafers,Australian Blackworms,JBL Novabits,Frozen Beef, NLS Cichlid formula
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Re: 7 foot south American Biotope redone

Unread post by toomanyfish » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:07 pm

some more of the angels
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Re: 7 foot south American Biotope redone

Unread post by toomanyfish » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:08 pm

satanoperca daemon
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Re: 7 foot south American Biotope redone

Unread post by syed.ali » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:16 pm

This is loooking great, i wish you were in delhi or I was in same town as you then would have loved to see the tank in person

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Re: 7 foot south American Biotope redone

Unread post by bmukh » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:55 pm

Not sure about the rocks in the biotope. Normally, these are slow moving water carrying a lot of silt, so (1) you may not find too many rocks and (b) nice smooth round pebbles (1) in slow moving/stagnant pools.

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Re: 7 foot south American Biotope redone

Unread post by toomanyfish » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:25 pm

Bappa the rocks in the pic of the angels were replaced.the current rocks are the ones in the full tank shot.

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Re: 7 foot south American Biotope redone

Unread post by shergill00 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:05 pm

I loved this arrangement. From where did you arrange the white sand.

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Re: 7 foot south American Biotope redone

Unread post by sub » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:01 pm

nice tank frd u hv some rare fish available in indian market, I hv seen some other nice tanks of ours in forum, how many tanks u hv ?

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Re: 7 foot south American Biotope redone

Unread post by toomanyfish » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:17 pm

i have a total of 12 tanks and 35 client tanks

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Re: 7 foot south American Biotope redone

Unread post by SCORPIO » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:03 pm

A stunner tank.
I am also agree with Bappa Da. Replace the sharp edge rocks.
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