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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:22 pm Post subject: My Asian Gold Arowana - Flash Reply with quote

 It  almost  started  in  IAH  with  this  post   where  my  quest  for  having  an  Asian  Arowana  started.  I  didnt  get  any  leads  I  widened  my  search  and  started  visiting  almost  all  LFS  in  Bangalore  and  even  outside  state  ones  which  came  across  through  friends.  Not  moving  in  the  right  direction,  and  some  failed  attempts  through  some  of  Bangalore  well  known  LFS  I  was  finally  able  to  conclude  my  search  through  a  LFS  from  Mumbai.  I  was  able  to  get  lots  of  silver,  RTG  common  ones  which  I  was  not  looking  for.  
 
 Long  story  short,  after  6  months  of  search,  my  much  awaited  Asian  Arowana  finally  landed  in  Bangalore  Airport  one  midnight  during  November  2015.  I  was  there  waiting  at  the  airport  cargo  to  receive  him  and  carry  home,  some  50  kms  away  from  BLR  airport.  His  to-be  home  a  6  feet  ADA  tank  was  being  cycled  for  last  few  months,  waiting  for  this  guy.  He  came  with  a  Certificate,  a  tag  reading  and  microchip  inserted  inside  his  body.  
 
 And  we  had  decided  to  name  him  -  FLASH.
 
 He  was  around  8  Inches  when  we  received  him  and  took  him  a  few  days  to  start  feeding.  Started  with  Dried  Shrimp,  Hikari  and  AR-G1  sticks  (which  he  didnt  touch)  and  then  found  out  he  loved  market  prawns.  I  now  feed  him  mostly  Prawns  and  insert  the  pellets  inside  prawns  and  he  eats  them  unknowingly.  Also  feed  him  mealworms  as  occasional  treat.
 
 I  do  30-40  %  water  change  every  week-end  without  fail  and  do  test  water  with  API  kit  often.  Tank  is  supported  by  2  SunSun  canister  filters.
 
 Now  its  almost  1.5  years  Flash  is  with  us,  and  almost  became  a  member  of  our  family.  it  has  been  a  pleasant  experience  raising  him  and  he  is  gentle,  playful  and  a  calm  and  settled  kind  of  guy.  He  has  become  used  to  us  and  not  afraid  of  us  these  days,  during  feeding  or  water  change  even  allows  to  touch  his  back  sometimes..  I  learned  a  lot  about  Arowana  varieties,  their  care  and  issues  during  this  time  he  is  with  us.  One  thing  I  mainly  learnt  is  that  do  not  blindly  go  with  reading  or  advice  from  people  on  internet,  which  may  or  may  not  work  for  your  case.  
 
 When  we  are  around  in  the  house,  Flash  like  to  watch  us  when  we  are  in  the  living  room,  just  like  we  love  to  watch  him  swimming  around.  In  order  to  watch  him  when  we  are  outside,  I  even  setup  an  IP  Camera  at  home  so  that  I  can  watch  him  throughout  (he  doesnt  have  any  privacy  now   Chuckle  )
 
 Sharing  some  recent  pics,  taken  during  last  week  end.  He  is  currently  2  years  of  age  and  2  feet  long,  approximately.  
 
 Cheers,
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:38 pm Post subject: Re: My Asian Gold Arowana - Flash Reply with quote

 wonderful..   Clapping   Clapping  
 So  what  was  source  you  bought  him  from..
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:07 pm Post subject: Re: My Asian Gold Arowana - Flash Reply with quote

 Hi  Narayanang76,
 
 Wow,sounds  that  you  have  such  a  loyal  friend  at  home  Cheering  
 What  is  its  name?
 
 Zhenya
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:26 am Post subject: Re: My Asian Gold Arowana - Flash Reply with quote

                                                   
Nidhi  wrote  (View  Post):                
wonderful..   Clapping   Clapping  
 So  what  was  source  you  bought  him  from..                

 
 Thanks,  bought  through  a  person  from  Mumbai,  his  name  is  Mangesh.
 
 
                                                 
SantaMonicaHelp  wrote  (View  Post):                
Hi  Narayanang76,
 
 Wow,sounds  that  you  have  such  a  loyal  friend  at  home  Cheering  
 What  is  its  name?
 
 Zhenya                

 
 Thanks,  more  than  a  friend  its  like  a  family  member  now.  We  call  him  FLASH.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:54 pm Post subject: Re: My Asian Gold Arowana - Flash Reply with quote

 Beautiful  Thumb Up  
 Please  share  more  pics   Rock On
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:07 pm Post subject: Re: My Asian Gold Arowana - Flash Reply with quote

 beautiful  fish  &  nice  photo  taken.   Thumb Up  
 
 Post  some  more  pics.  .  by  the  way  what  lights  are  you  using.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:43 am Post subject: Re: My Asian Gold Arowana - Flash Reply with quote

                                                   
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beautiful  fish  &  nice  photo  taken.   Thumb Up  
 
 Post  some  more  pics.  .  by  the  way  what  lights  are  you  using.                

 
 Thank  you.  
 
 That  is  a  regular  tube  light  within  the  aquarium  tank.  
 
 Sharing  some  more  pics  based  on  members  requests..
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:51 am Post subject: Re: My Asian Gold Arowana - Flash Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:53 am Post subject: Re: My Asian Gold Arowana - Flash Reply with quote

 Tank  and  fish  looks  amazing.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:40 am Post subject: Re: My Asian Gold Arowana - Flash Reply with quote

 Beautiful  fish  and  very  well  kept.
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 One  recent  YouTube  video  of  Flash,  he  is  doing  great.
 
 https://youtu.be/uRdbXnEEV3w
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 very  beautiful  !!  Cheering
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 Amazing  fish  pics  share  with  us.  plz  share  more  fish  pics.  Thumbs Up   Thumb Up   Cheer
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:44 am Post subject: Re: My Asian Gold Arowana - Flash Reply with quote

 Update:  I  have  upgraded  the  tank  to  a  6Ft  X  2.5Ft  X  2Ft,  custom  built  tank  with  Sump  and  Bean  Animal  Overflow  system.  BA  Overflow  for  a  silent  and  fail-safe  operations.  Setup  was  completed  in  Nov  2017  and  have  been  running  smoothly  so  far.  Glass  was  custom  ordered  from  Balaji  Glass,  infantry  Rd,  Bangalore  and  tank  constructed  at  home  with  help  of  someone  known  to  me.  
 
 The  entire  tank  building  experience  was  an  awesome  learning  experience  for  me,  stand,  finalisation  of  specs  for  the  glass,  ordering  the  glass,  cutting  the  glass,  drilling  holes  for  the  overflow  and  return  lines,  making  the  tank,  doing  the  plumbing  and  setup  sump,  and  moving  the  monster  fish  from  previous  tank  to  new  tank  -  all  went  well.
 
 On  my  earlier  6Ft  tank  was  having  less  width,  and  was  running  2  SunSun  304  series  Canister  filters.  I  am  seeing  the  overall  benefits  with  the  new  system  compared  to  my  earlier  tank:
 
     Silent  operations,  only  a  small  sound  of  the  return  pump  only.  
     Holds  almost  5-6  times  more  bio  media
     Maintenance  effort  reduced,  sump  tanks,  media,  and  display  tank  remain  residue/slime  free.  I  havent  touched  sump  tank  after  setup,  for  4  months  now.  Main  thanks  to  100  micron  filter  socks  in  sump
     Weekly  water  change  effort  reduced,  just  remove  30-40%  water,  refill  and  replace  filter  socks  in  sump.  No  scrubbing  and  cleaning  of  glass  needed.
     Power  consumption  almost  reduced  to  half,  just  55W  pump  on  my  EHeim  return  pump.  Got  rid  of  air  pump  also,  I  have  power  backup  at  home
     Water  quality,  parameters  well  within  control.  Almost  crystal  clear  water  in  tank
     

 
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