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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:45 pm Post subject: MONSTER Tank Reply with quote

 Hi  Everyone,
 
 Has  anyone  come  across  this  Monster  Tank.....??
 
 MONSTERS  in  a  MONSTER  TANK
 
 This  is  the  kind  of  tank  I  wish  to  own...  but  definitely  not  those  monsters...........   Chuckle
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:17 pm Post subject: Re: MONSTER Tank Reply with quote

 Thanks  for  sharing  Gokulin  Smile
 
 Sort  of  my  dream  too.  But  wont  have  the  monsters.  
 Wish  to  re-create  a  Amazon  biotope.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:46 pm Post subject: Re: MONSTER Tank Reply with quote

 Surprised   Surprised  
   simply  amazing..  Smile
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 Crying or Very sad  How  would  they  make  the  water  changes?!?   Crying or Very sad
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AQuARiUs_InDicA  wrote  (View  Post):                
Crying or Very sad  How  would  they  make  the  water  changes?!?   Crying or Very sad                

 
 Did  you  read  the  thread?  seems  that  guy  is  changing  10000  US  Gallons  of  water  a  week........  even  when  he  is  physically  challenged  to  do  so......
 
 And  he  has  saved  money  for  seven  years  to  bring  it  to  life........   Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:05 pm Post subject: Re: MONSTER Tank Reply with quote

 Shocked  Too  much  wonlee  ra!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:09 pm Post subject: Re: MONSTER Tank Reply with quote

 Excellent,  The  first  line  of  his  article  says  it  all............
 maybe  one  of  our  admin's  could  invite  him  to  be  a  member  of  IAH...........
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:53 pm Post subject: Re: MONSTER Tank Reply with quote

 Thats  BIG!!!!!!!!   Wonder  how  does  he  manage  everything  in  it   Surprised   
   
 
                                                 
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Excellent,  The  first  line  of  his  article  says  it  all............  
 maybe  one  of  our  admin's  could  invite  him  to  be  a  member  of  IAH...........                

 
    Thats  a  great  idea  Arvind.  Would  love  to  have  him  tell  us  a  few  things  about  fish  keeping,  surely  he  must  be  real  good  at  it!!
 
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I  really  do  believe  you  about  Japan  being  expensive  (I  learned  a  lot  about  the  fact  that  Toyko  is  the  most  expensive  city  to  live  in  the  world,  since  my  last  girlfriend  lives  there).
 
 I  am  very  happy  for  you  and  your  fish  that  you  are  building  such  a  big  tank  .  This  is  a  fantastic  site  because  so  many  people  are  willing  to  provide  suitable  sized  tanks  for  their  Monster  fish.  Have  you  seen  Frank  in  the  Netherlands  tank  and  his  friends  3  biggies?  Go  to  my  basketball  teams  website  for  his  tremendous  website  of  tanks  from  550  gallon  to  26,500  gallons.  look  at  the  bottom  of  the  index  on  the  left  side  www.spitfirechallenge.ca
 
 How  much  do  you  pay  for  a  litre  of  gas?  kw  of  electricity?
 
 
 John  MFK  with  the  2,400  gallon  arapaima  tank,  Zoodiver  -  Matt  MFK  and  Frank  from  the  Netherlands  have  far  more  knowledge  in  filtration  than  I  do.  I  strongly  recommend  to  anyone  asking  about  filtration  information  to  contact  their  websites  or  MFK  for  advice.  They  are  avid  hobbyists  who  go  out  of  their  way  to  be  helpful.
 
 My  big  tank  has  a  low  fish  density  and  the  28,000  lbs  of  lava  rock  really  assist  the  natural  biological  filtration.  The  pictures  shown  now  only  show  a  fraction  of  the  Lava  rock.  I  will  give  MFK  some  more  pics  in  the  future.  I  provide  10,000  gallon  weekly  water  changes  and  I  use  a  600  lb  sand  filter  (swimming  pool  with  a  3  hp  pump)  and  a  high  pressure  air  line  at  the  9  foot  deep  level.
 
 By  not  feeding  too  often  my  tank  can  actually  exist  without  any  filtration  from  the  sand  filter  at  all.  I  have  monitored  my  tank  for  a  full  365  day  period  without  any  filtration.  Just  the  airstone  running.  The  fish  were  fine  and  I  saved  $1,200  in  that  period  on  the  electricity  bill  by  not  running  that  particular  pump  &  filter.  The  water  was  never  as  clear  as  Franks  or  Johns  tanks  but  all  my  fish  hobbyist  friends  found  it  was  fine.  Ad  Koning  and  Stuart  Grant  both  visited  and  operated  a  friends  (Wai  Hing  Lam)  submersible  remote  control  dual  vhs  camera  submarine  in  my  big  tank  and  the  water  was  clear.
 
 My  15K  tank  can  not  be  left  more  than  4  weeks  without  running  the  filter  (also  a  600  lb  sand  filter  with  a  2  hp  pump).  The  tank  was  not  overstocked  the  first  3  years  but  now  many  of  the  fish  have  grown  between  18"  to  36"  and  it  is  now  overstocked.  SimonL  a  MFK  member  and  a  friend  of  mine  is  going  into  the  tank  and  catch  a  couple  of  dozen  in  the  late  spring  of  2006  to  reduce  the  fish  load.  Over  the  summer  I  will  put  them  outside  in  my  outdoor  ponds.  I  run  a  high  pressure  air  line  at  6  foot  deep  at  all  times.  I  give  4,000  gallon  water  changes  on  this  one.
 
 My  electricity  bill  runs  up  to  $1,200  a  month  to  run  my  123  tanks,  heaters,  lights  (I  use  full  spectrum  with  ultraviolet  on  most  of  my  tanks  and  tropical  birds),  many  pumps,  2  freezers  and  3  fridges  required  to  hold  the  approx  1400  pounds  of  frozen  food  I  need  to  feed  them.  I  also  have  several  ponds  one  of  which  has  a  waterfall  that  is  only  7  foot  high  but  stretches  across  the  pond  about  60  to  70  feet  and  has  4  large  pumps  running  the  waterfalls.  Due  to  the  cost  of  running  so  many  pumps  (up  to  3hp  each)  on  this  pond  I  have  kept  the  number  of  hours  they  operate  down.
 
 My  oil  requirements  to  heat  the  tanks  and  water  changes  also  run  about  $1,200  a  month  (before  the  oil  price  hike).  Due  to  torn  rotator  cuffs  from  sport  injuries  I  will  reduce  the  number  tanks  by  70  smaller  ones  and  add  a  few  more  180's.  So  the  hydro  usage  will  probably  be  lower  slightly  due  to  decrease  in  lights  required.  My  total  gallonage  in  my  4  fishrooms  will  be  reduced  to  about  76,000  total  gallons.
 A  lot  of  people  might  think  this  is  expensive  but  I  used  to  ride  &  race  motorcycles  (not  professionally)  and  spent  a  lot  more  on  that  hobby  than  this  one.
 
 
 
 I  also  have  reduced  the  amount  of  light  to  my  tanks  because  most  of  my  big  fish  do  not  like  bright  light.  Hobbyists  tend  to  forget  that  many  of  the  fish  we  keep  come  from  sources  covered  by  jungles  or  black  tanic  induced  water,  where  the  fish  don't  get  much  light.  They  really  are  uncomfortable  in  the  bright  light  that  many  hobbyists  provide  them  with.  I  plan  to  write  an  article  on  how  fish  eyesight  differs  from  human  eyesight  in  the  future  and  why  many  fish  prefer  low  level  lighting.
 
 
 
 I  hope  this  helps  you
 
 Best  of  luck  on  building  your  new  tank.  Please  write  an  article  for  Trust  and  Neoprodigy  so  that  more  MFK  members  will  be  inspired  to  also  build  large  tanks  for  their  fish.  Thanks  again  to  the  founders  of  this  great  website
                 

 
 IMO  he  is  the  biggest  aquarist  on  the  planet.........  I  am  not  sure.....  I  haven't  heard  anyone  having  123  fish  tanks,  and  outdoor  ponds  and  this  is  worse.....  3  refrigeratiors  to  hold  the  fish  food........   Surprised   Surprised   Surprised   Surprised
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:15 pm Post subject: Re: MONSTER Tank Reply with quote

 Hmmm  hope  that  gives  sum  tip  or  encouragement  to  the  Bombay  aquarium
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:16 pm Post subject: Re: MONSTER Tank Reply with quote

 Niice  find  gokulin  Smile  this  guys  is  surely  admirable..  kudos  to  him.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:33 pm Post subject: Re: MONSTER Tank Reply with quote

                                                   
gokulin  wrote  (View  Post):                

 Did  you  read  the  thread?  seems  that  guy  is  changing  10000  US  Gallons  of  water  a  week........  even  when  he  is  physically  challenged  to  do  so......
 
 And  he  has  saved  money  for  seven  years  to  bring  it  to  life........   Very Happy                

 
 Ah!  thatz  wicked!!  I  kinda  overlooked  it.   Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:30 am Post subject: Re: MONSTER Tank Reply with quote

 Great  thread.  For  those  who  can't  afford  such  tanks  (includes  me  !!   Very Happy  ),  the  first  words  should  offer  a  lot  to  dream  about.
 
 Thanks,  Gokul.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:34 am Post subject: Re: MONSTER Tank Reply with quote

 U  need  to  take  a  direct  connection  from  a  dam  or  a  river  to  do  these  WCs...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:26 pm Post subject: Re: MONSTER Tank Reply with quote

 Whoa  Simply  AMAZING!!!   Rock On   Thanks  a  lot  Gokulin...  Thumb Up
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