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2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Postby h0nkzz » Thu May 10, 2012 11:27 am

I'm in the process of building my new house and I'm going to build a +- 2000 gal concrete tank with 3 glass panel. The tank dimensions are 20' long x 5' wide x 31" high. The glass panels would be about 32" high and all of them have reinforce concrete/steel frames on all 4 sides

heres a simple illustration of what the tank construction looks like

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The tank is goin to be on one side of the wall in my family room
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and this is where the tank construction is at the moment
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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Postby Morpheen » Thu May 10, 2012 11:55 am

Oh man, this is going to be EPIC! :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Postby Catfish Dan » Thu May 10, 2012 12:28 pm

:popcorn:
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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Postby FedEXguy » Thu May 10, 2012 5:24 pm

Awesome. Just awesome. What are you thinking about stocking it with?
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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Postby h0nkzz » Thu May 10, 2012 10:22 pm

FedEXguy wrote:Awesome. Just awesome. What are you thinking about stocking it with?


I have now some Gibberosa Moba, a bunch of Cyp Jumbo Kitumba, Alto. Calvus and alot of shell dwellers.
I will eventually get a colony of Tropheus Ikola in it too.

I have seen this mix goes disastrous in my tank. Calvus kills shellies, Moba eats Cyps etc...
BUT i'm hoping i can get away with all that with a tank this big *fingers crossed* :D
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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Postby FedEXguy » Fri May 11, 2012 12:59 am

I hope you can, too. I look forward to seeing what you do with this monster tank!
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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Postby mel_cp6 » Fri May 11, 2012 12:21 pm

Can't wait to see this done and stocked.
If everything goes as you hope, When do you think youll be ready for fish?
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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Postby h0nkzz » Fri May 11, 2012 1:50 pm

mel_cp6 wrote:Can't wait to see this done and stocked.
If everything goes as you hope, When do you think youll be ready for fish?


Hopefully we can finish the house & tank and move in before the end of the year. My fish would be moving in along with me and the family of course :dancing: :fish: :fish:
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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Postby h0nkzz » Mon May 14, 2012 10:57 am

poured the concrete in this morning ! :D

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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Postby FedEXguy » Mon May 14, 2012 8:03 pm

Already? Cool, moving faster than I could :)
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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Postby h0nkzz » Wed May 16, 2012 11:53 am

We are trying to get the dirty work done before we work on the home finishes.
The tank is starting to take shape now, just gotta wait for the concrete to fully cure until I do anything else.

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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Postby Longstocking » Thu May 17, 2012 2:22 pm

Very cool good luck with it. How have you decided to deal with the humidity?

The mix should work in this size of tank... sure, some cyps will get eaten but they should spawn enough to keep up.
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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Postby h0nkzz » Tue May 22, 2012 12:24 pm

Longstocking wrote:Very cool good luck with it. How have you decided to deal with the humidity?

The mix should work in this size of tank... sure, some cyps will get eaten but they should spawn enough to keep up.


I'll install an exhaust fan or two above the tank area and hopefully that should take care of the humidity
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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Postby HYFW_Simon Zhou » Thu May 24, 2012 10:32 pm

it is a really great project.
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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Postby ox777 » Sun May 27, 2012 10:24 pm

I'm curious why you didn't leave the formwork on longer? From the dates of the pictures, it looks like you only left it on two days! Where I come from, we leave concrete formwork on for a minimum of 7 days, preferably 28 days. The concrete will be more true to form and stronger if left in formwork to cure.
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