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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:01 am

Wow BESAR sekali! Where in Indonesia is it?

Can't wait for it to finish!

Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:07 am

I'm also curious, how's its filtration system?

Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:25 am

hey Als, i'm in jakarta too. west side.
for filtration I'm building my very own DIY wet & dry system :D.
I'll upload some pictures when its up and running later

Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:40 am

Sweet! It'll be quite challenging distributing the flows :)

And here I thought 700G private indoor tank at Tebet was huge enough. He also used custom filtration.

Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:47 am

ooow yeah I've seen that tank before, more like a paludarium, but still pretty intense ! That project was actually one of my inspiration in building this big tank.

Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:54 am

Will it be planted, too? I imagine it'll be so refreshing with some live greens.

Btw where did you buy gold occie and cyps?

Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:16 am

filling it up as we speak. Fingers crossed.

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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:36 am

awesome, so in 2-3 days it'll be full? that's gotta take forever.

Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:13 pm

Man I just saw this thread. What an awesome project.

The question I have is how are you going to heat that amount of water or is the ambient temperature of the room such that it won't need much heating?

Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:31 pm

brit_abroad wrote:The question I have is how are you going to heat that amount of water or is the ambient temperature of the room such that it won't need much heating?


This huge tank is located in Jakarta, Indonesia which is a tropical country, hence heating is not necessary. The water temp in the tanks here usually is around 27 - 30 C, depending on the seasons.

Many of us who live in this warm and humid climate many times even have to lower the water temp instead by using cooling fan, air con, or chiller.

Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:53 am

yeah the tank is in my family room with average temperature of 86 F or 30 C. so heating the tank would be such a big issue here.

anyway here's a little update. Filled to the top with no visible problems at the moment.
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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:53 am

Enormous project, congratulations.

How do tanganyikan cichlids cope with such high temperatures - is there no oxygen defficiency?

Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:17 pm

It is on !!!

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Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:21 pm

You are just teasing us, more pics please!!!

Re: 2000 Gallon Tanganyikan Project

Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:15 pm

Whoo Hoo- glad to see this stage of the setup! But, yes- more pics please.
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