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450 Gallon Starfire glass planted tank with Manzanita wood

Discussion in 'Planted Aquariums' started by plantbrain, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. plantbrain

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    Here's a client's 450 gal tank for his office.
    Has automated push button water changes to 50%, you do not have to leave the chair even:welldone:

    6 top of the line Ehiems.
    Will use about 6 plant species, mostly, some Drawf Hygro or Staurogyne sp, and mostly hairgrass type belem. Low light and 1000 Green neons and Amano and cherry shrimp. Maybe CRS's.

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    Tank is 8ftx3ft x 30 inches front to back.
    Light is about 1.9w/gal but will run a bit lower.
    About 40-50 micromol tops.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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    can't wait to see it progress
     
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    Very impressive tank, and filtration!!! Keep us posted man. How does the water changes work? Subscribed :)
     
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    holy god, how does the filtration system work? everything is combined?
     
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    wow. just wow that is amazing


    I wish I had money lol
     
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    awesome!
     
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    irishspy There is a stargate in my aquarium.

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    I'd like one installed in my apartment, please. :drool: :D
     
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    I think I'm lizzing.
     
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    Wow...when I win the lottery I'm treating myself to one of these! :grinyes:
     
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    That's the trouble about a nice set up this large, you can't just trip the guy and run off with his tank... :silly:

    Seriously though that tank is my new dream tank, the manzanita is amazing, the whole set up is just stunning. Subscribed and waiting for more pics!
     
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    that is some serious tank.. The system looks clean, nice setup. I gotta tell you, Not only am I jelous of the tank and the super filtration but the driftwood!!!! THE DRIFTWOOD!! looks awesome!
     
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    Looks great, cant wait to see that thing full of water
     
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    Absolutely amazing tank! Nice wood. 1000 green neons?!?!?! :drool: OMG!

    Cant wait to see it!!
     
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    Speechless!!!! Is there anything else going in other than the neons on the larger side? Maybe Discus or Angels...LOL
     
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    beeZer350 Likes Expensive Hobbies :(

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    That's going to look amazing
     
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    I came across those pics while doing a search on manzanita. That is some nice looking wood.
     
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    OHHHH GODD NEED a towel! (family guy reference....) anyway nice looking tank, and I can't wait to see more progress!!!


    Mike
     
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    The Ehiems are used since the client works 6 ft away from the tank(I told him I thought adding this tank in his office was a bad idea.......he's going to reduce production and not work, then will not be able to pay his bills). This is for noise factors, we really cannot remotely filter, so Ehiems are quiet and easy to service in this environment. There are 2 x 40 W UV's, 2 of the ehiems are heater units, and then the other's go to 4 x CO2 reactors.

    I'll detail the lighting out in about 4 weeks once we set it up more.
    Still some work to do.

    I suppose I could sound proot a different filter system, but it would cost more than the filtration system cost to do correctly. I had to do that for a client and learned more about sound proofing than I ever thought or considered possible. That is an "art".

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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    What? it's not done yet??

    (kiddin)
    very nice(not kiddin)
     
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    425 gallons of water = 3600 lbs
    wood/substrate = 200 lbs
    tank= 800 lbs
    stand= 400 lbs
    filters = 150 lbs

    Quick estimate = 5150 lbs

    I hope hes on the bottom floor of his office...

    I wonder if my wife will let me get one of these for our 2nd floor apartment - its wonderful!
     

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