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Old 03-28-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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1450 US gallons in 2 tanks DIY with Malawi

2 big fish tanks 1450 Us gallons total - YouTube

Here a tube from my 2 aquariums build.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:58 AM   #2
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Nice tanks.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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Are the tanks wood tanks with plexi front?
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:50 PM   #4
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Awesome I'm gonna do this when I get a house
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:05 PM   #5
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Are the tanks wood tanks with plexi front?
The tanks are made from plywood and liquid pond liner.
For the fronts and some other parts i did use laminate for floors.
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Very nice & what a way to come in...welcome!!!! Can you talk a little more about your filter setup and maybe a few more pics of the filter setup. How many cichlids do you have in there & what kind?
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:08 PM   #7
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Lol yes please inform us, u obviously know what your doing!
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:22 PM   #8
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part 1 build 1
2300 liters (600 U.S. gallons)
In October 2011 I started with the construction of the 2 aquariums, they are made of plywood and liquid pond liner.
Also all filter parts are self-made, in the same way as the aquarium.
The total capacity of the system is 5500 liters (1450 U.S. gallons).
The entire aquarium system is heated by a central heating exchanger.
All lights are equipped with LED lights.
In the filter portions will also be a buffer, given that it is used to preheat the water.
The weekly water change is done entirely by the coupling of the aquarium system to the reservoir of the toilet.
Auarium water is then used to flush toilets, fresh water is then refilled with tank system.
The filter portions will consist of a wet biologist, 2 dry filters, two sand filters, and a heat exchanger

The substructure for the aquariums consist Ytong blocks.
Between the fist layer of wood and the second one ,are reinforcement bars.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:24 PM   #9
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build 1 part 2

All wood joints are glued with waterproof PU glue and screwed
All walls are double, and between the layers of wood isolated.
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build 1 part 3

All wood joints are glued with waterproof PU glue and screwed
All walls are double, and between the layers of wood isolated.
I will paint the front of the aquarium later on.
The sides and back i finish of with laminate(just the normal one for the floor)
For all filter sections and parts i use also the pond liner.
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