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Amazing high current/oxygen river tank


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#1 jimmy chonga

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:09 PM

this is an amazing tank to me......

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=8nIjueqcjhU


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 12:10 AM

Very interesting tank. It may be what is needed to spawn some plecos.



#3 Dutch

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 03:16 AM

Thats awesome! I want to do that with my 8 section waterfall tank im getting when I build the new plant tank at my store.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:00 PM

I would like more information about the tank.  How many Gallons per minute is flowing ?  and what size tank it is.  With that kind of water flow the evaporation would be very high I would think.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 03:41 AM

I would like more information about the tank.  How many Gallons per minute is flowing ?  and what size tank it is.  With that kind of water flow the evaporation would be very high I would think.

 

its not my tank, you can get more info from the youtube video i would think :)



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:34 PM

freaking amazing setup!   I bet it is easily 15,000+ GPH


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#7 tobalman

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 10:55 PM

Very nice setup. Just wondering how do they prevent the food from wash away by these strong current before the plecos got a chance to eat it.



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 04:04 AM

Very nice setup. Just wondering how do they prevent the food from wash away by these strong current before the plecos got a chance to eat it.

 

i was thinking the same, maybe feeding fresh food/veg a few times a week with clips? or maybe slowing down the current during feeding times



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 07:06 PM

man I wished I had a place for one of those that's awesome looking



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 01:08 PM

Very nice setup. Just wondering how do they prevent the food from wash away by these strong current before the plecos got a chance to eat it.

 

Feeding wont be much issue, altho it looks like there is a ton of current (and there is), there is still eddies and what not where food will collect.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 02:51 PM

Check this out, same tank, longer video - http://m.youtube.com...e&v=SN9vqf8yp7c

 

I heard that the tank is 4 metres long and the flow is around 400,000 lph

 

Thats over 100,000 gph!!!!!


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:12 PM

A great setup but it would take up a lot of room and cost a lot to maintain.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:06 AM

It sure would!!!

I stand corrected, 500,000 liters per hour. Just crazy!

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#14 jimmy chonga

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 04:42 AM

are there more current loving species of pleco than panaque?



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:26 AM

all plecos!    

 

It might seem like a lot of flow to us, but in reality it really isn't much flow at all.   Some of you know I am big into white water kayaking and its very very common to see in a very small river to see flow of 30-50 cms (cubic meters per second)

 

1 cms = 950,000 gph

 

Ive spent thousands of hours in a small river that has a lot of flow, its amazing the way the fish move it in, it like there is no flow at all, and would be not be able to be re-produced in aquarium the flow in this river.

 

This is the stuff plecos thrive in.

 

Look at the shape of panques compared to something like pseudolithoxus, panaques wouldn't be able to handle anything near what a L257 could.

 

There is no limit what we can do in aquariums, and it still won't compare to nature.


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