Hell, that's more water than half the PONDS I've seen!!Mitch thats even more water than I had my koi in when they were living indoors, You could do anything with it from keeping goldfish to keeping butterfly koi in there even .
What ever you do though I'd love to see some photo's of it
Mitch I totally agree with your take on this however what size filtration are you running fluvel FX5 or 6 ?I really believe that you have a much more stable water system with bigger aquariums, so I always try to get the biggest I have room for.
Then I stock them very lightly. Less trouble that way, I find.
Yes the same here our floors had to be able to take over One Imperial Tonne of water glass wood etc sitting on it.Dave, I'm usng an FX5 and Eheim pro3 on my planted 320 gallon but I'm not really a fan of canister filters. I'm planning on changing those over to a sump filter. On the saltwater tank I used a sump with a 200 micron filter sock. I find using the sock much easier to clean.
Maria, we have concrete floors, so weight is not a problem.
Years ago I had a 100 g tank with 11 very large fantail goldfish in it. It was mesmerizing watching them swim around in there. Sorry, no pictures or video, that was before the digital age, but sometime after the stone age.Can anyone recommend some sites that show large aquariums that have goldfish as the main fish?
I'm thinking of changing over my 600g reef tank to a cold freshwater display.
Mitch look no further than our own site for a large indoor aquarium housing koi , it all depends what you want to do with the tank Mitch .No pictures.
Years ago I took a course on marine invertebrate zooology, so I tried to set up a proper deep sand bed system but I found it was too difficult to get the proper sized sand in Canada and even more difficult to obtain the various organisms to populate it.
I managed to set it up with a great tidal flow circulation, but it wasn't a showcase tank that most people seem to like. I'm not a fan of the typical fruitstand type reef tank that mixes various corals from different reef zones.
I do have a build thread on a Canadian reef board, but I haven't updated it in quite a while.
I missed this Mitch and feel I must answer your critism of keeping koi behind glass and I can do this quite simply by saying that no fish with elevated stress levels would live to 28 years, 22 of them behind glass and still be going strongly.Yes, I know Dave.
I think you and I have different interests in our aquatic world. You like the fish and I like the substrate.
(my wife prefers fish too)
I really like to see them both benefit each other.
I actually have a hard time looking at your indoor aquarium. It has so many fish in such a small space, it seems to me that there had to be an elevated level of stress for them. I know you care passionately for your fish though.
Just as you would never put soil in an aquarium, I would never put that many fish in an aquarium as you had.
I will not be using an undergravel filter. The idea is to have a high plant population and a low fish population.
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