That's Amazing Tom. That is bigger then some fish ponds! I'll be interested in seeing how you set up the Co2 on that tank.
I hope you plan on updating this with more pics as it progresses. I'll look forward to following it.
The CO2 system is quite unique.
Not only does it have 3 types, for ultimate flexibility, it has multiple probves to determine degassing etc and specific locations.
1. 2 large CO2 reactors in the sump, driven by 800gph each.
2. 2 x 3/4 " mazzi venturi valves in line to each return. These need virtually no mainteance and produce fine mist.
3. 2 Beetle 50's with good flow patterns in the tank.
This gives the client the option to add CO2 with dual redundancy to 3 locations and 3 types of gas injection.
Most know how anal I am about CO2...........with good reason.
The layoput is much more Dutch in styling than Nature style.
The client had a preference to Dutch styling so that is what I did.
I will do a more Nature style later perhaps for the client, it's really up the client's taste, some are involved, some just want to look at something nice.
Some like more open designs.
I have a lot of interest now in doing very large tanks like this, which is good because we will being many more from the looks of it.
Tenji does the general tank contracting, I do everything inside and related to plant health, fish health and community dynamics.
It's a good working relationship.
I like the fish stocking list.
I am tired of seeing one species of fish sparsely populated in tanks, the clients love the communities of fish I put together and the suitable species as well.
Yep, I still love fish as well as plants
I also do lakes BTW and large ponds.
6 ft sturgeon swimming around, F2 Trout, F2 Red ear sun fish, you can see them breeding in gin clear lake water.
If you can dream it, we can build it.
I'll post more pics later as they arrive.
Mark and Andy have not yet sent me their pics of Tom the Tank monkey.