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1700 gallon stingray river

Tank dimensions- 15'6" x 5' x 33". This is a tropical river replica. Poison dart frogs on the land, mudskippers,vampire crabs and stingrays in the water.




























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extremely cool
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that looks amazing!

What's the filtration side look like? Mind posting how it's filtered.


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What the what!! Seriously that is the coolest thing on this forum! Congrats.


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Thanks for the compliments- The first picture is the filtration room behind the main tank. Mostly done by the plants.
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Holy crap that is amazing. Is this monstrosity in your home?

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It really is spectacular, how long has it been set-up? Is the dry land all rocks and soil or do you have foam etc? Do you have any pics from the initial set-up I would be curious to see what went into setting this awesome thing up.

We need more details!!!!!!!


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Sweetness. Been dreaming about a set-up like that for years myself. Done frogs. Done fish. Never had room to do it like that. You really do need a 15' tank to do that kind of set-up right.

What kind of frogs ? Tinc.s ? Thumbnails ?
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Holy crap that is amazing. Is this monstrosity in your home?

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Yep in my living room-

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It really is spectacular, how long has it been set-up? Is the dry land all rocks and soil or do you have foam etc? Do you have any pics from the initial set-up I would be curious to see what went into setting this awesome thing up.

We need more details!!!!!!!
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I wonder if a movie will work.

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When it was a reef tank.- Before the change over.

http://energyreef.com/index.html
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Energy- Thanks for finally starting a thread in the journal section. I was hoping I didn't make Tom mad by posting links to your tank in his sale thread but I really thought more needed to see this tank. I remember being in absolute amazement when I saw your tank as a reef tank quite a few years ago and when I saw it on MFK and Dendroboard changing to a freshwater stingray tank I knew this was going to be great. You have a true talent in setting up and maintaining a natural system whether it be reef or freshwater. Keep up the great work and keep this journal updated so those on this forum can always dream what it would be like to have something like this in their home.

For those that need to see more of this tank and I know you all will here you go:


http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/fo...Stingray-River

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/20...totm/index.php

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/par...struction.html

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Energy- Thanks for finally starting a thread in the journal section. I was hoping I didn't make Tom mad by posting links to your tank in his sale thread but I really thought more needed to see this tank. I remember being in absolute amazement when I saw your tank as a reef tank quite a few years ago and when I saw it on MFK and Dendroboard changing to a freshwater stingray tank I knew this was going to be great. You have a true talent in setting up and maintaining a natural system whether it be reef or freshwater. Keep up the great work and keep this journal updated so those on this forum can always dream what it would be like to have something like this in their home.

For those that need to see more of this tank and I know you all will here you go:


http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/fo...Stingray-River

http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/20...totm/index.php

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/par...struction.html
Thanks for the compliments and the links!
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Now that's taking the hobby to a grand scale, love it. I would have paid admission to scuba dive in the reef.

What kind of ventilation do you have set up on this? I can't imagine trying to clean and dispose of waste from the frogs, chameleons, dead feeders animals, etc in a enclosure of this size. I'm assuming you let it decompose on it's own and provide nutrients to the plants? It's got to be a lot of fun tackling problems of an eco system in your living room.

And the real question everyone is wondering, do you ever banish misbehaving children to the rainforest?


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