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My Outdoor Bathtub 100 gallon

a sneak peak of the new project...


and yes it's going to be sunlight all the way.


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What are you planning to do to curb algae?

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i'm gonna use 2 CAE
the tank is facing west and the position is shaded with tall trees so direct sunlight only hit it for 3-4 hours at afternoon.

i have tested it with a small tank at the same position for 2 month and the tank only had minor algae problem yet plants like christmas moss can grow well there. i really hope this condition also apply in this tank.


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Very nice! Will there be a filtration setup? What are your plans for flora and fauna?

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Looks like it will be a thread to follow!

What are the dimensions? It looks much larger than 100g!

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Looks like 500 gallons.
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it'll be cool. People think sun light automatically means algae... It doesn't.. I've been running a 5G tank on sunlight for the past year... Zero algae.
I'm actually cheating and added a CF light bulb because we've had no sun for a month now.


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the dimension is 150x50x50cm.

i built a fixed side sump for filtration. a simple 2 chamber sump. roughly the sump's volume is about 9 gallon, is it enough?

i know it's small but i'm gonna counter this by keeping the fauna low.

fauna will be boesemani rainbows and probably some tiger loach (botia).

i haven't decide the flora and what kind of scape yet because it's still too early for this but i'm open to any kind of sugestions.

substrate will be black, as always

thanks for looking.


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It sure does look bigger then that ! Great project and good luck to you, I cant wait to see this one grow.
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the dimension is 150x50x50cm.

i built a fixed side sump for filtration. a simple 2 chamber sump. roughly the sump's volume is about 9 gallon, is it enough?

i know it's small but i'm gonna counter this by keeping the fauna low.

fauna will be boesemani rainbows and probably some tiger loach (botia).

i haven't decide the flora and what kind of scape yet because it's still too early for this but i'm open to any kind of sugestions.

substrate will be black, as always

thanks for looking.
Boesmani rainbows are one of my favorites. They have some of the best color and detail of any fish when properly kept and fed, IMO.

I can't wait to see how this progresses.


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Buck, thanks but please don't expect anything special yet because right i really don't have any idea with the scape. this is the first time for me to build a tank without planning any layout first.

windfish, do you have any experience with this species? are rainbows tend to jump out from an open top tank?


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get piranhas

90 gal.
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get piranhas
Why? They arnt the vicious killers you might think. They are very timid and tend to hide. Boring if you ask me..

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windfish, do you have any experience with this species? are rainbows tend to jump out from an open top tank?
I do. The first fish I ever bought were two boesmani rainbows. I have kept them in a variety of set-ups, and several were open-topped. I have not lost any except to old age. They never exhibited any behavior that would make them seem like jumpers, though at feeding time they are very aggressive and sometimes break the surface.

I would feel no worries keeping them in a topless tank.


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I think piranhas look neat, though. Check out Oliver Knott's Last Day in the Amazon. Great tank.

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