Betsie - Pet Stops own WW2 bomb

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  1. Moolis Moolman

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    Betsie - Pet Stops own WW2 bomb?

    Betsie is the main coral holding aquarium in Pet Stop.

    She come with her own history, but more on that later.

    Betsie have received her 1 coral yesterday and I have visions of what she would look like in the next few weeks, with all the stock we ordered.

    Betsie after the first test fill. The water is milky due to the aragonite in the trays that was not cleaned thoroughly.
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    This what she looked like yesterday - first coral:)
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    If you miss it - look in the center of the pick., it is approximately fist size.
    More details on what her specs are and what we did with her to follow.
     
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    It looks like Betsie is going to keep a lot of guys happy. :thumbup:

    Can't wait.
     
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    Betsie jou doring;)
     
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    Betsie bly bo:thumbup:
     
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    Betsie !!!! keep on keeping on...
     
  7. Moolis Moolman

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    He he he

    Just like her name sake we intend to use her to the MAX, by stocking her with out of this world corals.:yeahdude::thumbup::yeahdude:
     
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    Betsie survived her initial trail with the extra clams and soft corals, so now we will start to order some NICE corals for you.
     
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    Please bring in some uber ultra zoas! Not the usual stuff all the shops have ;)
     
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    I've been waiting forever to hear the story, you killing me here, lol.
     
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    Suspense is good for you ....................
     
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    How do you keep a fool in suspense?
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    I'll tell you tomorrow.
     
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    Cant wait to see the corals going into this monster.
     
  15. Moolis Moolman

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    Update

    Well Betsie is well on her way to be 100% matured :yeahdude: and she is carrying a fair amount of livestock now.

    What do you think?
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    :drool5::drool5: Very very nice Moolis
     
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    History

    As promised - some history.

    Why Betsie - this aquarium look clumsy and big but pack a punch. Just like Betsie that landed on Hiroshima.

    The design and size came from a 19mm piece of "off-cut" glass after a built. It measured 2.3m x 1.3m, so this was used as the bottom. The sides are 15mm and was the "offcuts' of another aquarium built, so they were only 0.75m wide. This meant we could build a rimless aquarium with a water level of .67m or with minimum bracing a water level of .72m. A 2 150 liter aquarium that needed to be filled, filtered and stocked. Totaling a massive expense.

    This happened while Pet Stop was in a strong growth phase and each department (Tropical, reptile, birds, dog&cats and marines) battled to get the maximum funds to reach their full potential.

    The Marine department already expanded faster and bigger than any other department. This is were the bomb came in - the cost of a fancy filter system, after filling the aquarium and also the cost of stocking this monster. Nearly sank this project, as all the other departments claimed their share before we could build this.

    So after a lot of debate, haggling, compromises & promises to the other departments we decided to keep the filtration basic.
    1. 1000 liter Flow-bin
    2. Lots of live rock
    3. Flow pumps
    4. and only soft corals to be added into the system
    Then we could upgrade later. So Betsie started out as a half finished project and stayed that way till the fire:(

    When we cleaned out the shop after the fire we cut Betsie into pieces and send the glass away for inspection (possible heat or impact damage)

    The report came back .............. to be continued :lol:
     
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    :thumbup: Love that story Moolis
    Looking forward to episode two.
     
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    So her yesterday,
    Big Fat and Wide....

    Looking good.
     
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