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Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by KevinW, 22 Dec 2007.

  1. KevinW

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    Was having a drink at a small pub yesterday and saw that they had two marine tanks in the pub. Thought that it might be an idea to list all the public places with marine tanks (other than the aquariums).
    Pub was Tina's Hotel in Kloof (Durban)
     
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  3. Kanga

    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Interesting Idea.

    Let me think

    PE.

    CapeTown Fish Market (Big and Boring potential to be nice though)

    John Dorys, looking better

    Bloem

    Kalahari.fish (they have FW plastic plants in their marine tanks :))


    I will ad as I think of more
     
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    How about getting pics of these tanks and placing it on the thread?
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I think thats an idea:thumbup:
     
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    CTFM in Paddocks (Milnerton) and Big Bay in Blaauwberg.
    Eastern Fusion in Sunset Beach.
     
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  7. KevinW

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    Damn - means that I might have to go and have another drink there to get a picture....Well only if you insist!
     
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    Kevin , you may skip the drink and get the pic, not the other way round.
    Go for it!
     
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    John Dory's at the Golden Horse Casino in PMB, actually quite a nice tank, some decent corals in there and tank is very clean.
     
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    Sibaya Casino, don't know the name of restaraunt.
     
  11. sunburst

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    Great idea Kevin
    Charlie Crofts ,Wilsons Wharf, Durban....Well maintained
     
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    thats Andrews tank
     
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    that the round tank? If so it's really nice, would like to know how the overflow works and where the sump is?
     
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    I like the tank in John Dory, Gateway, Umhlanga and I cant post a pic- too far. I wonder if Mekaeel goes that way sometimes.;)
     
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    yip thats the one.but andrew doesnt wana show it off :yeahdude:
     
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    all the time,will grab some pics.but its capetown fish market,not john dorys isnt?
     
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    also kingfisher in hunter street durban got a tank.i think its northlands tank
     
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    Cape Town Fish Market in cresta has two or three tanks. Nothing to write home about. Not very well lit, just my personal opinion.

    I think Adega at the corner of CR Swart and Ontdekkers, opposite Macdonalds also has a big tank.

    I also saw one at the Imax cinema entrance at Gateway(I think that's right) in Umhlanga when I was there a few weeks ago.
     
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    “yip thats the one.but andrew doesnt wana shot it off”

    Assumption is the mother of all….:whistling:

    I don’t “shot” it off because my client is not very keen on their aquarium shown with out there control. I have been asked by MASA staff to let them feature it in the Reef Hunters series, but as my client was a little unsure about it, I never pushed them. I will give you a little info on the Sibiya tanks but will save a Reef Hunters article for one of my other client’s tanks that would be more appropriate to the word “Reef.” Probably in a few more months time when it has matured a bit more.
    There are four tanks in Aqua Restaurant at Sibiya Casino. Two 5ft Cold water lobster tanks (just for display, not consumption) and two large cylindrical acrylic tanks that are close to 30 000 liters including the sumps and filters. There is over 1000 liters in the pipe work alone.
    The client wanted a specific theme for the tanks. A shoaling fish display only. Therefore the tanks only house large shoals of Moonies and Glassies. The water is made to flow in one direction and the fish all hang in the current.

    “it's really nice, would like to know how the overflow works and where the sump is?”

    Sims, unfortunately the tanks where designed by engineers that would do far better to stick to designing buildings and bridges. I had to modify both tanks to incorporate surface skimming. There are a number of other design features that have made it very difficult for me to maintain these systems. (Luckily I was able to convince my new clients with a similar size aquarium to let me do everything including design. The easy of running this new system is a real pleasure for me)
    So both tanks now have central pipes that skim the water surface and take it to the “Sump.” The “sumps” are housed two floors below the tanks in a large room.
     
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    sorry didnt mean "shot it off",there was a typo there, i meant "show it off"
     
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    Obviously :razz:
     
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