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hey hey
here are the plans for my next project .hopefully redy dy year end

an out door shark pond :

volume
16000l

dimensions
fairly curvy around 4.5m x 3.5m im high

filteration
6 fluidized beds with 20 kilos aragonite in each with 12000l circulation in each
2m diy glass skimmer 20 000 l circulation
300kg diy livr rock
beach sand dsb along entire bottom

heating
looking into industreal heaters

lighting
natural sunlight

water moovement
3 x swimming pool pumps closed loop

live stock
3 x black tips
1 x bamboo
1 x wobby
1 x bulldog shark
3 x stimgrays
grunter
rockod
gurnard

construction
the pond will be concrete 20cm wide walls with 2 x side viewing panels of 60cm x 1m deep . all concrete will be coverd in fiberglass ,there will be a 1m waterfall acting as a trickle filter in the left rear .

cover
for leavs there will be a fine netting over it and a insilating plastic cover for night ,storms or dusty days

your views welcome

thanks

calcin
 
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for sure as soon as my 2500l is running and happy ill start on the pond
 
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Well this certainly promisses to be a very interesting project indeed !
 
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interesting indeed!! dont judge it yet i still am not 100% sure of how well it will work ? im sure the volume however will acomidate the sharks quite well
 
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you can come swimming if you like mekaeel
 
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nsw with a massive auto top up as the evaporation out doors will be enormous!
 
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Hi Calvin,

I was talking to Jan earlier and i'm a bit concerned about your choice of live stock... are you sure its safe? :whistling: Arent they very territorial? I have read that Black Tips (and Black Reef Tips) are known for their breaching...

Just wondered
 
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Sounds cool Calvin...

Welcome bubbless...
 
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Sounds cool Calvin. But how the hell are you going to fill it? Aren't you in PMB?
 
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This one I have to see!! Calvin plz don't be shy on the pics. Also i'll speak to the guys in PTA and get back to you on Monday.
 
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he he was thinking id get some funny replies. i have researched this a lot ! and it appears the worst thing that can happen with my fish choice is the black tips might munch the smaller guys
 
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oh filling wil be easy 16 trips to durbs
 

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What about using pool sand filters with the pumps and replace the sand with another medium? The advantage of this is you can backwash the filter, removing detirus and do a water change at the same time. I have been thinking of using this on a Koi pond and replacing the sand with 6mm gravel.
 
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