shark pond 2007

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  1. calvin

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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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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    this sounds interesting calvin.will love to view your project on completion
     
  4. Jan

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    Sounds great Calvin. Can't advise mush though.
    Please make sure we get plenty progress pic's..
     
  5. calvin

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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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    dont forget to keep the pics running,im gonna enjoy this one!
     
  9. calvin

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    you can come swimming if you like mekaeel
     
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    after you calvin ;) by the way,is it gonna be NSW or synthethic?
     
  11. calvin

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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...
     
  14. Hill

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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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    steal a brand new petrol tanker :lol:
     
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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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    Filling it will be intersting. Looking forward to this one!!
     
  18. calvin

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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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    :rofl:
     
  21. Tom

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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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