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  1. Default 110g Giant Snakehead Tank Build


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    So, I finally got around building a new home for my juvenile Giant Snakehead.

    Took me a while and I had to make some changes and get the pump replaced because of a leak.

    That's all the stuff I needed for the build, PVC piping, glue, drift wood, gravel etc.
    In the end I used more stuff than in this pic.


    The Tank


    Two 10 liter pond filters, rated for 4000L ponds each.


    The "guts" of the filters, 7W UV light, sponges and 18 bio balls.


    to be continued....
    450g Pond : 8 Red-Eared Slider, 1 Common Snapping Turtle. (I rehoused the Oscars)
    110g Giant Snakehead Tank

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    First I had to build the intake and outlet for the tank. I used PVC pipes with 32mm diameter and glued them together. (I used a large diameter to move lots of water without blowing the fish out of the water. The pump does 2880l/h)
    That's how it looked at the beginning. (I added a ball valve at the top of the intake now to avoid draining the whole tank when disconnecting the pump. That part is not in the pic.)


    Clips at the back of the stand to hold the pipes in place.


    Next I had to drill two holes in the walls dividing the stand. I have no idea why the manufacturer didn't do that before. How am I supposed to connect the intake and outlet, if there are solid walls in between?


    What a mess!


    to be continued.....
    450g Pond : 8 Red-Eared Slider, 1 Common Snapping Turtle. (I rehoused the Oscars)
    110g Giant Snakehead Tank

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    Then I cut out the background and stick in on with double sided tape. I used a "seascape", because I think it looks more natural than black.


    That's how it looks with background and plants.


    After everything is connected the sump looks like this. Connecting the green hose to the large PVC pipes was a royal PITA.




    to be continued....
    450g Pond : 8 Red-Eared Slider, 1 Common Snapping Turtle. (I rehoused the Oscars)
    110g Giant Snakehead Tank

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    And finally pictures of the finished tank.






    I hope you'll like it.

    The gar is only there temporary till he grows a bit bigger, then he goes in the pond.


    To do: Get a new pump, the current one uses 100W power. I ordered one that can do the same job with 25W.
    450g Pond : 8 Red-Eared Slider, 1 Common Snapping Turtle. (I rehoused the Oscars)
    110g Giant Snakehead Tank

  5. #5

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    A lovely red rose for you to enjoy ... - mermaidwannabe for the help - smaug Happy Father's Day! - Aminax awesome tank in TOTM - Lady Hobbs Good guess! - Lab_Rat 
    To match your Super speed LOL - 850R Cool contest! - Wild Turkey Great shrimp advice - Wild Turkey You have the patience of a rock - Aeonflame Happy 5th Anniversary - Aminax 
    Thanks! - Scrup hmm i dont this its the right species... but merry xmas XD - genocidex Merry Christmas! I blub you! - Aminax I love following your informative and well designed threads. I hope these loaches get huge for you! - Sandz Happy 30th birthday! - Aminax 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Thanks for you help! Cheers! - koaladarshana Happy Birthday Bud. Cheers! - Strider199 Merry Xmas! Ill drink to that! - Sandz Happy New Year! - jeffs99dime 
    Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - Brhino 

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    cool! We don't get to see many snakehead tanks since they're banned in the US.
    300 gallon mega tank: build in progress
    75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
    70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
    29 gallon frog tank: 1 bullfrog
    10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails

  6. #6

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    Nice setup. Inspired me to lan for my future big fish tank.
    Roll the Dice!

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    Gorgeous! I want a snake head so bad, its really crappy they are banned in the US.
    "At some point you aren't making the animal more dead...You are just making a bigger mess." - Demjor19

  8. #8

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    A fish that eats all natural fish should be banned.

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    Isn't a snakehead a "natural" fish too? They aren't banned here.
    450g Pond : 8 Red-Eared Slider, 1 Common Snapping Turtle. (I rehoused the Oscars)
    110g Giant Snakehead Tank

  10. #10

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    A lovely red rose for you to enjoy ... - mermaidwannabe for the help - smaug Happy Father's Day! - Aminax awesome tank in TOTM - Lady Hobbs Good guess! - Lab_Rat 
    To match your Super speed LOL - 850R Cool contest! - Wild Turkey Great shrimp advice - Wild Turkey You have the patience of a rock - Aeonflame Happy 5th Anniversary - Aminax 
    Thanks! - Scrup hmm i dont this its the right species... but merry xmas XD - genocidex Merry Christmas! I blub you! - Aminax I love following your informative and well designed threads. I hope these loaches get huge for you! - Sandz Happy 30th birthday! - Aminax 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Thanks for you help! Cheers! - koaladarshana Happy Birthday Bud. Cheers! - Strider199 Merry Xmas! Ill drink to that! - Sandz Happy New Year! - jeffs99dime 
    Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - Brhino 

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    Hobbs is just referring to the US, I'm sure. They're banned here because they could conceivably wreak havoc in the native watersystems. Of course there are lots of responsible aquarium owners out there who would never be dumb enough to release a fish like this, but unfortunately all it takes is a few idiots to ruin it for the rest of us.
    300 gallon mega tank: build in progress
    75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
    70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
    29 gallon frog tank: 1 bullfrog
    10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails

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