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    Newly setup octagon tank

    It's a big octagon is just over 3' around full to the top it's 165 gallons, but the glass is thin and it has no braces so i only fill it to 16", which still works out to ~90g water and tons of swimming space. It has been sitting empty for a while and i finally decide to set it up and give my smaller bichirs and other "mini monsters" a bit more space !

    Stock is:

    1- Indian Datnoid Datnioides Polota "India"
    1-Fire eel Mastacembelus erythrotaenia
    1-Delhezi bichir Polypterus Delhezi
    3 -Senegal bichir - Polypterus Senegalus
    2- Lapradi bichirs - Polypterus Lapradei
    2- African Butterfy Fish - Pantodon Buchholzi


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    More pic's to come, I'm going to try to get pic's of all the fish!
    My Aquariums *Updated Feb. 2016
    180g- Scleropages aureus
    100g- 4x Channa Pleurophthalma , 1x Erpetoichthys Calabaricus, 2x Synodontis Eupterus, Polypterus ssp.'s Lapradei, Delhezi,Ornatipinnis ,Endlicheri & Angsorii x2
    160g- Carettochelys Insculpta
    100g- Pair Channa Aurantimaculata,
    80g 1x Channa Aurantimaculata (for sale...inquire)
    70g- Solo Channa Asiatica,
    30g- 1x Channa Gachua (for sale ... Inquire)
    35g- 3x Channa Gachua,
    35g- Pair of Channa Bleheri
    25g- 3x Channa Bleheri

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    Very interesting... too bad you can't fill it to the top but still looks nice

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    Looks really nice, need a few more pics!
    Have a 80g octagon that seems impossible to move, doesn't seem to be popular over here any more.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Convict Click here to enlarge
    Very interesting... too bad you can't fill it to the top but still looks nice
    Ya worries me to fill it without braces, however I plan to add braces eventually and fill it to the top, The braces will also act as supports for a dome on top which will eventually house the tree frogs and orchids ( Figured i might as well put the humidity coming off a footprint like that to good use.) But for now with the stock i keep extra depth really isn't needed so i figured i'd set it up while i build the rest.
    My Aquariums *Updated Feb. 2016
    180g- Scleropages aureus
    100g- 4x Channa Pleurophthalma , 1x Erpetoichthys Calabaricus, 2x Synodontis Eupterus, Polypterus ssp.'s Lapradei, Delhezi,Ornatipinnis ,Endlicheri & Angsorii x2
    160g- Carettochelys Insculpta
    100g- Pair Channa Aurantimaculata,
    80g 1x Channa Aurantimaculata (for sale...inquire)
    70g- Solo Channa Asiatica,
    30g- 1x Channa Gachua (for sale ... Inquire)
    35g- 3x Channa Gachua,
    35g- Pair of Channa Bleheri
    25g- 3x Channa Bleheri

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by muvinbird Click here to enlarge
    Looks really nice, need a few more pics!
    Have a 80g octagon that seems impossible to move, doesn't seem to be popular over here any more.
    Ya not too popular, I used this one for reptiles for the last few years but the footprint and round shape is great for growing out bichirs and other monsters. It originates from a pet shop that shut down years ago here in moncton, i remember visiting it as a child and it was used for puppies and rabbits back then lol.

    And more pic's are comming!
    My Aquariums *Updated Feb. 2016
    180g- Scleropages aureus
    100g- 4x Channa Pleurophthalma , 1x Erpetoichthys Calabaricus, 2x Synodontis Eupterus, Polypterus ssp.'s Lapradei, Delhezi,Ornatipinnis ,Endlicheri & Angsorii x2
    160g- Carettochelys Insculpta
    100g- Pair Channa Aurantimaculata,
    80g 1x Channa Aurantimaculata (for sale...inquire)
    70g- Solo Channa Asiatica,
    30g- 1x Channa Gachua (for sale ... Inquire)
    35g- 3x Channa Gachua,
    35g- Pair of Channa Bleheri
    25g- 3x Channa Bleheri

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    [QUOTE=DevonC;161006]Ya not too popular, I used this one for reptiles for the last few years but the footprint and round shape is great for growing out bichirs and other monsters. It originates from a pet shop that shut down years ago here in moncton, i remember visiting it as a child and it was used for puppies and rabbits back then lol.

    That's probably why the thin glass, ours has really thick glass, well over 15mm and a pain to carry.
    But it was worth to take it for the live rock alone, the leftover lr, lamps, filters and stuff has paid everything of the sw startup so far plus still quite a few bucks left in store credits.
    Just hope that someone would take the tank of our hands now.

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    Just an idea: since its not filled all the way you could get some nice wood and turn it into a terrarium.

    Thats a really cool looking tank btw
    My parents wont let me get any more tanks

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by CraigRets Click here to enlarge
    Just an idea: since its not filled all the way you could get some nice wood and turn it into a terrarium.

    Thats a really cool looking tank btw
    Thanks,

    Probably should read previous replies lol ! It has been a terrarium for years, Has housed snakes, turtles , lizards even caimans! Fish are just a start for the vivarium that will be built above it.
    My Aquariums *Updated Feb. 2016
    180g- Scleropages aureus
    100g- 4x Channa Pleurophthalma , 1x Erpetoichthys Calabaricus, 2x Synodontis Eupterus, Polypterus ssp.'s Lapradei, Delhezi,Ornatipinnis ,Endlicheri & Angsorii x2
    160g- Carettochelys Insculpta
    100g- Pair Channa Aurantimaculata,
    80g 1x Channa Aurantimaculata (for sale...inquire)
    70g- Solo Channa Asiatica,
    30g- 1x Channa Gachua (for sale ... Inquire)
    35g- 3x Channa Gachua,
    35g- Pair of Channa Bleheri
    25g- 3x Channa Bleheri

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    love the octagon, you don't see those often anymore! looks stunning, i would love one of those in my life :O

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    These are the future tenants for the top "vivarium" section,along with many epiphytes (bromeliads, orchids, etc. ).

    http://www.eastcoastaquariumsociety....uot&highlight=

    In the end it should combine all my hobbies plants/fish/herps all in one nice habitat!
    My Aquariums *Updated Feb. 2016
    180g- Scleropages aureus
    100g- 4x Channa Pleurophthalma , 1x Erpetoichthys Calabaricus, 2x Synodontis Eupterus, Polypterus ssp.'s Lapradei, Delhezi,Ornatipinnis ,Endlicheri & Angsorii x2
    160g- Carettochelys Insculpta
    100g- Pair Channa Aurantimaculata,
    80g 1x Channa Aurantimaculata (for sale...inquire)
    70g- Solo Channa Asiatica,
    30g- 1x Channa Gachua (for sale ... Inquire)
    35g- 3x Channa Gachua,
    35g- Pair of Channa Bleheri
    25g- 3x Channa Bleheri

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    Can't wait for the close ups

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    Tank looks great! And it will look stunning once finished! What are your plans for bracing?
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    nice! i've been considering doing something similar with my 150 gallon for a while (when time/money is available) and hadn't decided on a species for the land portion... will these guys not pollute the water with their slime coat? do they swim at all and would that be a concern with monsters dwelling below? :P again, love the tank, love the fish/ plants/ frogs... really neat plan

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sharky Click here to enlarge
    nice! i've been considering doing something similar with my 150 gallon for a while (when time/money is available) and hadn't decided on a species for the land portion... will these guys not pollute the water with their slime coat? do they swim at all and would that be a concern with monsters dwelling below? :P again, love the tank, love the fish/ plants/ frogs... really neat plan
    The frogs are aboreal they will swim or float one rare occasions but that shouldn't cause any issues to the fish.

    As for the monsters everything in this tank will be moved into a bigger home before they get big enough to bother the frogs. Plus bichirs dont hunt at the surface and this species of frog does swim under water just floats so they never should cross paths. Also they should never be large enough to prey on the frogs because once they put on size they will be moved into my other larger tank.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Staceym Click here to enlarge
    Tank looks great! And it will look stunning once finished! What are your plans for bracing?
    I'm thinking some glass strips internally "European style" i think they call it ? My Asiatica tank has thin glass and is braced that way , i've never had a problem so I'm sort of mimicking the work done on it. The if all goes to plan the dome above will be very light weight, and built using the current lid is it's base frame, they'll allow me separate it and move the whole top section away for frogs plants and all for easy cleaning of the tank below.
    My Aquariums *Updated Feb. 2016
    180g- Scleropages aureus
    100g- 4x Channa Pleurophthalma , 1x Erpetoichthys Calabaricus, 2x Synodontis Eupterus, Polypterus ssp.'s Lapradei, Delhezi,Ornatipinnis ,Endlicheri & Angsorii x2
    160g- Carettochelys Insculpta
    100g- Pair Channa Aurantimaculata,
    80g 1x Channa Aurantimaculata (for sale...inquire)
    70g- Solo Channa Asiatica,
    30g- 1x Channa Gachua (for sale ... Inquire)
    35g- 3x Channa Gachua,
    35g- Pair of Channa Bleheri
    25g- 3x Channa Bleheri

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    Very cool setup, can't wait to see the finished product.

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    That will look great Devon once it's done!

    I had whites tree frogs before; However I was too creeped out by the frogs to keep them long as pets lol; very cute during the day but at night mine would party!

    And THEY HAD HUGE POOPS compared to their body size lol. Couldn't believe the turds those things laid down! haha

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    Some stock shots !

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    More to come !
    My Aquariums *Updated Feb. 2016
    180g- Scleropages aureus
    100g- 4x Channa Pleurophthalma , 1x Erpetoichthys Calabaricus, 2x Synodontis Eupterus, Polypterus ssp.'s Lapradei, Delhezi,Ornatipinnis ,Endlicheri & Angsorii x2
    160g- Carettochelys Insculpta
    100g- Pair Channa Aurantimaculata,
    80g 1x Channa Aurantimaculata (for sale...inquire)
    70g- Solo Channa Asiatica,
    30g- 1x Channa Gachua (for sale ... Inquire)
    35g- 3x Channa Gachua,
    35g- Pair of Channa Bleheri
    25g- 3x Channa Bleheri

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    nice pics, you have so many awesome fish

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    awesome. Can't wait for more

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