A rather large tank!

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  1. Mark Evans

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    For those that follow George, on Twitter, some may know that we had the chance to scape a large aquarium for an up and coming PFK feature.

    I cant give too much away via images, but here's one of Mr James Starr Marshall getting his crypto hands wet.He is indeed in the aquarium!

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    There will be, at some point, plenty more images to come, along with a short video with some cracking clips!

    The shop is no secret,so if you fancy going down, it's Maidenhead Aquatics @ Peterborough. Give it a week to settle, and venture down. :thumbup:
     
  2. Iain Sutherland

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    not far from me, how handy!! Know what im doing next day off..
     
  3. ghostsword

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    Must visit for sure, must be the largest tank in the UK! :)


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  4. mdhardy01

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    Seen this on twitter there is one photo of George in his trunks in the tank lol
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  5. Gill

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    Great opportunity for everyone involved, although i thought you guys would be doing the other MA tank which is x10 the size of this one.
     
  6. ghostsword

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    Bigger than this? where? :)
     
  7. Morgan Freeman

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    Does anyone know anything about the large tank @ MA in Iver? It's bloody HUGE. Last time I was there they had just finished the stand. It must be 12 x 12 x 4 or something.
     
  8. Gill

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    Ma Gatwick nr poundhill crawley. Saw it just after it had been installed and looked amazing over 13,000 litres
     
  9. Brenmuk

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    This is my 'local' so will have to pop down there and have a look. Always thought it would look fantastic planted up. What about ferts/co2 and w/c on a tank that size - it will be interesting to see what they do :) .
     
  10. Morgan Freeman

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    Looks like they're all at it!
     
  11. George Farmer

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    Non-CO2 injected. Very stable water parameters so hopefully BBA won't be an issue.

    2 x 10% water changes per week each adding 500ml JBL ferts at the moment - more if plants show defs. Enough NP provided by fish. Light is around 20 PAR at substrate. Uses 100% RO but actually has GH of around 4, KH 2.

    Plants were pearling when I visited (water change c/o day before). Very minor crypt melt - odd leaf here and there. That was my biggest fear, but now they're a few weeks in I'm confident. There's no sign of any algae and even the glass hasn't been cleaned since we planted 4 weeks ago - it's spotless.

    Should peak at around the 6 to 12 month period.

    Planted with just Cryptocoryne and Microsorum spp. from Aquadistri. Unipac Fiji Sand (250Kg) with JBL Aquabasis Plus underneath.

    The aim was to provide a stunning display with minimal maintenance. Hence non-CO2 and no stem plants or other fast growers.

    Hopefully it will become a model for other stores with large display tanks.

    The whole feature will be detailed in a forthcoming aquascaping supplement in PFK magazine, featuring photography by Mark Evans.

    This is me swimming in the tank during the strip down process -

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  13. Alastair

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    Ha ha that's awesome George, I'd love to be able to get in my tank like that.
     
  14. viktorlantos

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    Amazing and very challenging project. Well done guys. :)
    I loved the swimming pic. :)
     
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    Hi there,
    looking forward to the pfk issue, how iminent is forthcoming? 2 weeks or 2 months? Its nice to see such big aquascaped tanks, hopefully with more fish and less George Farmers.... no offence George.

    Ady.
     
  16. greenjar

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    Visited this Store today, and was blown away.....I was amazed by the scale of this tank.

    If you like crypts.....you will deffo like this setup.

    Most plants were pearling when I was there......Could be to do with the water change / top up that was going on whilst there.

    Well worth a visit. The address is

    Maidenhead Aquatics @ Peterborough Garden Park
    Unit 17, Peterborough Garden Park
    Peterborough Rd, Eye
    PE1 4YZ
     
  17. George Farmer

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    Thanks, Jason. Glad you liked it.
     
  18. O'Neil

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    I want one!
     
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    i saw this tank just before, and just after your rescape, how did you get rid of all the BBA that tank looked like a 15 year old trying to grow a short fuzz beard. clean and shiny now
     
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