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PostSubject: Saw these at a local Buffet in town that has a HUGE tank   Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:49 pm

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This guy is at least 2ft long and there are 2 of them in this tank.


These guys were between 6-8 inches and as you can see had bred with a large group of frye with them. All the other fish in the tank were hanging out in the other side of the arch. This tank is in a Chinese Buffet here in town. Its a arch way you walk through as you come into the restaurant. If i had to guess its 8ft high on the sides and 3ft wide. the acrylic is atleast 2.5in thick.
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PostSubject: Re: Saw these at a local Buffet in town that has a HUGE tank   Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:33 am

Nice find. I have seen the tanks in the Japanese place where Hills Department store used to be. I bet the Flowerhorns will kill all the fish in the tank eventually protecting the fry.
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PostSubject: Re: Saw these at a local Buffet in town that has a HUGE tank   Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:33 pm

Is this restaurant over by Cinemark 10 theaters?

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PostSubject: Re: Saw these at a local Buffet in town that has a HUGE tank   Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:15 am

The fish and fry are fantastic. Using a huge arched tank as an entrance sounds amazing... Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Saw these at a local Buffet in town that has a HUGE tank   Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:43 pm

Nick B,

the buffet is on Wards Road just down from PAW on the right if you're going towards Target and PetSmart from PAW

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PostSubject: Re: Saw these at a local Buffet in town that has a HUGE tank   Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:19 pm

Are those flowerhorns? I was thinking V.synspilum or melanurus?
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PostSubject: Re: Saw these at a local Buffet in town that has a HUGE tank   Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:54 pm

My first thought when seeing them was Vieja synspilum
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PostSubject: Re: Saw these at a local Buffet in town that has a HUGE tank   Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:20 pm

i went into this Buffet place a week or so ago. They had the tank completely empty and had a new 4-6 foot cylinder tank they were setting up. I talked to one of the works and she said they were converting the big archway tank over to salt water and the cylinder tank was going to be freshwater. She stated the conversion was going to cost about $55k to complete.
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PostSubject: Re: Saw these at a local Buffet in town that has a HUGE tank   Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:43 am

@Ben wrote:
My first thought when seeing them was Vieja synspilum

That's what I thought, too. I was thinking about a pair of these for myself when I set up my 150.

I love the idea of this tank! Next time you're in there, take a wide shot!

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PostSubject: Re: Saw these at a local Buffet in town that has a HUGE tank   Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:18 am

The original tank in the first picture started leaking at one of the welded acrylic joints. Not suppose to happen but it did. They tried to salvage some of the fish but most were DOA. They took the surviors to PAW temporarily and PAW did house them. The surviving arrowanna that PAW had initially did not survive. They actually kept the fish in the freezer for insurance purposes. The company that built the tank was supposedly ATM (Acrylic Tank Manufacturing) from Las Vegas, who have that show on Animal Planet. At least, this is what one of the PAW employees passed on to me.

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PostSubject: Re: Saw these at a local Buffet in town that has a HUGE tank   Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:43 pm

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The original tank in the first picture started leaking at one of the welded acrylic joints.  Not suppose to happen but it did.  They tried to salvage some of the fish but most were DOA.  They took the surviors to PAW temporarily and PAW did house them.  The surviving arrowanna that PAW had initially did not survive.  They actually kept the fish in the freezer for insurance purposes.  The company that built the tank was supposedly ATM (Acrylic Tank Manufacturing) from Las Vegas, who have that show on Animal Planet.  At least, this is what one of the PAW employees passed on to me.

I enjoy that show. I wish it was more about fish than tank creation. 55k is a huge investment even for a commercial business. I wish them the best of luck... Wink

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