Aptasia All Gone

Back in July, I added the Berghia, and never saw them again. I assumed that they'd all died or been devoured by my aiptasia. Nope. Less than a week ago, I spotted a half dozen at the front of the tank -- most quite large, 2 mating. I also notice...

David S. from Maryland

500 gallon native fish aquarium

This is one persons dream of a very large aquarium like you would see in Bass Pro or Cabela's yet not so big it does not fit in a house. This acrylic aquarium is 538 gallons, weighs 700lbs, and was custom made in Fulton Missouri. The aquarium was made for a fisherman that wanted to see a natural setting and native fish in his dream aquarium. 


Delivery of the new 500 gallon freshwater aquarium

The delivery of the aquarium was not in the best of conditions; it was near dark and had been raining for about an hour. 



Setting the large custom aquarium up to be put on its new aquarium stand

The aquarium is being positioned so it can be placed into its new home. 


The custom aquarium is in position to be placed in its aquarium stand

The aquarium is in position and the move to put it on the stand has begun. The space has only a half inch clearance on each side so extreme care has to be taken not to scratch or damage the acrylic aquarium.


The custom aquarium is being moved into place

With six people on the other side the aquarium is almost in place.

Items are being placed into this 48 inch deep aquarium

This aquarium is big and measures 48 inches deep so great care needs to be taken putting large items into the aquarium with the restricted space above. 

Putting the drift wood and other items in place requires somebody in this large aquarium


This large custom dream aquarium is big enough to require our Senior Aquarist to get inside to put everything in place. 

Large piece of driftwood in this very large custom aquarium

This driftwood will provide a good home for some catfish.

Filling this large aquarium while the work continues

Work continues while the aquarium is being filled

finished interior of the custom aquarium

The custom aquarium is finished except for the addition of the fish which the owner is going to handle. 

long shot of the custom aquarium installation in this basement remodel

In this aquarium photo, you can see that this aquarium installation is part of a basement remodel.


This article will be updated as the custom installation progresses.


Very happy so far!

They arrived at about 9:45am. They are acclimating now and they all looked alive and great when I opened it up. I put a couple of small aiptasia in the bag and a couple of the berghia are munching on them in the bag! Additionally there were like 5 o...