Rio 350 – Rio 240

Both these tanks seems straightforward and seeing they will not get stocked with a lot of fish the Bioflox M and L will be sufficient for this one.

Rio 350
Rio 240

The Eheim is more expensive but impressive in construction

To be honest if the local aquarium builder can give me a better price I might go for those. It is my hobby room and I rather appreciate the fish that are in it then the outside looks.

First glance, is Juwel Vision 450 the only choice ?

Because all custom build tanks look like a support with a tank on top, I am mainly looking for a nice piece of furniture to place a tank on top and therefor I am edging towards Juwel for the main part

Juwel Vision 450 looks like a pretty nice and solid choice for something like that. And since the budget I am getting for this project is not infinite it might be the best choice. Further study though are needed since I am not a fan of the filtration system included with all Juwel aquariums. Especially not when keeping larger Cichlids

Epic looking aquarium
Even better from this side
Not 100% sure if the cabinet is assembled perfectly though
Push to open!
151 x 61 x 64 cm
450 liter (water height of max 55 cm)
Black – White – Nuts – Dark Nuts
MultiLux LED 1200

The main competitor for this aquarium is the Aquatlantis Fusion Horizon 150 which keeps about the same contents of water.

Also available in white of course!
Probably someone is wondering in the store why all doors are open 🙂

152,3 x 56 x 143 cm
368 liter
Black – White – Walnut – Concrete – Ash Grey – White oak – Satin Olive
1 x 72 watt

Bioflow XL vs Biobox 3… lets face it, they are both not very good at their jobs…

Plans with the new tanks ?

For some time I have been thinking of getting rid of my 2000 liter (500 gallon) tank since to be completely honest. It is too big and bulky for my taste.

With only 3 cichlids in it, it also seems excessive to keep on heating and treating water for that.

That’s why with the extreme makeover of the room, my girlfriend and I decided to (mainly she :p )
get rid of the big tank and look for something to replace it.

Now, giving up 2000 liters is a lot for me and for that, I do want something in return.

Juwel Vision 450

Juwel Rio 350

Juwel Rio 240

Stand with 2 tanks of 160 liter (40 gallon)

In total I will be replacing my huge tank with

450 + 350 + 240 + 320 liters = 1360 liters in different tanks.

At this time I am keeping 1 Parachromis Managuensis and 2 Amphilopus Citrinellum.
5 synodontis and 2 pleco (1 panaque and 1 L…(I cannot remember which L number))

Looking to switch to
Juwel Vision 450 – Peacock / Hap (Malawi tank with no plants)
Filtration will be or using the internal filter that came supplied with it or using a fluval FX6 on it.
Since it is Malawi, I’ll most likely decide for the FX6
The Synocats will go in this tank

Juwel Rio 350 – Central American tank
Salvini or Thorichtis established pair
Might put my Panaque in that tank as well

Juwel Rio 240 – Tanganyikan tank
Most likely with Neolamprologis species (yellow fin on top) + tankmate (not sure which)
Together with some Petricola dwarfs (to keep population under control)
Stand will be the hospital / quarantine tanks

This are all the plans of the moment, might add a little fry rack if I want to raise some babies … not sure yet.

Pictures and movies of breaking down the big tank and setting up the smaller tanks will be documented in this blog for future references.
As well with water test.