A man has built a giant 30,000 litre aquarium in his living room – which is so big he can get in the water and swim around with the fish. Eli, the wildlife enthusiast from Haifa, Israel has built the coral reef tank to enjoy while he sits relaxing in the evenings, but admits that it requires quite a bit of technology and upkeep.
To begin, managing a tank of this size is a daunting task and responsibility. Eli made sure that the aquarium could contain a huge volume of 30,000 liters just because he wanted to swim with his aquatic friends.
“I started the aquarium in January 2012, so it will soon be five years old,” Eli, explained.
“It is a 30,000 litre tank and when adding the sump [the aquarium’s filter system], it is close to 37,000 litres, or 10,000 gallons making it the largest home reef aquarium in Israel, and probably one of the largest in the world.”
The entire purpose of the aquarium was to see life in the water from a fish’s point of view. Eli enjoyed watching his pets to such a great extent that he wanted to swim alongside them too. There were a few pictures that showed that the tank covered a massive, full wall in his living room.
A glass panel has been installed so he can look into the tank as he sits relaxing.
The filtration system is located on the floor below the tank and requires a complex combination of technology to work efficiently.
Eli explains that he uses natural sunlight to keep the coral alive, and also has four 100W LEDs to be used during the evening.
If 7000 liters (10,000 gallons) were added into the aquarium, it would make it the largest in Israel or possibly one of the biggest in the whole world.