New 16k Gallon Scheels' tank in Colorado Springs

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A new Scheels sporting goods store opened up in Colorado Springs recently and they have a 16k gallon saltwater tank. It is fish only of course and the fake reef and corals looks cheesy, but you honestly don't really even notice it when you are looking at the fish.

The tanks is a series of arches supported by three huge columns.

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Most of the time the majority of the fish stay down in the columns, but there are several species that seem to stay up top mostly.

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I've only been twice so far, but each time I see another type of fish that I did not see there before. Here are several that they have:

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Today I saw three Desjardini sailfin tangs swimming together, but I only got photos of two from my last trip.

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They have lots of different rabbit fish, more than any other type I think (besides smaller fish that are easy to miss)

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This guy was getting harassed when we first got there. After doing some shopping he was peacefully cruising the tank.

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These big guys are almost always towards the surface.

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Long swims on beach and some snuggle time?

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These next two photos are of a rather large school of fish that stayed near the surface, anyone know what they are?

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Would love to know how much $$$$ was spent to build this.... bc after dozens of Google searches, the price tag is never mentioned

Just wanted to know incase the Publisher Clearing House knocks on my door... they would probably have the wrong address knowing my luck

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A new Scheels sporting goods store opened up in Colorado Springs recently and they have a 16k gallon saltwater tank. It is fish only of course and the fake reef and corals looks cheesy, but you honestly don't really even notice it when you are looking at the fish.

The tanks is a series of arches supported by three huge columns.

200gFishRoom-151357.jpg


Most of the time the majority of the fish stay down in the columns, but there are several species that seem to stay up top mostly.

200gFishRoom-151350.jpg


I've only been twice so far, but each time I see another type of fish that I did not see there before. Here are several that they have:

200gFishRoom-140621.jpg


200gFishRoom-140704.jpg


Today I saw three Desjardini sailfin tangs swimming together, but I only got photos of two from my last trip.

200gFishRoom-151455.jpg


200gBuild-Fishroom-123456.jpg


200gBuild-Fishroom-123203.jpg


200gBuild-Fishroom-110606.jpg


They have lots of different rabbit fish, more than any other type I think (besides smaller fish that are easy to miss)

200gBuild-Fishroom-110447.jpg


This guy was getting harassed when we first got there. After doing some shopping he was peacefully cruising the tank.

200gBuild-Fishroom-110354.jpg


200gBuild-Fishroom-110040.jpg


200gBuild-Fishroom-110635.jpg


These big guys are almost always towards the surface.

200gBuild-Fishroom-123358.jpg


200gBuild-Fishroom-110414.jpg


Long swims on beach and some snuggle time?

200gBuild-Fishroom-123418.jpg


These next two photos are of a rather large school of fish that stayed near the surface, anyone know what they are?

200gBuild-Fishroom-123237.jpg



200gBuild-Fishroom-123233.jpg
Fish in last picture are Mono Argentus and typically found in brackish water at that size. Not as pretty as adults.
Those fake inserts will be fun to clean lol!
 
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Fish in last picture are Mono Argentus and typically found in brackish water at that size. Not as pretty as adults.
Those fake inserts will be fun to clean lol!
Thanks for the ID. It is interesting that they have them in a pure saltwater setup. It looks like they can get up to 10" in size, I'm assuming they will end up re-homing them as they had about 20-30 total.
 
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