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Old 11-05-2004, 08:08 PM   #1
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1000 galon tank on eBay

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That's pretty cool. Would a horn, lemon, epaulette, wobbegong bamboo, or nurse sharks and some rays work well in that?
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Not really. As huge as 1000 gallons seems, it isn't much to a 4' shark.
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Old 11-05-2004, 10:59 PM   #3
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I always feel bad for large fish stuck in small tanks just because they "fit". My LFS has a nurse shark and a moray eel. The ell is about 5ft long or so and the shark is atleast 3-4 and they barely can turn around. The tank is like 125-180g I think. Some things def should be left in the ocean personally. Side note I always wondered what people did with them when they died... can't flush them babies and def can't use a normal net.
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Old 11-06-2004, 02:53 AM   #4
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Honestly, I know its hard to tell from the pix, but that looks like a 300G tank. 1000G tank wouldn't fit in dudes back yard. Also note, the bid says 1000 to 800G and to "do the math yourself"..buyer...BEWARE!
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The math works out to about 128 cubic feet, so 800 gallons + 250 gallon sump = around 1k gallons. This is rounding off a few points here and there, so approximate, and the measurements or more than likely exterior rather than interior, so knock off another 100 or so. More appropriate math, lets assume my RO produces approx 4gallons/hour, to fill a 1k gallon container is about 250 hours...
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Old 11-06-2004, 10:06 AM   #6
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Ya that isn't a practical home setup at all. I would say it would work for a small zoo/aquarium or really large pet store of some kind. Mantinence would be a super ***** as well.
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Never thought of it off with a RO. Thanks everyone. I'm not really into sharks just wondering.
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Plus with all that water volume, you could only put this tank on a slab or in a basement. I know my 210 gallon weighs about as much as my mini van and resides in my basement. Can imagine what a tank like this would weigh when full.
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Never mind the evaporation what that would do to any woodwork in the house. You would be toping off about 30 gals a day.
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Sharks and rays need a lot more space then that tank will allow. They gennerally do best in very large circular tanks where they have more swimming space. There are just some things that do not belong in a home aquarium, sharks and rays some of them.
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