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Old 06-08-2013, 01:41 AM   #1
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Large large tank

I was at the Minnesota zoo the other day and was fascinated by a huge tank(mabye 5000+ gallons). It was saltwater and bad schools of huge fish and then sharks and rays and all. I was wondering if it is possible to get a tank(not that big but large) coustom made and stocked with things like that. I realize it would cost a fourtone, but is it possible? Also, would you need to do water changes or would the ecosystem be big enough to maintain its self? How would you feed? Thanks!
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Well you saw it, so it's certainly possible with enough money...
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But I mean like in a house, not a zoo. Like do u need a permit to own sharks and all?
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Well here is an example of someone who built a 50,000g tank in their house. It's not saltwater, but gives you an example of whats possible if you have the money and a cool enough wife to let you do it.

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/fo...ster-Mega-Tank
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Wow.. thats.... wow
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For a 5000g tank, you would probably be looking at over $75g easily for just the tank and equipment. I saw a 2500 used for $28,000 (just tank and equipment, not water, sand, rock, fish, etc). Anything is possible with enough space, time and money.

The Tracey Morgan shark tank from ATM was in the 3000g ballpark. That took up some serious space.
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Well here is an example of someone who built a 50,000g tank in their house. It's not saltwater, but gives you an example of whats possible if you have the money and a cool enough wife to let you do it.

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/fo...ster-Mega-Tank
Oh my... I know what I'm doing if I ever win the lottery. That tank is just awe-inspiring.
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I was at the Minnesota zoo the other day and was fascinated by a huge tank(mabye 5000+ gallons). It was saltwater and bad schools of huge fish and then sharks and rays and all. I was wondering if it is possible to get a tank(not that big but large) coustom made and stocked with things like that. I realize it would cost a fourtone, but is it possible? Also, would you need to do water changes or would the ecosystem be big enough to maintain its self? How would you feed? Thanks!
Most tiny sharks need 1,000 minimum. And those kind of fish can cost hundreds of bucks.


And have you never been to an aquarium ? That's tiny the Newport Aquarium right across the river from Cincinnati Ohio has a million of gallons.


I'm applying to work there that way I can tell you all my tank is bigger

We also have the most shark rays in captivity than any other aquarium in the world!
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