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Old 06-02-2004, 01:17 PM   #31
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I would put my money into a nice reef tank. For the money that it would take to buy a shark, you could have a spectacular, huge reef tank! Sharks are nice, but I think they are much nicer in the ocean where they belong. I think it would be cruel to put a shark in a small environment where it could lead to his ultimate death, and look at the money that would lost, not to mention a beautiful fish as well.

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A shark will grow much faster in an aquarium than in the wild, IMO. They have a constant food supply and eat regularly, this is not necessarily the case in the ocean. I had a friend that purchased a nurse shark (against my advice) for their 300g tank, the shark was a little over a foot when they bought it, and in less than a year it grew to over 3ft in length. The shark had to be removed from the aquarium.
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What would you do with him once he outgrows the tank? If he lived that long.
Outgrows the tank? simple. Take him back and trade him for a slightly smaller shark. And when that one outgrows the tank, trade him in for a slightly smaller shark, and so on, and so on... I am sure your local fish store would have no problem with you trading in a 5 foot shark.

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why not pay 10 dollars to go to a real aquarium were there are sharks??
if you want to take care of one so much then why not work there and take care of them?
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What would you do with him once he outgrows the tank? If he lived that long.
Outgrows the tank? simple. Take him back and trade him for a slightly smaller shark. And when that one outgrows the tank, trade him in for a slightly smaller shark, and so on, and so on... I am sure your local fish store would have no problem with you trading in a 5 foot shark.

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Or get scuba certified and observe them in the wild. Now THAT is cool.
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This is off topic, and I know this forum is for aquarium advice, but I was thinking about getting a horse for my kids. Since I cant afford land right now I was going to put him in my 10x12 storage shed for a couple of years until I could get a small fenced back yard to keep him in. Maybe in 10 or 12 years I could afford an acre or so. My dog doesn’t seem to mind being stuck in a pet carrier all day, so I’m sure the horse would do fine.
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LOL! You guys are terrible.

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ROTFL, LOL!!!!! Be nice!
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