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Old 11-18-2005, 12:52 PM   #11
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The most enjoyable part of SW is watching the fish swim, looking at the corals in all their beauty, etc. Apart from a clam tank, I'm not sure what the appeal to looking down at the tank would be. Maybe having it big enough that I could scuba in?
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Old 11-18-2005, 12:54 PM   #12
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What's stupid? Putting a shark tank in the back of a hummer for viewing pleasures. I can't remember who it was, but it was a rapper.
It was Wyclef Jean and I hope it was only for a short time for his "special occasions" and they were like 6" long! It would be very mean to put any large shark is such a small space.
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Old 11-18-2005, 02:26 PM   #13
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Well, there's the evaporation issue with such a large surface compared to the depth. Then there's contamination (rain, dirt, dust, CATS), then there's lighting, circulation, water changes and oh yeah, the MONEY AND TIME involved might be something.
Well it would be underneath an extension of the roof of the house so that removes the rain problem and cuts down on the dirt/dust. The cat problem could be solved by a cheap bb gun .

And as Phyl said what would the enjoyment be looking down on it, if (when) I have enough money to make this I'd probably use a preformed pond and cut it in ~half (must be really straight down...) and seal one of the sides to a piece of glass so that it could be seen from the side and from above.
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Old 11-18-2005, 02:28 PM   #14
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Concur with Phyl....What is the appeal? Unless this were elevated or had an excavated viewing area (basement widow) I am not sure what the appeal wopuld be especially with the amount of maintenance and cost involved.
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Old 11-18-2005, 10:54 PM   #15
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And as Phyl said what would the enjoyment be looking down on it, if (when) I have enough money to make this I'd probably use a preformed pond and cut it in ~half (must be really straight down...) and seal one of the sides to a piece of glass so that it could be seen from the side and from above.
Did you read that?
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Old 11-19-2005, 02:04 AM   #16
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My local LFS has an indoor saltwater pond and it is fairly interesting to look down into. I think the key is that you would have to stock fish that swim higher in the water column than the typical "reef" fish that stick right around the reef structure. I don't believe cutting a preformed and attaching a viewing pane would be possible, the water pressure you are speaking of for even a very small pond would likely not be held with this idea.

The costs for the build are really not that absurd though, nor would maintenance require a team of biologists for a modest pond. Here is a link to some plans, granted it is designed for indoor use but it gives you an idea:

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/ca/cav1i1/pondDIYCalfo/diy-pond.htm

Circulation would be handled by a large external pump, start gearing towards swimming pool pumps (3/4hp, 1hp, etc.). Lighting would be free natural sunlight. Base rock for the bulk of any structures. I think the "idea killer" for you though would be the fact that you live in SC. The winters still achieve pretty cold weather there, and heating it to maintain tropical temps would probably cost too much to make it feasible.
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