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Old 11-20-2014, 08:48 PM   #11
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Well the tricky part about asking for help from folks on this site is, I don't think anyone on this site has set up a tank of this size. Something this large is going to require a lot of special equipment and that is not going to be cheap no matter where you get it from. This is going to take a lot of research and talking to people who have established systems this large.

This isn't the normal tank we offer help on.

+1, honestly I think your best bet is to go visit an aquarium and ask to see there filtration set ups and plan on building/having some one build similar. All of our knowledge of equipment maxed out in the few hundred gallon range let alone thousands.


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Old 11-20-2014, 08:49 PM   #12
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This will be a massive undertaking, the logistics alone have ruined my night I work for a company that builds high end homes. Just because your Gc is in the know does not mean.the rest of the guys on site have the slightest clue/interest in this project. This is a finish job that would be best completed by a professional that specializes in this alone. Not a diy job by any means.. nothing worse than spending thousand and thousands on a major disaster..

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+1 on contacting a professional . Just don't use the guys from the show "Tanked". Do a quick search of threads in that topic and you'll see why. The Tanked show is kinda taboo on this forum lol.

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Old 11-21-2014, 02:45 PM   #14
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I think that a company like the one on Tanked would would best. There are many out there that are not on TV. There are countless things that will go into getting everything set up properly and I bet they will have ideas on things one of us would never think of. IMO, something on this scale should not include concerns about money or being ripped off. Research products and demand that the builder has competitive pricing. The Acrylic pane itself is going to cost a lot and there probably isn't going to be much competition to bring that cost down.

Please keep us posted on this build. If love to follow a build, from step one, on something like this.


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Don't use a TV company like ATM, IMO. I would hire a contractor that builds giant tanks to at least consult with. This is on the order of a public aquarium build.


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Old 11-21-2014, 06:23 PM   #16
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Following along. Can't help much. Custom built skimmers may be an option. Someone on YouTube documented their custom built 6 ft tall skimmer.
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planning on incorporating a 4000 gallon salt water aquarium into the house fo...

Everything you need is commonly available. Giant protein skimmers, sand filters, etc. you will need a sizable room to house the equipment for such a tank. And a budget to go along with it. Even if you pump SW and filter it, the cost of power and chemicals won't be cheap.

No, you can't dump the SW back into the ocean. Monterey Bay uses fresh SW but processes the heck out of it before it's legal to put it back into the bay.

Cool project. Hope it works out.


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Thats ridiculous. Think of the smell when you have to emptybit...
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Thats ridiculous. Think of the smell when you have to emptybit...
I'm sure whomever is being paid to do so won't mind

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