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Old 11-25-2014, 12:02 PM   #51
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I think a motoro stingray tank would be very cool

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Old 11-25-2014, 01:15 PM   #52
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Stingrays are cool it just isn't the same without a shark though. I would go with saltwater for a stingray and get an active shark like a smooth grey hound shark and some cat sharks and maybe a haller's stingray


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Old 11-25-2014, 08:34 PM   #53
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A 4000 gallon tank is too small for free swimming sharks long term. Captain Nemos in East Norriton had a 5000 gallon tank with black tip reef sharks in it, and they quickly outgrew it, and would damage their bodies bouncing off of the glass.
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Black tips get huge and have to swim constantly to breath even when they sleep smooth grey hound sharks are bottom dwelling sharks like cat sharks but there alittle more active and have more of the shark look to them the minimum tank size is 300 gallons so I'm pretty sure they would do great in a 4000 gallon aquarium


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Old 11-26-2014, 01:03 AM   #55
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I guess I don't get sharks. They just get big and slow, are messy eaters and really hard to rehome when they get too big. And they certainly aren't colorful. Each to their own. If you want to keep dangerous looking fish, stock some fresh water pike. Now they are scary looking.


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Old 11-26-2014, 02:27 AM   #56
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I agree. But that being said pike are exactly the same northern pike and muskies get up to 6 feet.. I don't know if gar are considered pike but I know an alligator gar can reach lengths of 10 feet. Smooth grey hound sharks max out at 6 feet coral cat sharks 3 feet. Any shark that gets huge and has to constantly swim just to breath shouldn't be in an aquarium. But the sharks I'm talking about are going to stay the same size or smaller then pike. I guess it just depends on if you want salt water or fresh water


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Old 11-26-2014, 02:29 AM   #57
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In size I mean and there both very messy other then that there care requirements are totally different


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Old 11-26-2014, 08:58 AM   #58
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It's not one for a community but an Epaulette shark. That's 3ft or just over.
Would make a nice pet!
I'm sure the reason they have rounded tanks to help prevent head banging.
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Oh...I thought I read white tipped reef shark earlier. Cat sharks would do fine in this build.
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I think sharks are more into classical music like the piano I think if I had the space for one I would buy a piano just so I could play it while I watch it eat. When is this 4000 gallon build going to happen?


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