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Old 09-14-2015, 06:13 PM   #11
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If you have time to brush your teeth, you have time to feed fish. If you are away from home for any length of time, it sounds like you could afford to hire someone savvy enough to feed them in your absence.
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Old 09-14-2015, 06:20 PM   #12
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IMO this is spam!
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Old 09-14-2015, 06:33 PM   #13
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Would the automatic fish feeder be able to feed multiple kinds of fish? Eg. If I was to add one I would want angel fish, discus, puffer, Malawi cichlid, Oscar, crayfish, shrimp, etc, etc.


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The short answer is "Depending on what types of food you are talking about." But, as stated by another member, all the fish you mentioned will not get along in a tank together no matter how large. ( within reason ) PLUS, they do require different environments. PLUS, some of them are known food sources for other ones. So once the one fish has eaten the other, then what?
I have dealt with many large tanks and systems over my career and in all practicality, you are asking something that is not really possible without intervention. It will have a very short time of success ( if you want to call it that. )

If money is not an option, there is a way I can think of that you may be able to do with little feeding on your part but will require more maintenance and that would be a saltwater coral reef tank with only corals that primarily feed from the sugars produced by the zooxanthella ( algae) they have inside them. This will require particular lighting and filtering and constant monitoring for water quality. Fish will be extremely limited to only the types that can survive only on the algae produced by the lights on the decorations. We did a tank similar to this in Brasil in the 1990s but the tank had to be computerized to keep everything running smoothly. In all honesty, the tank was a little boring( in my opinion) to look at as the selections were few. The owner eventually hired a service to care for the tank so they could add more movement to the tank. So I offer this as an option but would not be my #1 option.
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:03 PM   #15
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Yes to be honest im not too familiar with the fish, to me if I have to feed it I would spend an hour there trying to coax each fish into getting its food. The only reason I'm getting the fish is because they remind my dad of where he is from in the tropics. If that means spending hundreds of thousands of dollars or even a million or two I wouldn't care because I would know my father every time he passes by this "wall" it would remind him of home. And before anyone asks why he can't just go back its a rather long emotional story that i rather not tell.


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Old 09-14-2015, 07:08 PM   #16
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While the notion is nice, it's not practical for freshwater on the premise you posted. Sorry
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:28 PM   #17
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A self feeding tank is a very delicate system that can easily crash without the appropriate care. If i were you, i would just hire a person to maintain a normal tank for you.
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:06 PM   #18
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Hey there. Let's think this through before you throw $2,000,000 out the window for something that might not even succeed (Wish I had that kind of money)


First off, please don't be just pulling our legs. Ding dong ditching is one thing, but posting this and having people here typing things up and posting it just for your fun isn't nice.


Second, a self sustaining tank is IMO almost impossible without some human intervention for feeding, caring and cleaning. Plus, a tank this size would probably require someone to get in some waders, stand in the tank and clean. Some private owners need to scuba dive to clean.


Have you even done any research? (Nitrogen cycle, fish sizes, tank lights, filters etc?)


You might want to start off smaller IMO. Just to make sure that you like it before you spend as much money as you said you have on a tank this size. A 55 gallon would be nice to start off with. Lots of fish options and easier to take care of than that huge system. Everything is cheaper too. Lots of LFS's offer tank maintenance for a monthly fee, and you could do this if you don't like the hobby.


Sounds to me like this is a troll. Just stop if you're not serious, this kind of stuff ticks off people like me. Sure, it could be real but just because of your ignorance and the fact that you aren't really willing to even feed your fish gives me the impression that you're faking it. Please do some research and let us know when you really want to do this or not.
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:34 PM   #19
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Self feeding fish tank

I was originally planning to get the people from a TV show called "tanked" to create the aquarium for me, I can't share the photo because the forum doesn't allow it. So Imma scrap this and change it to something different

And @nils no im not trolling im actually looking for advice, about the money, when you start with nothing it motivates you. My father came to Canada with $1.39 spare change. He is now the founder of a multi million landscaping business. Why do you think it's the Indians who are so rich? They experienced having lived with nothing so they respect everything. But back on topic, thanks for the advice everyone

But no I have not done any research what's or ever, I just want to lay pick out some nice fish then I would search up the requirements for them then build the custom tank around them focusing on what theme makes them look good
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:26 AM   #20
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Research first is a smarter way to go. Also, you don't have to spend an hour coaxing fish to eat. They eat instinctively.
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