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Old 04-01-2010, 06:06 PM   #11
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That was me. :p

And the fact that you are planning on a 150 gallon changes things completely. A look-in shallow reef tank would be incredible, with maybe an anemone for the clownfish, but then again, money does not grow on trees!
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:12 PM   #12
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That was me. :p

And the fact that you are planning on a 150 gallon changes things completely. A look-in shallow reef tank would be incredible, with maybe an anemone for the clownfish, but then again, money does not grow on trees!
lol not to be mean or offensive, but just beacause you can look in it
makes it more expensive?

Well I'm going to try to do it.
NOW FOR SOME POSSITIVE ADDITITUDE!
So yea... I have some help of money to make it, plus I just made a CD of
My music that I'm planning to sell very cheap, and I know just the right places
to sell them.
And My stock list does include an anemone (RBTA/GTBA), to make you even happier.
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:14 PM   #13
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No, the 150 gallon capacity, corals, and everything else that goes into a reef makes it expensive. O_O
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My LFS has shallow "touch" tanks as in, you can easily grab something out if wanted. It is hard to see things by looking in though. I would not go with a shallow tank for the purpose of looking down into it. The shimmer on the water makes everything look distorted.

Also, you ought to see MY fish when MY hand gets near the water! OUCH! My clownfish BRUTALLY and I mean BRUTALLY attack me! If I try to do ANYTHING in that tank I get little bites all over! They ram me very hard and BITE and have a frenzy!

I just got some new rocks to put in and that took hours to do with the fish attacking me relentlessly! Who knew clowns could be so mean? They looked like piranna!
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:05 PM   #15
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My LFS has shallow "touch" tanks as in, you can easily grab something out if wanted. It is hard to see things by looking in though. I would not go with a shallow tank for the purpose of looking down into it. The shimmer on the water makes everything look distorted.

Also, you ought to see MY fish when MY hand gets near the water! OUCH! My clownfish BRUTALLY and I mean BRUTALLY attack me! If I try to do ANYTHING in that tank I get little bites all over! They ram me very hard and BITE and have a frenzy!

I just got some new rocks to put in and that took hours to do with the fish attacking me relentlessly! Who knew clowns could be so mean? They looked like piranna!
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ohh, but it would still have the effect of a tide pool. The point isn't to
touch things anymore, its to look down.
And you would also have to ability to see from three different sides.
I still like the idea of looking down into it though.
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:07 PM   #16
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No, the 150 gallon capacity, corals, and everything else that goes into a reef makes it expensive. O_O
ok, that makes more sence.
well I wont start it up and have everything in it at once so I wont need all
the money at once.
Do you think It would be cheaper to buy one or make it?
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:08 AM   #17
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And to answer your question before...

The ammount of glass needed for an aquarium will raise price.

Let's say you wanted a volume of 8 units.

For a cube = The bottom and sides would equate to 20 square units added together.

For a shallow tank with volume of 8 say 1 unit deap, area of bottom and sides would equate to 26 square units.

Therefore, it'll cost more money for a shallower tank. You may be better off ordering one online, unless you are really up to making one.
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But wont it be the same than if I order it online?
And the price to make it would go up anyways because I would always need glass.
Sorry I just don't get what you'r saying.
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That was just a failed attempt of me trying to explain that a shallow tank costs more then a rectangular.

I would order it online.
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That was just a failed attempt of me trying to explain that a shallow tank costs more then a rectangular.

I would order it online.
Ya but one problem is that, I need specific dimesnsions or else it probably wont work.
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