Okay, so it's been quite some time since I had my aquarium as a child. Recently I've been wanting to get another aquarium and relive the joy of caring for fish again.
So I started looking at aquarium prices and decided that for what I wanted...it was too expensive and I was going to get what I wanted. So, I elected to build a tank. These are my initial dimensions:
12 foot long, 5 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide made out of tempered 1/2 inch glass.
Now I started thinking about it and realized I wouldn't need to use glass all the way around the tank since the way I intend to set it up...I'd only be able to really view from one side. So I could use an alternate material for the sides and back and bottom...I'm just not sure exactly what would be best. I want to make this a saltwater aquarium and although initially I would just start with a couple of very inexpensive fish to get myself in the practice and understanding of what to do, my eventual plan is to get a Bull Shark to inhabit this tank. (A Bull shark, from what I've been reading up on, appears to be fair tolerant of water conditions considering it seems to handle freshwater pretty well but controlling its salinity). I figure in a tank of this size the Bull shark would probably grow somewhere to 4 to 7 feet long. Anyway, anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?