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Old 07-06-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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Noob Wants a Shark Tank!

So I've always wanted a shark tank, it's been my dream since I was younger, and now that I'm an avid aquarist I wanna take it on, I have 3 African tanks as of now, a 75g, a 30g breeder, and a 10g fry tank, I have most of the common equipment needed, and I'm very mechanically inclined, I have DIY know-how, and I'm ready to take this on! I want a cat shark tank. Lay it on me guys!
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:46 PM   #3
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Mostly expert only because you need a massive tank for the lots of them and because how aggressive they can be and also their diet but anything is possible
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Mostly expert only because you need a massive tank for the lots of them and because how aggressive they can be and also their diet but anything is possible
Awesome way to crush my dreams guys.. Lol jk but I know they say expert only, but is it really an expert only fish? Or is that just a deterrent?
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Mostly expert only because you need a massive tank for the lots of them and because how aggressive they can be and also their diet but anything is possible
Oh and I only want one with maybe a few tank mates that's it, not a 10 shark fish tank lol
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If you have only been doing freshwater so far it's a big change to saltwater and a regular fish tank isn't recommended. Sharks and stingrays like to move around in circles so a custom cylinder like tank would be recommended first.

Didn't want too kill your dreams even I had a dream for a shark.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:59 PM   #7
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If you have only been doing freshwater so far it's a big change to saltwater and a regular fish tank isn't recommended. Sharks and stingrays like to move around in circles so a custom cylinder like tank would be recommended first.
Only a cylinder? How about a 125g?
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Unless your too buy a shark egg and raise it from there you will have to find it a new home eventually. By the time it goes from a baby or from 6 months the least you will have to get it a new home and when it come to saltwater space is everything.
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Unless your too buy a shark egg and raise it from there you will have to find it a new home eventually. By the time it goes from a baby or from 6 months the least you will have to get it a new home and when it come to saltwater space is everything.
I was planning on hatching it in the tank, and raising it but eventually finding a new home
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Sharks are the easiest of all the marine animals I currently have Three things make sharks expert only. Cost of ownership. Size of tank. Filtration. Certain sharks will require a round tank most will not. You will need for the easiest of all sharks a coral cat shark you will need the following. 5ft x 3ft x2ft tank minimum. 8-10x's per hour turn rate on filtration. Double tank volume in skimming power. Very little live rock. Fine sand. Not as hard as most people think. Just the cost of all the upkeep.
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