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Old 11-15-2011, 02:39 PM   #11
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So a 6'x2' tank for a shark that, should it live long enough, will grow to 42". Too many people buy things and don't know enough about them to have them thrive. Sharks being about at the top of that list.

This guy did it right.
500 + gallon shark lagoon
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:01 PM   #12
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Don't* know enough about them
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:27 PM   #13
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It's always better to do your research prior to purchase. Granted, that shark is a very handsome fellow, but still, ultimately it's about the fish. As the Rolling Stones said, "you can't always get what you want...."

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Thank you. I'm using the AA app on my phone and didn't know how to do it. Found it! Lol
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:15 PM   #15
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Yup. Agreed. 500+ gallons. Sorry. Nothing under a 300 will suffice for any shark (coral and marble cats can go in 300).
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from a book ive read, I'd say it's a Gray Bamboo Shark. I have a Banded Bamboo and the don't look that light until almost full size.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:51 AM   #17
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A 210 will be fine for the entirety of the sharks life if not close, great looking shark! I'm sure someones are going to tell you your going to need a 1000G tank or something irrational haha!
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They already have. Lol
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:38 AM   #19
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A 210 will be fine for the entirety of the sharks life if not close, great looking shark! I'm sure someones are going to tell you your going to need a 1000G tank or something irrational haha!
Would love to hear you explain how a 3.5 foot shark can live its whole life in a 2 foot wide tank. While it won't die immediately because of it. It certainly won't live or grow to its potential.

Its not so much the gallons of the tank, its the footprint of the tank. I'd say an absolute MINIMUM of 6'x3'. Sharks get big and need room to swim, thus the need for big tanks. If you don't want to hear people tell you they need one, either don't buy the shark or give it the appropriate sized tank.
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Would love to hear you explain how a 3.5 foot shark can live its whole life in a 2 foot wide tank. While it won't die immediately because of it. It certainly won't live or grow to its potential.

Its not so much the gallons of the tank, its the footprint of the tank. I'd say an absolute MINIMUM of 6'x3'. Sharks get big and need room to swim, thus the need for big tanks. If you don't want to hear people tell you they need one, either don't buy the shark or give it the appropriate sized tank.
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If you cant give it the proper sized tank, dont buy it!
ErrolP, how can it possibly live in a tank that it wont be able to turn around in as an adult? Thats like you living in a closet.
Granted, it will be fine for awhile, but dont ever assume that the 210 it its permanent home.
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