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Old 09-07-2012, 01:02 AM   #11
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How tall is the 8ft compared to the 5ft one and can a standard house be ok with a tank of this size meaning would u have to re enforce the flooring or anything like that?
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They are 8'x2'x25"or 5'x30"x30". Each one has it's advantages but if u want a reef eventually 8ft is way more to light however there is almost no fish you couldn't keep without fear of it getting too big.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:04 AM   #13
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Yeah I don't want a reef that big. Just a fish only tank of that size. Hmm def will look into the 8ft one.
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How tall is the 8ft compared to the 5ft one and can a standard house be ok with a tank of this size meaning would u have to re enforce the flooring or anything like that?
All depends on your house. Figure 250 x 8 = 2,000 lbs plus sand and rock. So figure around 2,800lbs just to cover all variables.
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Alright thanks. U been the most helpful of all ppl on this forum.
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Wait are you guys talking about the big orange fish that is protected in the state of california?
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Yes we are.
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I was scuba diving with them and i dont know where you live, but its illegal to kill them where i live.

Those fish get huge.... I swam with one the size of a basketball. They should not be in aquariums in my opinion. If you dont have a 500 gallon tank i wouldnt even consider it, you have to see how big they get.
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I live in ca and when they get that big then I would re home. I just like the experience and saying yeah I ha that an this is my opinion. Lol. So prob doin a 250 like mr d and myself were talking about.
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You live in california?? Then as far as i know its illegal.

Either way... Some fish should just stay in the ocean, and this fish is definitly one of them IMO.
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