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Old 02-19-2009, 03:11 PM   #1
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In-the-ground, 500 gallon aquarium fish tank

I am installing a 500 gallon fish tank in the Florida Keys. The tank is 4'x4'x4' and I need to know how many gallons per hour I should pump.
I will be pumping and retuning directly into the Ocean.
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Are you pumping from the Ocean?
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Wow that's one big tank! I would get one then swim with my koi and then cry over the water bill. Lol
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I would remove your email from the thread. You'll get spammed to death.
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is that even legal???pumping into and out of the ocean
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I'm very interested in how the tank is going in ground and why? Keep us posted. I'm sure a lot of people are going to tell you its a bad idea to pump in ocean water. Welcome to AA!
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is that even legal???pumping into and out of the ocean
No it's not... and it's one tough crowd to get a permit like that. And you don't want to take the risk....

You can take water... just don't pump it back out.
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its pretty much a swimming pool with salt water : )
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I am not sure why you would bother with such an expensive project for just 500g unless you do not have room in your house or you plan to make a side panel that can be seen underground, to which I still don't see the point. Either way, the water should be prefiltered in several stages before returning to your tank. I would not have the return directly back to the ocean nor am I sure you would even be allowed.
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