Originally Posted by AngelFishGirl
HAHAHAHA :') that made me laugh!
But yeah I agree - you can do crazy stuff like that but it's not ideal. It would be sad to watch a shark suffering in such a small area like that.
It depends on the pool. Some pools are HUG and would provide more than enough space for a small pet shark that most hobbyist keep. The bamboo shark or cat shark would properly be in shark heaven in one one of the pools with how big they are. A black tip shark that I saw in a 17,000 gallon tank would not be happy in a pool tank. Even in that 17,000 gallon tank it looked too small for the black tip. It was a cool looking tank but just seemed too small for that type of shark. Now the Cat Shark or Bamboo shark would be in shark heaven.
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I mean they are huge pools and already rounded so perfect small shark tank in a box! My only question is "Salt"? How do people get so much salt without breaking the bank?
The one pool is around 15 thousand gallons for the oval pool. If I had to buy salt for around 64 dollars for 200 gallons than that's around $5000 dollars for salt.
The round pool is 8 thousand gallons. So it just seems like the Salt cost would be astronomical unless there is something else that people use for a bigger tank?
I just say it's not ideal because the pool might not be the greatest long term tank because of decay or flimsiness. We all heard about them type of pools breaking but than again aquariums break too so I guess it's all a risk no matter how you do it.
This is the website for the Shark Tank. You tell me if it looks big enough? I think if it was longer rather than deeper than yeah 17,000 gallons might be it's deeper rather than longer.
Besides from the answer 'The Ocean" what length and size would a black tip reef shark be good in? If I had the money I would build a HUG tank to keep them because I think they are cool looking, but I know they can swim for Miles a day in the ocean, so how big is big enough is the question for a captive breed black tip shark?