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Old 08-16-2005, 01:14 AM   #1
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New to SW need a tank size

I am a newbe to SW but I have been keeping FW for a couple years. I have a FW 150 gallon Chiclid tank now. I am wanting to venture off into SW.

My goal is to have a 300 tank with 1 maybe 2 Epaulette sharks or Brownbanded Bamboo sharks.

What size tank do I need to start my SW Adventure off with?
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Old 08-16-2005, 01:35 AM   #2
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I do not reccomend sharks to a newbie and I guess they would need a bigger tank than 300 gallons.I think they would need a tank about 600 gallons.
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Old 08-16-2005, 01:55 AM   #3
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I would rather not start off with sharks. I would rather get my tank stable and my bioload going with something cheaper then about a $50-$100 Shark W/ Shipping.

From what I have read they can live in a 300 gal. But if that would be to small I would do a bigger tank something like mid 300's or 400 gal. I don't want to put stress on my sharks because of a small tank. I want him or them to have plenty of room to have fun.
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Old 08-16-2005, 02:54 AM   #4
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sharks need ALOT of room and EXCELLENT filtration.You clould probably fit one in a 400 gal. Where did you read that you could put sharks in a 300? Overall I am still against having sharks in home aquaria.
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Old 08-16-2005, 03:24 AM   #5
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In my

Aquarium-Sharks & Rays book ( by Scott W. Michael)

along with many, many Web pages

Alot of web pages says that you can keep One Aduilt Brownbanded Bamboo 3-3.5Ft. long in a 260 gal. tank.

If you search for them you will find out alot of information about them.
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The question is, Can a 3.5 foot long shark really live well in a 300 gallon tank? I honestly don't know the standard dimensions of a 300, or if they are all custom. i know my parents jacuzzi is 250-300 gallons and I think a 3 foot shark would be very cramped.
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:48 AM   #7
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Here is a listing that I found for ONE brand, but like I just said this is one brand and most of these tanks are Tall tanks!

Rectangular

L W H
240 Gallon Reg 96 x 24 x 24
300 Gallon Tall 96 x 24 x 30
360 Gallon Tall 96 x 24 x 36
500 Gallon Tall 96 x 24 x 48

Note: These tank sizes were taken from www.myfishtank.com
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Well what you could do is get the 300gal put something in it like a puffer or small ray, then if they do fine then you could add a shark.
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There is a wonderful article on keeping sharks in the home aquarium in this months issue of tropical fish hobbiest. I recommend picking this up and reading it before making any further plans.
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That is close to what I was thinking seafan!

Thanks Hara I will be sure to look for it at my LBS!
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