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200 gallon stocking suggestion
Old 03-25-2011, 07:26 PM   #1
 
200 gallon stocking suggestion

Hah! so i got this 200 gallon fish tank and stand used for 47 dollars. Its in great shape and i scored it off a buddy so i know it works. Just have no idea what 2 put in it lol. Any suggestions would be helpful... Thanks!!!
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:49 PM   #2
 
densely planted
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:04 PM   #3
 
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Hah! so i got this 200 gallon fish tank and stand used for 47 dollars. Its in great shape and i scored it off a buddy so i know it works. Just have no idea what 2 put in it lol. Any suggestions would be helpful... Thanks!!!
Hmmm would make an interesting community tank to have that many fish together along with plants.

For larger things, I would put in a stingray or a arowana as long as the dimensions provide ample room to swim.
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:19 PM   #4
 
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OMG how big is that? Have you figured out where you are going to put it... along an outside wall, not an inside wall. Water is heavy... or basement floor?
We would love to see a picture... and a play by play as you set it up. We're kind of addicted to that sort of thing. lol
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:48 PM   #5
 
outside wall, and yeah i have a basement floor... my house is pretty old though... this was kind of an impulse buy lol. Any suggestions on what to do?
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:49 PM   #6
 
but its not going in the basement
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:28 PM   #7
 
Well just to put the weight into perspective for you. I have my 55 gallon sitting on a solid wood buffet cabinet, all together weighs about 1000lbs. Just imagine 200 gallon full of water, on an older house it could quite possibly cave a floor in if not on a load bearing wall or basement floor.

I have always thought the rays were awesome thats what I would do if I had the room.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:22 PM   #8
 
I agree it is a bit risky to put that tank anywhere but the basement. Especially in an older house. Unless you have some professional come by and verify that your floors can hold that weight. The tank glass/frame filled with only water will weigh about 2000lb. You need an stand of some sort to support that weight(which will add weight of its own) then things like gravel will greatly increase weight. Basement floors are generally cement underneath. There would be no worries there.

What are its dimensions?

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Old 03-26-2011, 12:50 AM   #9
 
the dimensions are 72x24
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:56 AM   #10
 
and i know this probably is wrong, but seems logical. If my stand can hold the weight of my tank... then why couldnt the floor that supports my roof??
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