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post #11 of 82 Old 08-01-2011, 04:01 PM
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Just my $.02 but you should put like 200(or whatever the max could be) rummynose tetra in it. With alot of plants and alot of wood.

Don't know if it would work but the Baltimore aquarium has a tank full of them and it's amazing!!!!
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post #12 of 82 Old 08-01-2011, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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You all do realize this is just dreaming at this point, right? I have to admit I have thought about much larger then 300 gallon after seeing the "Extreme Aquariums" or was it Monster Aquariums? Amazing. 300 would even make a blip on the radar.

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post #13 of 82 Old 08-01-2011, 04:35 PM
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Don't kid us, your setting one up now and going to suprise us with pics right? :p
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post #14 of 82 Old 08-01-2011, 06:04 PM
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Best way to get an accurate pricing idea is to check with one of the (many) on-line aquarium/custom aquarium shops. They also usually have standard sizes. I had a custom/cut down 50 gallon made in acrylic for an ongoing research project. The tank $$ was reasonable, but the shipping was killer! Best if you can find a regional shop that you can drive to if you get serious about purchasing. Shipping by truck freight can add a chunk to the cost.

I used Glasscages.com and they were very accommodating for my custom order. An acrylic tank would cut the weight by a huge amount compared to glass, but you'll have much more reinforcing across the top and around the top inside. A quick check on their site: a 270 gallon acrylic runs a cool $2898, a glass 300 is a mere $1470, not including shipping.

With a custom job, in glass or acrylic, you can shape it to fit your space. You are probably looking at a custom-made stand anyway!

It's fun to dream, if you're going to dream, dream big! That 50% weekly water change would not be fun though

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post #15 of 82 Old 08-01-2011, 09:33 PM
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nope but sounds big
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post #16 of 82 Old 08-02-2011, 05:33 AM
dreaming of this one
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post #17 of 82 Old 08-02-2011, 08:20 AM
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Wow Kitten that one is awsome!

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55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #18 of 82 Old 08-02-2011, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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dreaming of this one
The upside of that one is that on a hot day you can swim with your fish. Unless you get some nasty nippers in there. ha ha


Ideallly, I would like something more like this


Or better, a U Shaped tank that takes up 3 full walls of the bedroom That way you could feel you were sleeping under water. Add a few whale sounds or waves to the surround sound and you have a very peaceful rest.

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post #19 of 82 Old 08-02-2011, 07:41 PM
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I like Ingas idea!

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55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #20 of 82 Old 08-02-2011, 07:51 PM
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I get the Foster & Smith catalogs, and in the aquatics catalog they have large aquariums with stands built for them that come in different varieties, such as tall, long, rectangular, round.... Here is the link to the catalog request...
Pet Catalogs: Free Pet Supply Catalog for Dogs, Cats, Birds and other Pets

Filtration could possibly be as simple as a canister pond filter???

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Tank 1: (29 gal planted) empty
Tank 2: (15 gal) empty

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