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post #1 of 20 Old 03-22-2009, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Gigantic fish tank!

So, my girlfriend's dad is a huuuuuge thrift store buff. He goes to a couple local thrift stores on an almost daily basis. Being fish geeks, my girlfriend asked him to keep an eye out for good deals on fish tanks.

So today, he calls her up and lets her know that he found a giant tank, stand and canopy included, for $400, but since he's such good buddies with the staff of the store he can talk them down to around $220 or so.

Get this: the tank measures ten feet long by 3 feet wide by 2.5 feet tall. By my calculations, that's roughly 560 gallons!

I think we're going to be buying the tank and keeping it in storage (i.e. in my mom's basement, haha) until we have a place big enough to hold such a monster tank.

I've only just received this news, so of course I have no idea what I'd keep in it, although I can think of more than a few things....

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post #2 of 20 Old 03-22-2009, 09:12 PM
WOW!! I bet you could put all kinds of stuff in a tank that size!
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post #3 of 20 Old 03-22-2009, 09:19 PM
Pics or it didn't happen.

Lol. Sounds amazing.
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post #4 of 20 Old 03-22-2009, 09:24 PM
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saltwater. reef. period.
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post #5 of 20 Old 03-23-2009, 06:32 AM
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Thats amazing!!!!!

Yeah I vote for saltwater reef!
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post #6 of 20 Old 03-23-2009, 08:20 AM
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Thats awsome!!!
Never thought to look for fish tanks in thrift stores. What a find! This may sound strange, but if anything ever happened to to all the large fish in my 210gal, I think I would set it up with a bunch of large schools of different small fish.
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post #7 of 20 Old 03-23-2009, 11:45 AM
While its in storage,for halloween you could put manacins? in it and have the kids come to the basement to get thier candy and a free scare.

Seriously, great find. It happened to the right people. Good luck. Hope you get it.
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post #8 of 20 Old 03-23-2009, 01:01 PM
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I agree on the reef. While I want to do a huge amazonian tank one day, complete with current in it, if I could only have one huge tank I'd make it a reef tank.

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post #9 of 20 Old 03-23-2009, 04:54 PM
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I agree on the reef idea. If you have the money that is. A reef tank that big is going to hurt the pocketbook the first year for sure

My wife rolls her eyes when I talk about getting another tank
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post #10 of 20 Old 03-23-2009, 06:49 PM
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Wow, a 20% water change would be 100 gal. Better buy dechlorinator in bulk.

I Have always wanted a school of Pirahnas, that tank would be big enough.
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