My family came into a large amount of extra funding(My parents passed away a few months back, and I, being an only child, was left everything) recently, and we just bought our dream house.
We have two daughters, and we're converting the basement into their room. They've loved fish their entire life, and one of the things they asked is if we could make a fishtank into a wall for them. And, quite frankly, my husband and I are more than enthusiastic at this idea.
The ceiling is 20ft high, but we would leave about 5ft of space between the tank and the ceiling. So it would be 15ft high. The room is about 35ft from wall to wall. We would either cut out a 6.5ft-by-3ft space in the middle of the tank for a doorway, or just take 3ft off the entire thing, so it's 32ft instead of 35ft with a cut out.
What we need to know is how wide we should make it, if it would be better to have the cut-out, or just shorten it, and any other tips on tank shape. Also, what should we fill the tank with? I'm very much lost on this entire thing, since I've never done anything like this before. We definately want it to be a marine tank. So, what kinda of corals, fish, and other sorts of things would be best?
Just, basically, help us out in anyway you can, so we can try and make this dream possible?