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post #1 of 12 Old 08-22-2010, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Here are some ideas for built-in aquaria.

Aquarium Inspiration : 70 Pictures of Decorative Fish Tanks

Photos to drool over.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-22-2010, 11:02 AM
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That was fun! A Hex has never been a design I'd ever consider but that collection of pics shows one I really like. What is it about a beautiful tank surrounded by a room full of Louis XIV decor that looks so "off"? Maybe it's because that style of decor makes me turn ? (Apologizing in advance to all you Sun King fans out there) Which led me to my next thought, "Who's idea was it to first to bring live aquaria into the home for display and enjoyment?" I'm pretty certain that none of the King Louis' ever kept an aquarium, but I've been wrong many times before...

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post #3 of 12 Old 08-22-2010, 11:29 AM
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Very Cool! I wonder how that works with a fire place under the tank in the 5th one down. Thanks for sharing. Something to dream about.
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post #4 of 12 Old 08-22-2010, 12:37 PM
one day i will have one pic to contribute to this thread ^.^ just give me time hehehehe

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #5 of 12 Old 08-22-2010, 12:41 PM
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one day i will have one pic to contribute to this thread ^.^ just give me time hehehehe

lol I actually thought to say that myself but then looked back at my tank and remembered the devastation that took place and is now trying to recover. ha ha
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post #6 of 12 Old 08-22-2010, 12:52 PM
hehe im on the way of getting a new tank for an arowana ^.^ 3.5 feetx3.5feetx1.5 feet. black glass on the left and back and clear glass for the front and right and a 90 gallon sump =) . due in mid September after the hungry ghost month. bad luck to bring new things into the house at this time. after that i will have a empty 90 gallon nesso acrylic tank which i might make into a new planted or sw.we will see how it goes ^.^

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #7 of 12 Old 08-22-2010, 04:07 PM
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I wonder how that works with a fire place under the tank in the 5th one down.
Good observation. I wonder how that works too. Theres gotta be something in between to stop from boiling your fish.
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post #8 of 12 Old 08-22-2010, 05:48 PM
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Absolutely stunning setups. Now if I only had a few extra thousand......

And why is there a recipe at the end? LOL.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #9 of 12 Old 08-22-2010, 06:07 PM
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Gorgeous tanks (along with some gorgeous homes as well!).

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
55 Gallon - Polleni Tank
20 Gallon Long - QT
10 Gallon - QT
75 Gallon coming soon!
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post #10 of 12 Old 08-22-2010, 06:16 PM
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#6 & 7 will be in my house one day after the floor underneath is filled with concrete.
theres def. some nice setups there, thanks for sharing.
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