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post #1 of 13 Old 10-22-2011, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Now this really is a large home aquarium

Just to get you drooling, here's a truly large home aquarium. Came across this while digging through older issues and can't remember posting it before.

But on a more serious note, for those who buy potentially large fish that will need larger tanks--like a red tailed shark for the existing 20g--take note of the author's advice in the last two paragraphs.

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-25-2011, 06:51 AM
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Just to get you drooling, here's a truly large home aquarium. Came across this while digging through older issues and can't remember posting it before.

But on a more serious note, for those who buy potentially large fish that will need larger tanks--like a red tailed shark for the existing 20g--take note of the author's advice in the last two paragraphs.

The tank that Jack built | Features | Practical Fishkeeping

Very cool. Thanks for sharing. Lucky fish and people in that house. I have a friend (I've mentioned this before) who not only doesn't clean her 10 gal tank more than 4 times a year, she has a Red-tail Shark in the tank. She gets defensive if I bring it up, saying that he's doing fine, because he's still alive after 6 years. I do feel so sorry for fish that are kept in small tanks when they are meant for more room.

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post #3 of 13 Old 10-25-2011, 01:46 PM
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Thanks for posting this Byron. I enjoyed reading the article very much!

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post #4 of 13 Old 10-25-2011, 06:25 PM
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Holy carp! (yes, pun intended)

Thanks for sharing Byron.

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post #5 of 13 Old 10-25-2011, 10:40 PM
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I gotta admit, this made me drool. I've longed to have a tank like this except with sterlet and other small species of sturgeon. A girl can dream, can't she?

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post #6 of 13 Old 10-29-2011, 11:17 PM
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And I thought basements were only for storing things.
I don't think I ill get a tank quite that large. Maybe 20 gallon will be my limit or I will have to decide between wife and fish.
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post #7 of 13 Old 11-04-2011, 05:54 PM
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Very cool! Thanks Byron.

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post #8 of 13 Old 11-07-2011, 06:29 PM
amazing tank . My dream tank

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post #9 of 13 Old 11-16-2011, 11:13 AM
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Ugh, now I have to clean my keyboard from drooling! xD Jk, but seriously, THAT'S FREAKIN AWESOME.

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post #10 of 13 Old 11-18-2011, 02:20 PM
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OMG!!!!!!......thats i can say


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