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Klown
05-31-2012, 02:00 PM
My wife and I were kicking around some Ideas for a nice tank in the house. I said I wanted a ray tank, and she mentioned a shark tank. I have on experience in either one. Can anyone help me with the basic knowledge of what is needed for either tank? How big of a tank do you need for either. I've never owned a SW tank, and I might get advice as to try a small one out before going big, but this was just an idea. I would really like to know the in's/out's of a nice shark and or Ray tank.

CrazyEyes
05-31-2012, 02:34 PM
I wish I could give you an exact measurement or size. I guess it depends on what species. I know some species of sharks require atleast 180g and some require atleast 1000g. I do know however most if not all sharks and rays are quite difficult to care for. How big is your current setup?

h2so4hurts
05-31-2012, 03:02 PM
800 gallons at a minimum for most sharks. You could probably go half that for rays, but they need a lot of swimming room. They also bump into corners a lot, so a rounded tank or a racetrack tank are best.

Klown
06-02-2012, 11:48 PM
Any other advice? What I need for the whole set up? Type / size of filtration?

AussieDIYFK
06-03-2012, 04:47 AM
well todays yourlucky day i stumbled upon a shark tank build a few months ago and all what i can say is that it was very impressive and absolutly huge. but sharks require lots of space to move around i think his tank was like a small swiming pool and he was only keeping the one blacktip with a few rays. i will send a link to this epic build as soon as i get on the home pc. this is sent via my phone

AussieDIYFK
06-03-2012, 05:14 AM
ok here it is 1700 gallons worth. are you still interested?
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/d ... tank_7.php (http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/diy_1700g_tank_7.php)

sboisvert
06-03-2012, 09:55 AM
ok here it is 1700 gallons worth. are you still interested?
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/d ... tank_7.php (http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/diy_1700g_tank_7.php)

Too funny I just read that same article about a week ago.


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h2so4hurts
06-03-2012, 10:32 AM
This was done 9 years ago? I wonder if its still up and running.

CrazyEyes
06-03-2012, 02:45 PM
How do I put this without sounding like a jerk. That is a marvelous setup and well done but, it just seems like a lot of time/money to make a shark tank in a traditional rectangle. Now know he made it out of wood and it's great looking setup that he should be extremely proud of it just seams most shark tanks are of the oval/racetrack design.

AussieDIYFK
06-03-2012, 06:19 PM
i guess it would be hard to construct it out of ply but if u were to make it from formed concrete like a pool it would be easier and prob cheaper

h2so4hurts
06-03-2012, 08:12 PM
Concrete is probably the way to go

mquick
06-21-2012, 02:35 AM
I am really interested in maintaining a shark tank but I know that it is not something that is easy to deal with considering the size and mass of what you are going to face for each and every day.

And also, one of the deeper holes into it would be how you are going to likely get the need to hire someone who will be more willing to maintain the tank itself as it is something that is very demanding in terms of keeping everything in check.

AussieDIYFK
06-21-2012, 10:26 AM
i would not recomend even considerating a shark tank as these creatures demand a huge amount of space and food. only zoo's or public displays can just afford to house them.

wh0oisthat
06-24-2012, 09:34 PM
I know all Big Al's stores feature shark tanks, maybe contact them and they can give you info on how to set one up. They also have a 5000 gallon cylindrical tank for sale!! http://www.bigalscanada.com/Stores/Locations/Oakville/oakville.html

AussieDIYFK
06-25-2012, 01:18 AM
thats some crazy regular prices there asking, i think you could buy it new for $100k