If you could have an 1000 gallon aquarium - Page 2

RyanC14
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I would love to do a large native (Minnesota) biotope with fathead minnows, longnose dace, johnny darters, brook sticklebacks and central mudminnows (which all live in the creek near my house).
 
MissPanda
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Fishies99 said:
Funny story, the hospital I work in decided to get rid of the custom approx 1300 gallon aquarium they had. I almost took it but couldn't figure out a way to transport it home, tank was 12 feet long. Also it would have cost a fortune in water bills to maintain
Were they giving it away for free?
 
MissPanda
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CaptainAquatics said:
may I add another prompt to this thread? Here it is: what if you could have a 10000 gallon aquarium. Same rules apply to this one as the last one. Personally I don’t even know. Probably some true monsters (ex: aropima, RTC’s, MBU puffer, Wels catfish, etc.) BTW just joking about the Wels. If you have never heard of them look them up I don’t think they would even work in that big of a tank lol. Maybe one of them alone, I would have to research.
I'd do an octopus tank.
 
Nomofish
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Definitely have to go with a redtail catfish and then do research on top water and mid water schooling fish from the same native rivers and choose from there what I wanted!
 
plecodragon
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a HUGE school of either neon tetras or cardinals, a huge school of ember tetras and a huge school of corydoras. Fully planted with black substrate.
or a major grouping of yellow labs and other cichlids with rock work and black gravel they look so bright against the black substrate.
The maintenance would be killer thou.
 
jinjerJOSH22
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Several Giant Red Tail Gourami and a few Ornate Bichir
 
Dch48
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Put a shower head above it and use it for a bathtub
 
CanadianFishFan
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Buy a female betta every week and add em in. Or worlds largest guppy tank.
 
BobbyTez
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I would add sharks and stingrays
 
mrsP
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Freshwater stingrays.
 
SM1199
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Nobote said:
Coldwater aquarium designed like a stream with trout in it. Brookies, cuthroat and tiger trout..or palominos.
Similar to this?

 
Nobote
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Yes!

Or like this


 
Wardonianfungus
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I’d stock it with five guppies, 10 assorted snails, some goldfish, gouramis, and shrimp. Then I’d let the magic happen.
 
SM1199
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Nobote said:
Yes!

Or like this
Wow, that's so big and well-designed it doesn't even look like a tank! Is it even a tank, or just underwater shots of a river?
 
moon17
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Feohw said:
A male betta. Because why not.
that's so sweet and I agree. Just spoil the heck out of a betta
 
DoubleDutch
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Jack B Nimble
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I have a 1500 gallon pond and in the end that is small.
 
SM1199
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iamgoldfish
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goldfih.. goldfish everywhere. so many goldfish. butterfly, pearlscale, ryukin. goldfish
 
Gamer
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1 male betta
A very beautiful one
 
KingJamal2
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iamgoldfish said:
goldfih.. goldfish everywhere. so many goldfish. butterfly, pearlscale, ryukin. goldfish
You must like goldfish...
 
iamgoldfish
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AJE
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ojdgtjc said:
if YOU could have a 1000 gallon aquarium and money, time, food, etc wasn't a problem, what would you get and why? I would do one largemouth bass and one peacock bass and one arowana and maybe a jaguar cichlid. I'm interested to see all of the answers to this.
10000 rcs and 600 rummy nose tetras
 
VeiltailKing
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Pythia
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all the species of plecos in the world, I'm a big fan of them!
 
FathomtheFish
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A huge community tank with a ton of live plants and multiple male bettas.
 
Amazoniantanklvr
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Discus tank! Or soper large bio tope reef.
 
jkkgron2
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A megalodon would totally fit perfectly
 
Corycatz
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ojdgtjc said:
if YOU could have a 1000 gallon aquarium and money, time, food, etc wasn't a problem, what would you get and why? I would do one largemouth bass and one peacock bass and one arowana and maybe a jaguar cichlid. I'm interested to see all of the answers to this.
An army of shrimp. Only shrimp. I will be unstoppable.
 
NevermindIgnoreMe
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A:
GOLDFISH. OH MY GOSH YAAAAS. A truckload of goldfish.
Two of each, butterfly telescope, pearlscale, ranchu, oranda, tosakin, and I would just get a few at first then breed the ones of the same breeds and keep some of the babies. But since I only got two of each (one male one female) I could grow out a bunch of fry and make money off of huge young goldfish. Also I would have soooo many plants, cabomba, rotala, money and penny wort, anubias, Amazon sword... and also water lilies, probably some Dauben or Colorata. Go totally filter free completely filtered by plants.

B: Cuttlefish. I adore them but can't come close to affording them. I love me some cuttlefish they are SO CUTE.
 
Pebbels
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ojdgtjc said:
if YOU could have a 1000 gallon aquarium and money, time, food, etc wasn't a problem, what would you get and why? I would do one largemouth bass and one peacock bass and one arowana and maybe a jaguar cichlid. I'm interested to see all of the answers to this.
Ummm mabey a pond looking tank with koi
 
CoryBoi
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At least 150 corries, 20 pearl gouramis, tons of schools of tetras.
 
DylanM
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Several bamboo sharks.
 
Amazoniantanklvr
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I knew that you were going to say cories!!
 
juniperlea
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Me, and whatever fish can put up with me!
 
FinalFins
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CaptainAquatics said:
may I add another prompt to this thread? Here it is: what if you could have a 10000 gallon aquarium. Same rules apply to this one as the last one. Personally I don’t even know. Probably some true monsters (ex: aropima, RTC’s, MBU puffer, Wels catfish, etc.) BTW just joking about the Wels. If you have never heard of them look them up I don’t think they would even work in that big of a tank lol. Maybe one of them alone, I would have to research.
A 10 thousand gallon? I don't even know but I know for sure I would be doing one of those cheesy "spin the wheel whatever it lands on I buy" videos from youtube.
 
CoryBoi
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CaptainAquatics said:
may I add another prompt to this thread? Here it is: what if you could have a 10000 gallon aquarium. Same rules apply to this one as the last one. Personally I don’t even know. Probably some true monsters (ex: aropima, RTC’s, MBU puffer, Wels catfish, etc.) BTW just joking about the Wels. If you have never heard of them look them up I don’t think they would even work in that big of a tank lol. Maybe one of them alone, I would have to research.
Probably 2,000 corries, hundreds of gouramis and a thousand or so tetras of some type
 
CHJ
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1000gal? A goonch..
Doh, overstocked!
 
Morrigan
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1,000g? Probably a reef setup.

10,000g? A section of the Amazon River transplanted into the world's longest tank.
 
CoryBoi
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Morrigan said:
1,000g? Probably a reef setup.

10,000g? A section of the Amazon River transplanted into the world's longest tank.
Sorry to say the worlds largest amazon aquascape is larger than 10,000 gal I believe it is around 40,000. Rip TakashI Amano
 
Amazoniantanklvr
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CoryFan said:
Sorry to say the worlds largest amazon aquascape is larger than 10,000 gal I believe it is around 40,000. Rip TakashI Amano
I saw some congo tetras in there! It isn't truly a slice of the amazon.
 
Morrigan
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CoryFan said:
Sorry to say the worlds largest amazon aquascape is larger than 10,000 gal I believe it is around 40,000. Rip TakashI Amano
That is epic.

World's longest tank housed in a private residence then
 
Amazoniantanklvr
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Good luck fitting that in your living room. I also hope that you are able to do tank maintenance and lets hope you don't go broke doing water changes, or filling it up for that matter.
 
Morrigan
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I figure in a world where I have a 10,000g tank money isn't much of an issue. And the house would be designed and built around the tank of course!
 
CHJ
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Morrigan said:
That is epic.

World's longest tank housed in a private residence then
Well you are really going to depend on the definition of "in" or your tank has to be more than 50 meters long.
 
ystrout
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First Options: Calico bass and california sheephead. I scuba dive with these fellas in Southern California and they're the sweetest, friendliest, cutest fish ever. They love people and interact with you while you're diving. I love them. If we're fantasizing here, I'd want to keep one of each as a pet and bring them scuba diving with me, then bring them home when we're done diving.

I kid you not, these fish will follow you and interact with you for as long as you'll give them time.

Tropical Option: French angelfish, porcupine puffer, and orange spot tuskfish. I love these fish and it would be amazing to have my own. The reality is I'll never keep a tank larger than a 180 gallon so I'll keep enjoying these fish when I'm scuba diving and not in an aquarium.
 

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