My 200 gallon...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rob2uk, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. rob2ukValued MemberMember

    Hey...

    As some of you know, a friend of mine very kindly donated a 200 gallon tank that he didn't use.

    It's *almost* cycled, but being of the 'not very creative' type, I need suggestions for a theme.

    The tank is being used as a display tank in the bar area of my pub...
     
  2. Marc

    MarcWell Known MemberMember

    One word: Malawi. :)
     
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    rob2ukValued MemberMember

    I thought the same thing.

    The problem is, it won't just be me taking care of the tank (I have 6 staff working for me), so I need something hard to kill...
     




  4. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    Is there anything that you could do that corresponds with the name or environment of your pub?
     




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    rob2ukValued MemberMember

    well...

    the pub is called the Moderation, so probably nothing suitable from that.

    It's 5 minutes walk from one of the the biggest rock festivals in the UK and 2 minutes walk from a river, so there may be something there
     
  6. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    Perhaps you could have alot of plants and rock caves and one large centerpiece rock with "The Moderation" engraved somehow into it very big. I think that sounds really cool :)
     
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    rob2ukValued MemberMember

    I was thinking maybe some old tat from around the pub...
    like old tankards and such...
     
  8. Marc

    MarcWell Known MemberMember

    Could always set up bottles and mugs to bubble :)
     
  9. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    Both of those sound really interesting ;)

    Endless possibilities, especially with a 2oo gallon
     
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    rob2ukValued MemberMember

    Tell me about it...

    I wandered round my LFS for 2 hours today. I wanted to buy EVERYTHING!

    Also talked a woman who was keeping a Betta in a 1 gallon bowl to buy it a 10 gallon tank, a light, heater, live plants, etc :)
     
  11. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    excellent Rob! That is what my betta is in, and he couldn't be happier :)
     
  12. Marc

    MarcWell Known MemberMember

    Yes, you can really tell how much of a personality the fish has when it isn't in a tiny container. Actually, mine showed me where 2 of my Cory lay dead, and it was pretty weird how it showed me...
     
  13. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    How do you mean, show you?
     
  14. Marc

    MarcWell Known MemberMember

    Well, when I walked over to the tank it swam frantically around the dead fish and kept looking back and forth between me and the cory :eek:
     
  15. Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Rob sounds terribly exciting. Just a note though, don't put anything metal (like metal mugs) How about all kinds of caves and one with a little sign over it with the pubs name on it.
    Cichlids are really hard to kill so theres one suggestion. Hum... Would be gorgeous with Discus in it too. ...and Angels ...and...... aaarrrggghhh i would be crazy by now!!!! Have fun and keep us posted.
    Carol
     
  16. jim55379Valued MemberMember

    I am Jealous If I had a 200 I would get a shark. LoL. Must be about 8 foot long.??? I hope it has cement floor to it. Would weigh over 2000 pounds. That's amazing. How about some bala sharks, pict cats, and some irradant sharks. It's really endless what you could do with this. LIVE plants of course?
     
  17. RoboDudeValued MemberMember

    Yeah, I'd probably get some schooling fish such as Tiger Barbs, Rosy Barbs, a mixture of Leopard and Danios, and such. Or I'd get fish like Clown Loaches, Bala Sharks, Oscars, and Discus. I'd also add a Common Pleco! Great news! Congrats!
     
  18. atmmachine816

    atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    sounds like fun what about a pirhana and you could have feeding times to attract people or an oscar and do the same thing and you could get a common pleco
     
  19. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    for a pirhana it would have to be legal in the UK
     
  20. atmmachine816

    atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    o ya sorry

    you could get a big school of guppies mabye 25 and 25 plattys 25 swordtails 25 endlers 10 or so corys couple bristlenose plecos and a couple angels to keep the babys undercontrol then put a sunken ship with your pubs name engraved on it and make the tank look like a sunken ship yard or something like taht
     




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