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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Just what would you put in this tank?

Found this ad on craigslist here in Atlanta.
A very interesting tank to say the least. I would be interested if I had a space I could put a 10 foot long x 14 inch wide x 22 inch deep tank

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/for/3150287664.html

It would make one heck of a cichlid tank or a great discus tank, maybe the ultimate planted shrimp tank?
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Would be a good discuss or angelfish tank.

The width could have been a bit wider but just stick to small fish.

For $250 I'd snatch it up and find some way to put that in my Corolla, even hanging out the window!
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That's, what, 160ish gallons?

I'd go with 200ish small fish like Boraras brigittae (take that with a grain of salt, they're my favorite) or 200ish Kubotai. Or go with a bunch of Neons or Embers.

Could also have a huge school of small Cories.

Shrimp would be awesome but it's awfully deep for that.


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That's, what, 160ish gallons?

I'd go with 200ish small fish like Boraras brigittae (take that with a grain of salt, they're my favorite) or 200ish Kubotai. Or go with a bunch of Neons or Embers.

Could also have a huge school of small Cories.

Shrimp would be awesome but it's awfully deep for that.
according to a tank calculator site I found on the web the dimensions work out to about 230 gallons.
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Wish that was in ny.. pick that Damn thing up! Lol 10 feet is great.
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Multiply length, width and height in inches. Divide by 231. Orů Multiply length, width and height in inches. Multiply by 0.00433.

160 gallons.

That's still a huge volume and you could have an absolutely giant swarm of tiny fish. It'll be gorgeous.

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according to a tank calculator site I found on the web the dimensions work out to about 230 gallons.


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Multiply length, width and height in inches. Divide by 231. Orů Multiply length, width and height in inches. Multiply by 0.00433.

160 gallons.

That's still a huge volume and you could have an absolutely giant swarm of tiny fish. It'll be gorgeous.
I agree with that assesment. I am a chef by trade and I, by default, when figuring volumes and weights I default to multipling by 16 ad I should have done 12 when figuring out how many inches were in 10 feet. OOPPPPS!
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Looks like a race track to me. What are some fast swimming schooling small fish? My Black Neon Tetras adore racing from one end of the 8' tank to the other, suspect there are lots of other small fish that would love the same room to run. Bloodfins maybe? Then a huge number of otos and corydoras just because they are so neat. Any larger fish really needs to be less than 3" or so so they don't look like they need to do 3 point turns to go the other way.

Great deal if you have a spot for it. Be a neat project to design.


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hello rainbows and other similar sized or smaller schooling fish

heck, I'd even be tempted to throw in a ton of female bettas or something

The silliest thing I would do though, would be to just add a pair of endler guppies and then look at the tank in a year and wonder where all those fish came from lol

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i would put something fast in it, or a schooling fish group. orr mabe in the middle plant it so thick that u can keep one school on one side one school on the other.
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That'd be a nice African cichlid tank
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better question... where would you put that thing? lol. 10 feet would take up a whole wall. I'm not a real big fan of long skinny tanks but that's a steal if you were looking for something like that in the first place. You could do just about anything in that tank. Discus, angels, planted tank with lots of schooling fish. The possibilities are endless.
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I HAVE THE PERFECT PLAN

use it as a grow out for some arapima, then get a massive tank or pond or something and have an army of arapima.
Bonus points of you can plant it...though I'd be terrified to see the lights needed on a tank deep enough for arapima yet bright enough for plants

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