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Wow that's nuts. Sad that some of the animals in there died (and annoying that with the dying shark [?] on the ground the guy stood over it taking pictures).

It's silly that cold temperatures would cause the explosion as it looked indoors which should have been a consistent temperature.
 

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To me it looks like one wall of glass might have been facing outdoors, but I don't know if I can totally buy the cold temperature reasoning.

If this had happened at a zoo or proper aquarium they probably could have saved some of the fish but it did happen really fast not like that casino aquarium that broke a little while ago.
 

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Might I remind you all that these boards are populated by people from countries throughout the world who likely beg to differ about the assessments made here about how much value they as a society or as individuals place on human life.

And really, to those commenting about the photographer... if a shark was laying on the floor in your house, what in the world do you think you could do to save it?
 

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... if a shark was laying on the floor in your house, what in the world do you think you could do to save it?
Interesting question.
If a smallish shark, like the photogenic one in the video, shows up on your living room floor, you have about 10 minutes.

Fill bath tub with 72f water. Tap water is fine, de-chlorinate.
Grab handy bucket of salt mix (if you are a reefer you have one of these).
A typical house bathtub holds about 70 gallons, add salt accordingly to reach a SG of around 1.020.
Mix well with large wooden spoon hanging on kitchen wall. Froth water well. Add airstones.
Grab towel.
Grab shark with towel. Careful, don't hurt the shark.
Place shark in tub.
Call a zoo.
:)
 

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Interesting question.
If a smallish shark, like the photogenic one in the video, shows up on your living room floor, you have about 10 minutes.

Fill bath tub with 72f water. Tap water is fine, de-chlorinate.
Grab handy bucket of salt mix (if you are a reefer you have one of these).
A typical house bathtub holds about 70 gallons, add salt accordingly to reach a SG of around 1.020.
Mix well with large wooden spoon hanging on kitchen wall. Froth water well. Add airstones.
Grab towel.
Grab shark with towel.
Place shark in tub.
Call a zoo.
:)

It's amazing that you have that All planed out!:) but could you do that in 15 minutes?
 

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It's amazing that you have that All planed out!:) but could you do that in 15 minutes?
Actually, my living room reef tank let loose last summer. No sharks involved, only about $6k of corals/rock/fish. I was able to save all but a couple of nice SPS corals using the above method.

After a trip to Walmart (after the initial wtf scramble), new Rubbermaid storage bins were used for holding livestock a few days until I replaced the tank. I was fortunate enough to have 30 gallons of 76f RO/DI water available at the time, and able to make as much as needed.

P.S - The worst thing about loosing a tank like that isn't the money, but the time involved creating/sustaining the necessary environment required so the animals can flourish.
 

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Actually, my living room reef tank let loose last summer. No sharks involved, only about $6k of corals/rock/fish. I was able to save all but a couple of nice SPS corals using the above method.

After a trip to Walmart (after the initial wtf scramble), new Rubbermaid storage bins were used for holding livestock a few days until I replaced the tank. I was fortunate enough to have 30 gallons of 76f RO/DI water available at the time, and able to make as much as needed.

P.S - The worst thing about loosing a tank like that isn't the money, but the time involved creating/sustaining the necessary environment required so the animals can flourish.
The worst thing for me would be cleaning up the mess!
 

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Interesting question.
If a smallish shark, like the photogenic one in the video, shows up on your living room floor, you have about 10 minutes.

Fill bath tub with 72f water. Tap water is fine, de-chlorinate.
Grab handy bucket of salt mix (if you are a reefer you have one of these).
A typical house bathtub holds about 70 gallons, add salt accordingly to reach a SG of around 1.020.
Mix well with large wooden spoon hanging on kitchen wall. Froth water well. Add airstones.
Grab towel.
Grab shark with towel. Careful, don't hurt the shark.
Place shark in tub.
Call a zoo.
:)
Sure, I guess you can do that -- if you have a bathtub. Not all people do, particularly in other countries. Bath tubs are often considered a luxury in other countries.

And at the mall where this accident happened, I can almost guarantee there weren't any bathtubs around.
 

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Sure, I guess you can do that -- if you have a bathtub. Not all people do, particularly in other countries. Bath tubs are often considered a luxury in other countries.

And at the mall where this accident happened, I can almost guarantee there weren't any bathtubs around.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
:)

... And at the mall where this accident happened, I can almost guarantee there were tubs of some sort, saltwater mix, a towel, and a stirring device of some stoutness available.

One might also wonder if a tank that size probably has auxiliary filtration tubs/bins behind the scenes that could serve as a temporary habitat.

For those without a bathtub, perhaps a large shark tank that can burst in your living room shouldn't be your priority.
;)
 

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Where there is a will, there is a way.
:)

... And at the mall where this accident happened, I can almost guarantee there were tubs of some sort, saltwater mix, a towel, and a stirring device of some stoutness available.

One might also wonder if a tank that size probably has auxiliary filtration tubs/bins behind the scenes that could serve as a temporary habitat.

For those without a bathtub, perhaps a large shark tank that can burst in your living room shouldn't be your priority.
;)

Agreed 100%.
 
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