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Not exactly sure where to post this, but I have recently moved out of an apartment where my biggest tank was a 75gal in preparation for moving I may have made a teeny tiny mistake/misjudgment in buying a 300 gallon double bow front tank and stand that for some reason without thought, thinking it would somehow fit inside my house (which it does not) and it is currently now taking up 1/3 my garage. So my question is, could I setup an outside aquarium? I got a huge backyard that I was already planning on putting in a pond but could I setup a tropical fish planted/community tank outside I do Live in Canada so the fish could only be out during the summer would have to take them in during the winter but would I be able to put a heater or anything in during the cooler summer days and would something like this even be possible?
 

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That is not a great idea first of algae would probably grow like crazy,also temperatures would fluctuate too much
 

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You could easily pull this off with cold water native North American fish, or tropical with a cover and a heater. I would be worried about the tank itself holding up with the freezing temps; not sure how the seals would hold up.


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in preparation for moving I may have made a teeny tiny mistake/misjudgment in buying a 300 gallon double bow front tank and stand that for some reason without thought, thinking it would somehow fit inside my house (which it does not)
What are the dimensions?

How much room do you lack for fitting it through the door? Can you remove the door, the edge stops, etc? If necessary, can you even remove the trim and frame without tearing up your weatherboards outside and your sheetrock inside?
 

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100% agree with @Tank seeker one of my old tank(tore down now) was in my house's sunroom, the light would shine right into the tank and there was always algae on the glass and on decorations, was not fun to deal with. Keep in mind, this tank had a full-grown bristle-nose pleco, so even tank placement inside your house can lead to algae problems due to sunlight
 

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100% agree with @Tank seeker one of my old tank(tore down now) was in my house's sunroom, the light would shine right into the tank and there was always algae on the glass and on decorations, was not fun to deal with. Keep in mind, this tank had a full-grown bristle-nose pleco, so even tank placement inside your house can lead to algae problems due to sunlight
Exactly so think about how much worse it would be outdoors you would have to spend long hours scrubbing algae
 

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Your challenge is going to be how it winters. Depending on how cold it gets, the seals and glass could get damaged from freezing. The costs of heating a glass tank like that outside could be astronomical. Most ponds get the benefit of being in-ground, so the earth helps insulate and buffer temperature fluctuations.
 
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