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Re: Hypothetical Super Tank

Post by Bluntokian on August 23rd 2010, 2:07 am

Well what people dont realize is that dirt is one of the best natural insulators around. I do have a thought on that though. Its easier to show than explain so give me a few minutes. But yea something like a hood. Basically have a square the size of the tank and room (the collective 30'x30') thats 1' tall and basically sit it on top of everything. Sure it would take up an extra foot space so either dig another foot down or let it stick out if you build it below ground. Of course all this glass is going to be super thick for the roof as well as the walls themselves.
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Post by Bluntokian on August 23rd 2010, 2:13 am

Okay here we go. Basically alternating concrete and sand (Sand is denser than dirt) every 1'. Now 5' out should be enough but it can always be extended.

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Post by Brent on August 23rd 2010, 2:42 am

Awesome!

I'm no expert, so I don't understand the ins and outs of this sort of thing, but would you not lose heat to the ground rather than sustain it?
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Post by Bluntokian on August 23rd 2010, 2:43 am

Thats why you layer it. Youll reach a mid point where somewhere in your insulation the tempature of the tank and the temp of the dirt meet and cant push the other back either way. Man...When I get started on the rocks though...Thats going to take DAYS...
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Post by Bluntokian on August 23rd 2010, 3:30 am

So I added a 6" sand bed and decided to play around with adding a rock. If for nothing else I can use it as a model.

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Post by Bluntokian on August 23rd 2010, 5:23 am

Boredom struck again. I revise the rock idea and decided I would give you all a visual pitch for it Very Happy

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Post by Brent on August 23rd 2010, 11:45 am

Nice detail! Smile
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Post by Hero on August 23rd 2010, 12:38 pm

Waittttt. Is the center space what you walk into? So the aquarium is actually on the outside?

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Post by ~ocean on August 23rd 2010, 12:51 pm

yes uh that's his point Smile

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Post by Hero on August 23rd 2010, 1:23 pm

I thought it was the reverse. Now I'm all for your idea! Find some way to deal with the outer walls though.

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Post by ~ocean on August 23rd 2010, 4:50 pm

funny if his walls burst. FLOOD Laughing

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Post by Hero on August 23rd 2010, 9:56 pm

That would suck. Hardcore. Not to mention the house would probably collapse.

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Post by Bluntokian on August 23rd 2010, 11:12 pm

Honestly knowing me id just stand there and laugh as it fell in around me.
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Post by Hero on August 23rd 2010, 11:23 pm

Hahaha me too. But from shock and not knowing what to do. I'd walk upstairs as if it never happened, then walk back downstairs and freak!

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Post by Bluntokian on August 23rd 2010, 11:36 pm

Id laugh until it was all over...Then id cry...
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Post by Hero on August 23rd 2010, 11:37 pm

At least you'd have a swimming pool.

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Post by Brent on August 23rd 2010, 11:47 pm

Yeah, underground in a sinkhole.
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Post by Hero on August 23rd 2010, 11:57 pm

With a bunch of creepy crawlies.

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Post by ~ocean on August 24th 2010, 1:27 pm

^ that are biting at you while you drown in them

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Post by Hero on August 24th 2010, 1:38 pm

Sounds like a good time.

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Post by Bluntokian on August 24th 2010, 8:23 pm

When we leaving!?!? Sly
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Post by Bluntokian on August 24th 2010, 8:41 pm

By the way. Thoughts on which way we should do the rocks?
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Post by Hero on August 25th 2010, 12:45 am

I like the idea you have for the rock wall. For the other sides I would just include arches and a couple of pillars.

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Post by Bluntokian on August 25th 2010, 12:48 am

Well incase anyones forgot I wanted to shoot for self contained. My thought was that to get that we would need open areas off the main reef for things like phyto/zoo plankton to breed unimpeeded.

Anyway heres a pic of my idea for the supports on the outside walls. Basically you would fill the 5 chambers with concrete.


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Post by Bluntokian on August 25th 2010, 2:05 am

Just finished the rock line for the wall.

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