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Re: Hypothetical Super Tank

Post by Hero on August 25th 2010, 11:39 am

That's a lot of concrete. In order for your tank to be self sustainable, you would need an extremely large amount of plankton. Which means tons of nutrients in the water. That is very hard to achieve in tropical set ups. However if you used one of those chambers for just the plankton it could possibly work.

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Re: Hypothetical Super Tank

Post by ~ocean on August 25th 2010, 2:42 pm

wow. Have you estimated the cost?

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Re: Hypothetical Super Tank

Post by Hero on August 25th 2010, 7:48 pm

Probably not..

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Post by Bluntokian on August 25th 2010, 10:40 pm

Its hypothetical Sly
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Post by Bluntokian on August 26th 2010, 7:22 am

Im going out today though (to the mall of all places...) So il pretty much be in my own little world all day. Il see if I cant come up with some ideas. I really need to calculate the pressure on the tank so im not just guessing.
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Post by Bluntokian on August 26th 2010, 10:20 am

Well...We're dealing with 119,040 Lbs of pressure on each wall. Looks like I better put my creativity to work Wink
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Post by Bluntokian on August 26th 2010, 10:35 am

I GOT IT! Two foot thick wall of type IIIA High-strength Portland cement. We'll say rated at 14,000 PSI (basically high pressure designed for water and soil with minor sulfates and air entrained. It will basically provide insulation and extra pressure relief.) Portland cement also dries from hydration (A chemical reaction with water) which makes it ideal because it will dry faster and since cement takes years to completely dry and reach its full strength it will get stronger faster. Let it sit for 3-6 months before filling.


Yanno thinking about it. It would cost more in steel but I still like the chamber idea. Fill them with dirt and put your glass on top of the tank, Turn around and put it all in one big green house and it could be like a mini ocean in your greenhouse.
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Post by Hero on August 26th 2010, 12:31 pm

Nice!

I don't think dirt is the best substrate..

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Post by Bluntokian on August 26th 2010, 1:01 pm

I meant to plant plants in in the greenhouse above Razz
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Post by ~ocean on August 26th 2010, 3:34 pm

lol what if the roof collapsed?

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Re: Hypothetical Super Tank

Post by Bluntokian on August 26th 2010, 3:52 pm

No not like that...


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| _______ | <--- Greenhouse wall
| | | <----fish tank roof.

The area around the fish tank would be dirt. Basically leaving you the ability to set up a patio on top of the fish tank provided you had thick enough glass. With plants and everything else.
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Post by Bluntokian on August 26th 2010, 4:07 pm

Dangit...Sketch didnt work Sad you get the idea though I hope.
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Post by Hero on August 27th 2010, 12:25 am

Yeah.. I think we're going to need a sketch for that one Wink.

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Post by Bluntokian on August 27th 2010, 1:18 am

You would Razz Il have to do it later on though. Placing my order with Reef Cleaners in a second, and I got to get ready for the mangroves.
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Post by ~ocean on August 28th 2010, 8:19 pm

mangroves! buy a red mangrove tree.

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Post by Hero on August 28th 2010, 10:45 pm

I'm a visual person haha.

How big are the mangroves going to be?

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Post by ~ocean on August 29th 2010, 6:47 pm

Red mangroves outgrow almost every tank. Ther're like a giant tree in water. Very Happy

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Post by Hero on August 29th 2010, 7:48 pm

Perfect. Sounds like a pond is needed.

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Re: Hypothetical Super Tank

Post by ~ocean on August 30th 2010, 5:36 pm

I want one in my 40 gallon. but they don't sell them here Sad

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Post by Hero on August 30th 2010, 10:04 pm

Why not?

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Post by ~ocean on September 2nd 2010, 6:51 pm

They're to exotic for canada Sad

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Post by Hero on September 2nd 2010, 7:37 pm

Is it a matter of invasive species?

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Post by ~ocean on September 3rd 2010, 7:36 pm

nope. Just too exotic Sad

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Post by Hero on September 3rd 2010, 10:21 pm

Ahh. So really you could find some. It would just be really hard.

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Post by Bluntokian on September 4th 2010, 12:39 pm

Man if youll pay for it have them ship to me and il ship them to you. No problems Wink
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