12ftx3ftx30 with 7ftx28x28 sump

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Here's a stunning, and mahoosive tank which totals around 4 thousand litres.

It's got 800KG of live rock, which is over 5 grand's worth! (IF you get it cheap!)

Everything about this tank is large scale, look at the skimmer!

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Reply #1

11 yellow tangs which i bet look ace swimming around.

Imagine a power cut and a total wipeout. what would he do ?? I would be scared to have something like that.

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Reply #2

With a tank that size, you have several layers of redundancy. Loosing heat isn't an issue, it's mainly oxygenation and water movement, so you have UPSs and generators. Even the MP40s have power backup packs that'll run for days. :)

If it did all die though, through chemical contamination or whatever, I'd want to evacuate the county. lol it'd smell pretty awful.

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I guess a lot of us would love a tank like that, but even if you had the space, it's the cost that's the limiting factor.
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Yep, not just the huge initial cost of purchasing the tank, materials for the stand, and equipment, like lighting, pumps, heaters, chillers, etc, but even the ongoing costs in food, electricity, salt, calcium, etc, all stacks up, that's not even thinking about the cost of livestock!
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What'd be a gut-wrenching worry for me, would be if I lost my job/income, what if I literally cannot afford to keep the tank running? Breaking down a tank like that would not only be a tragedy, but very difficult. You see the trouble people have selling the contents of their 30L nano tanks... Imagine trying to sell the contents of that! By the time it's all gone you'd be considered one of the main distributors in the county...
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