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View Poll Results: How big is your dream planted tank?

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  • 2ft

    10 3.38%
  • 3ft

    21 7.09%
  • 4ft

    63 21.28%
  • 6ft

    87 29.39%
  • unlimited as big as you can go

    115 38.85%
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Thread: How big is your dream planted tank?

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    I wish that i could own an island with a river full of plants.
    Swimming in the river and admiring the beauty of the nature.
    What a relaxing thing to do.
    What's more no more fertilisng, algae problem, feeding and water change.
    Isn't it better.....haha
    Just dreaming........

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFG
    But the maintenance part would be a nightmare!
    Naturally I would have someone else maintain the tanks, but hopefully a complete biotope in a tank would have a balanced cycle of renewal. Probably easier to buy a piece of land with a pristine stream[s] running through itů just as well dreams are free

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    Have a look at this!

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    Great link, when I mentioned pristine stream I was actually thinking of NZ.

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    I remember once seeing a private house with a big pond outside and they have a nice basement with a large viewing glass. You can see all the plants and schools of tetras. NICE.

    Actually, I would have love to convert one hdb room into a tank. Doubt HDB will ever approve of such.

    Using a rough calculation, the room is 5x5x2.5m, the water will be at least 62.5 tonnes

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    Quote Originally Posted by budak
    Have a look at this!
    Great link, the spring looks just like the ultimate aquarium...

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    I want a 6ft but is afraid if my floor can withstand the weight of the tank.
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    Franz, there are people who do convert an entire HDB room into a a part of a tank. I've seen a 5x3x2.5 in-wall tank whereby the tank itself occupy a hole through the wall. The rest of the room is occupied by the equipment to run the tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfisher
    I want a 6ft but is afraid if my floor can withstand the weight of the tank.
    Kingfisher,

    Can. You have to make sure that you distribute the weight of the tank properly with a proper stand, and you place it in a optimally safe place. Place it on or along (since most times beams have walls over them) a support beam. As for the frame, see http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=13440.
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    Yup...I 'm sure all of u have tanks of certain size already...dream alright..Mine is 4ft(vote)..any bigger...look at the maintenance point of view...getting rid of the algae on the glass ,water change, plants trimming will take u half of the day...that makes not much time for viewing huh...not to mention doing other things...haha

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    Will die from getting too high after seeing the pics of the Pupu stream that Budak recommended ah...

    Anyway, my dream tank is a 'L' shaped tank, at least 7ft long one side, at least 3ft long the other, 2ft wide and at least 2ft tall... Heavily planted on long end, thinning to moss on the shorter end, filled with scissor tail rasboras, discus, festivums, cardinal tetras, emperor tetras, spotted headstanders, cherry barbs, yamatos, panda corys, kulli loaches, badis sp., checker board dwarfs, harlequin rasboras etc...

    But then, it's just a dream... Will never happen... Too costly, too difficult to maintain, water pressure too great at the bend, too heavy, will NEVER be approved for HDB flat... etc etc

    Well, this thread IS about a dream tank, right...

    For practicality, will aim for 6ft... and see if can push further!

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    I would like a "tank" big enough to swim in...
    Remember sometime back someone built a "planted pool" in his property here, think I saw at it kille.com, there were some pictures of it until the owner demands privacy and the pics were removed, wonder how's it looks like now???

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinz
    Kingfisher,

    Can. You have to make sure that you distribute the weight of the tank properly with a proper stand, and you place it in a optimally safe place. Place it on or along (since most times beams have walls over them) a support beam. As for the frame, see http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=13440.
    So, has anyone tried applying for a permit from HDB? How long would it take? How strict are they?

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    HAHA, it's singapore Ministries afterall. They are not flexible at all, how strict they are?
    Let's put it as, "If it's not on the book, then its almost impossible".

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    So, what are we supposed to do if we wanted a 6ft tank? Obviously, it's more than 600kg... Apply before buying the tank and then wait for a reply before we make th purchase?? Can the LFS or tank makers apply the permit? Can contracters apply for us when the tank is part of the renovation plans??

    Do anyone know?

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    I think u worry too much ... if the floor so easy to crack than u should move out from the place....what happen is earthquarke in Indonesia cause u flat shake a bit...i think the impact is more than a 6ft tank... hahaha

    I put a 4ft tank and 2 tier 3ft tank in a row at my place (all heavy planted with substrate) u think it worst than 6ft! of course lar....so the floor also didn't crack ler ....hehe

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    Anyway, some inside news/info...yr dream may come true!!...haha..however, its marine. There is a project currently going on to build a open water - marine park....1 that u can swim inside it(unlike the sentosa type)...It is build in-between 2 island...idea good, $$ available..now waiting for the singapore government to say yes only...

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    Convert one of the bed room into a mini gallery. Paint the whole room black. Use black curtain/blind. Have one 5ft tank on each side of the room and a easy-chair right in the centre of the room. All 5ft tank with hanging MH. Install air-con.

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    A tank that occupies 3 walls of a room, perfectly balanced so I don't have to do anything but watch fish swim around =)

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    A private small room, light by the sun in the day, air-conditioned, wooden panelling on the floors, a simple grey cabinet ADA-style, 2ft glass tank from ADA with everything-ADA equipment. A simple comfortable sofa in front. Silence all around and a pretty girl beside me

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