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Old 11-01-2010, 06:27 AM   #16
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I think it would be neat to make a coffee table that's a fish tank.
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Idunno.... too low to the ground for fish?

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DM's next project....a combination aquarium water heater/lava lamp!!
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Idunno.... too low to the ground for fish?

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But it would be like a big screen tv for cats. The dog might like it too.
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Oh sure.... they'd LOVE a huge water bowl in the middle of the living room.....

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Yep, a big water bowl with food that tastes like real fish! Because it WOULD BE real fish.

On Christmas morning you could surprise the cat with a 20" salmon swimming around. Give your son a new fishing rod and he and the cat would both enjoy that fish.
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A friend of mine used to have one. it was pretty cool
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That would be great to have.

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While it looks cool, the coffee table/aquarium is not very practical. In order to keep it looking nice water changes at least every ten days and deep cleanings every 2 months min would probably be the norm. I'm not sure how it is set up for cleaning but siphoning water would be a pain because it is so low to the ground.

I'm an avid fish hobbyist and I can tell you that I don't care for tank oddities. It depends what your after but for me I prefer the plain old flat sided rectangle tanks. Odd shaped tanks are hard to view. This tanks top glass is above the water line. Because of this the downward view would be distorted. Who wants to lay on the floor to view the tank. Odd shaped tanks are also harder to filter and clean. For this reason I also do not care for Hex tanks and bow front tanks. Also, your taking what is essentially a pet and turning it into a decoration. You would never do that with your dog. Some of you might do it with your wives but not good ol' Spot! I'm no Greenpeacer but I will say the fish should have proper care. If you can accomplish a beautiful tank coupled with proper care then all is good.

You would not believe the DIYers in the Aquarium hobby. If your interested I could post some links and things.
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i had a pretty cool one made by the same company that makes the coffee table. It was all black with a large "bubble" in the front for viewing. I wish i would have kept it, was pretty nice. The bubble really magnified the fish, made them look huge

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i had a pretty cool one made by the same company that makes the coffee table. It was all black with a large "bubble" in the front for viewing. I wish i would have kept it, was pretty nice. The bubble really magnified the fish, made them look huge

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Looked.....at price....now having....heart.....attack...

Too bad, I'd really like to have something like that.
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Looked.....at price....now having....heart.....attack...

Too bad, I'd really like to have something like that.
LOL, yea... I got mine at Service Merchandise or somewhere like that when it was going out of business. It was a display model and i din't pay anywhere close to full price!!

BTW: Danger, I was so busy hijacking that I forgot to tell you how much I loved the tank you built. You need to build one of those magic lids that only you can open to put on top!

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