Dude, Pool tank

Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by a rabid squid, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. a rabid squid

    a rabid squid GPO Supporter

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    wouldnt that be awesome to convert a pool into a tank and swim with your ceph friends. i want to do that and get a Humboldt squid. that would be amazing if you dont mind missing limbs!

    just a What If
    ive had a bunch of those today
     
  2. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    We had one member that was pretty enthused about building a squid tank using a small pool...don't know whatever happened with that.
    You might be able to do it with cuttles...?
     
  3. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    :grin: Hey, I think I remember you telling me this idea at the TONMOCON convention, right? Just drop some giant filter somewhere off the side... :mrgreen:
     
  4. cthulhu77

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    Actually, that is still a possibility...our yard is much larger than was expected...sooooo...:wink:
     
  5. joefish84

    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    really wouldnt be hard now that they have equipment for saltwater pools!
     
  6. cttlfish

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    sepia apama, here we come!
     
  7. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    What about a hot tub? I used to work at a place that kept baby Elephant Seals in a converted hot tub. It was a rehabilitation center for seals and sea lions. Someone donated the hot tub to the center. If 15 elephant seals (ok, it was a little bit crowded at times...), then surely one cuttlefish could fit. :grin:
     
  8. cthulhu77

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    especially with the relaxing pulse jets going.
     
  9. erich orser

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    Swimming Pools!

    Wow, that is my actual plan for sepia apama. I've had to nix the idea of having a trapdoor bridge spanning it like in "You Only Live Twice" though. What if the victims, er, guests had pennies in their pockets? Wouldn't want any copper near my cephs.
     
  10. cthulhu77

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    "God is in the details"
     
  11. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    What a neat idea,

    But not a rectangular tank/pool! Steve reckons that shape is fatal for squid!

    Baby Humbolts..............I hope, big ones might go for a diet change , crustacean to primate :lol:

    J
     
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    WhiteKiboko Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I thought the Devil was in the details.... or are we straying off-topic? :smile:
     
  13. Feelers

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    Would water changes be needed in such a large tank?
     
  14. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Probably :goofysca: evaporation/dilution (if it rains!)

    J
     
  15. cthulhu77

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    Hey, how about if we make a real big ceph tank...I mean, really, really big...so we don't have to do water changes at all !
    Now, it'll have a rocky substrate, some sandy areas, other animals so we don't get bored looking at just the cephs, and different thermal gradients so the animals can pick their own climes.

    We'll call it :
    The Ocean

    Whaddya think?
     
  16. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    :confused: mmmmmmmmmmmm Dunno, do you think it would catch on???? :confused:

    J
     
  17. erich orser

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    Optimally, this would have to be an indoor pool. There was a couple in Orange County about 15 years ago (or more) who turned their backyard pool into a giant shark tank. Mind you, this was encircled by a nine-foot privacy wall with clearly marked "no trespassing" signs posted everywhere, but the local homeowners association were so worried about curious children scaling the wall to go see the sharks, falling in, and being potentially eaten, that I believe a judge ordered them to get rid of them. Personally, I thought the high wall and no trespassing signs should have been sufficient. Anything that happens to the brats after they've already commited criminal trespass should be blamed on themselves (Nine-foot wall. We'd be talking junior high age kids here at least, who should know better). On the other hand, skateboarders in OC traditionally break into backyards with empty pools to practice their moves, so maybe this was being taken into account.
     
  18. Feelers

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    If I saw a shark in a pool I probably wouldn't skateboard in it. :grin:
    It would be kinda cool though..... not your everyday skate injury.
     
  19. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    Did they have a mechanical metal grate to trap nosey British spies?
     
  20. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    And chew on the odd CIA agent? (I saw that Bond film too!) :lol: "He disagreed with something that ate him!'"

    J
     

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