|Re: 12 ft height x 3 ft depth x 5 ft width Marine Aquarium|
Subject: Re: 12 ft height x 3 ft depth x 5 ft width Marine Aquarium
by Howard on 2009/9/10 20:10:52
Anything is possible with enough money . I would reckon that a ?35k cost would be about right . Any reason to do it in acrylic and not glass ?
You'd be looking at a 5000L ( 1100 gallon ) tank. This would cost you the best part of ?50 a week just in salt for your water changes. Expect huge bills for lighting as well ( you would need multiple 400W lumenarcs for that ) to reach the bottom of the tank. Heating that volume of water will be expensive too.
Then you have to think about cooling , a chiller for that volume of water would be the best part of ?2k . most people who have monster tanks have a dedicated 'fish room' next to / underneath the main display tank.
You could have a look on UR and ask some of the 'big boys' there how they do it ( and pay for it ) ...
Just as a rough guess , i would say ?30-40 K setup costs and then ?7k a year to run it ...