can you use an inflatable pool as a fish tank

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    i want to know if you can use an inflatable pool like Intex Easy Set Round Pool Set as a fish tank
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    I would venture no...
     
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    Yea, with Erin on this.
    Can i ask why you wanna use a pool anyway???
     
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    cause then you can "swim with da fishies". :D
     
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    Now all i picture is a kids paddling pool with some rock throw in and a grown man wearing inflated arm bands awkwardly trying to fit in.......
    Bahahahahaha
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    Best mental picture ever.
     
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    it well be a new un use inflatable pool and no one well go in it
     
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    Still doesnt change the fact about rock ripping it, cant be outside, hard too see whats in it, the list goes on....
     
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    it going to be inside the house in the garage and there well be a thick liner inside to protect the walls of the pool
     
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    Well its your choice, but im just saying, that i wouldnt do it, and probably neither would anyone else on this forum...
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    You still haven't explained WHY you want to use a pool. Or what you're planning on keeping in it
     
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    Rock perhaps, or massive frag tank?
     
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    i plan of keep shark and ray in it with some live rock that it
     
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    Bad idea again...
    Then again just my opinion.
     
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    can you explain why it is a bad idea
     
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    Cathic Fish Wrangler

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    easy, sharks and rays have special requirements, if you cant see how a swimming pool would be a bad idea to house these in, you have more issues and less knowledge than is required to keep such animals.
     
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    +1 Cathic

    also those pools will be damaged by the rocks and sand you will need to put in there. Secondly, the equipment required to run one of those tanks will be hard to get a hold of and its going to be very expensive to buy. Plus the cost of maintenance will be huge. If you have the money to pay for upkeep of that, then you have the money to build a proper tank for those creatures.

    Another thing to keep in mind is you arent going to be able to see what is in your pool very well.
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    How big is the pool going to be? Because both of those animals need TONS of space. Plus I wouldn't be so sure about how the vinyl would react with the saltwater.

    My vote is still no. Especially now.
     
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    the pool is a 1,500 gallon
     
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    also see the fish is not important
     
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