Vote: Franken Tank vs Living Room Showpiece

Discussion in 'Fish Tanks' started by sen5241b, Oct 15, 2008.

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Which do you prefer? (If you had to choose!)

Poll closed Oct 28, 2008.
  1. Living room show piece tank -- Aesthetics!

    89.5%
  2. Science experiment tank -- Functionality!

    10.5%
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    sen5241b

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    If you've seen many pics of tanks online you know that there basically two types of aquariums: the "science experiment" with a myriad of PVC pipes connecting the fuges, filters and ATOs; koralias, water flow tubes and other noisy equipment hanging all over. And then there is the "living room showpiece" with all unsightly equipment hidden in a cabinet or behind a wall --a perfectly aquascaped tank where aesthetics trumps functionality.

    Which do you prefer?
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    Showpiece
     
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    dustin_P74

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    mine is a showpiece with just three koralias visible. and thats the way i like it
     
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    sen5241b

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    Yeah, I'm for the showpiece.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Showpiece,No doubt.
     
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    Piggy

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    Got to agree Showpiece.
     
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    dustin_P74

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    plus another good thing about the showpiece tank is it looks more natural
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    The frankentanks are just people trying to get their tanks into showpiece condition. Why WOULD anyone want a frankentank (Napoleon Dynamite emphasis on the WOULD)?
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    I have to say though if I had a frag tank I would want that all sorts of frankenstein.
     
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    sen5241b

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    I guess this guy isn't voting.

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    dustin_P74

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    i would have to agree with that statement
     
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    stagofdoom Phi Kappa Psi

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    whoops picked wrong one....

    I meant to pick showpiece. I need to go to sleep now.
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    my tank has to look nice
     
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    Rcpilot

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    Y'all got something against the Borg Nano? :shock:

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    I actually prefer a clean showpiece. But I just don't have the room for that. I've removed the canister from the frag tank. It looks "okay" now but it's no showpiece with all that algae on the rocks.:mrgreen:
     
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    dustin_P74

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    well that tank is for making money, not for displaying
     
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    Alexander

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    bwahha lol @ "guy not voting" Showpiece for sure, The problem is most of us dont have the skill and or money to do it. my perfect scenerio is the huge 7-8 foot long in wall tank with tank room behind it so i can make as big of a mess as i want and have all kinds of crap in there. additionally having a reefkeeper or some system similar with digital displays next to my bed to monitor things like temp (we will see if i can ever get away with that.) also email alerts if there are any changes that happen.


    then the ultimate dream of course is a large enough show tank for my black tip reef sharks
     
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    dustin_P74

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    so you plan on opening an aquarium?
     
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    Alexander

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    not quite, just 5000-8000 gallons :mrgreen:
     
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