Shop display tank advise needed.

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  1. Evo R

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    Hey guys

    A friend of mine asked me to help him setup a basic display tank in one of his seafood resturants.

    I was thinking in the line of a basic 4ft DT with a nice cabinet ect.
    Obvisouly it will be a FOWLR system.

    Any advise or things to consider??

    eg tank design(6mm is to risky)
    stocking list(hardiest fish only)
    ect.

    Thanks guys:thumbup:
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Rather go with 5 or 6ft display 4ft will seem lost in the resturant
     
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    Did consider a bigger tank, but space is limited as the tank will be at the entrance in the "wait to be seated" area.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    you need to be cautious of glass thickness in a public facility, i would suggest 10mm as a standard.

    as for fish it could be as simple as a predator display.. the public generally dont know the value of the fish we aspire to keep and just seeing a few devils/ lions will achieve a god effect and keep maintenance on the low end.. keep it simple. it will be more successful that way.
     
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    Ditto on what Les is saying wrt glass thickness (I think we discussed it briefly as well), the idea of a predator tank would actually be cool

    What about a nice cube with 3 viewing panes ?
     
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    I did mention a preds tank to my mate but wants the "nemo and dorry" effect.
    But you are right, it must be as simple as possible and as safe as possible.
     
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    Anybody have any stocking suggestions?
     
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    If you think of putting a "Dorry" in a standard 4 foot the tang Police will come knocking;)

    What about two "Nemo" Clowns, a couple of Chromis, 2 X cleaner shrimps and maybe a yellow tang?
     
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