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Thanks Stu. The largest tank of the Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium is about 1,43 million gallons, so big enough to make it to this list.
The most common size for a home aquarium tank is probably 29 or 30 gallon, though some aquarists have constructed aquariums of many thousands of gallons. Public aquariums can be dramatically larger than any home aquarium. But only a few are big enough to make it to our list of largest aquariums in the world. The kind of aquarium that can hold whale sharks and manta rays. It takes a very large tank to hold these kind of aquatic creatures.
In order to compare these large aquariums we have looked at the size of their biggest tank (in gallons). Most aquariums have several tanks and the combined volume of water can be much larger but it is only the largest aquarium tank that is counted. So here’s a list of the largest aquariums in the world.
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Extra Large Aquariums - Huge Aquariums, Big Fish Tanks
You should consider the cost of keeping a large aquarium running 24/7. You will need a heater and a filter running every single day of the year. Because Oscars are tropical fish the aquarium water must be kept warm at all times. A 55-gallon aquarium is going to require a minimum of 200 W of heating that must be switched on all the time (imagine leaving the house lights on 24/7 in two or three rooms of your house). Filters won't use as much power, but they will still need to be kept running at all times. Many of us have water meters and therefore pay for what you use. The bigger the tank, the bigger the water change each week. Then you've got your food on top of all this, plus any medication that may be needed. The biggest mistake you can make is thinking that an aquarium doesn't cost anything to run. Big aquariums can not only increase your electric bill each year but also the water bill at the same time.If you want to keep a big aquarium in your house, the same rules apply to a small tank that apply to a large aquarium. They have the same basic needs. You want to keep the water clean. You want to keep the needs of the fish met. With a large aquarium, there are things you have to consider that you don't have to consider with a small tank. The weight loads of a large tank. Remember, water weights 8.3, 8.4 pounds per gallon, depending on whether it's fresh water or salt water. Then you have the weight of the aquarium, and the equipment, and the stand. So there's a lot of weight. A lot of liability. A lot of stress on that floor. So make sure your floor can handle the weight load. If you're going to go with a large tank, usually the perimeter of a room is much stronger than the middle of a room. That's where all your strength is. So if you have to have a really large aquarium, and you're up on a high floor in an apartment or an old building, put it against the wall. Typically it'll be a lot stronger.Wood is a great addition to an aquarium, especially the great big pieces that you can get. However, wood isn't always cheap, especially if you want a really big piece. You can pay over £100 for the really large pieces of wood. But in my opinion, they really do look the business. It's important that you be extra careful when deciding on adding wood to your aquarium. Don't put wood that you find on the beach, or in the woods in your aquarium because it probably won't be cured properly and the chances are it will just go rotten once submerged under the water. My advice would be to buy properly preserved wood that is completely ready to go straight into an aquarium. Be aware that some types of bog wood can stain the water and turn it a yellowish in colour. Some people like to boil wood before putting it in their aquarium so that if there is anything nasty present they can eliminate it. When you first put wood into your tank you may find it floats. Don't worry about this, it will soon become saturated and sink to the bottom. Alternatively, you could always attach a few weights to make sure that it sits properly on the bottom of the tank. I like to place my wood near the back of the tank, rather than too close to the glass. You'll find that fish such as plecs, loach, catfish and smaller tank mates appreciate the extra shelter and protection that large pieces of wood offer.This amazing fish tank holds 3,995 gal of water and is the UK's biggest privately-owned tropical freshwater aquarium. It's located in the basement of Jack Heathcote's home and the stock includes Pacu, stingrays, Alligator gar, arowana, Pangasius, Ripsaw and Redtail catfish and Fly River turtles. Read all about it in the March 2014 issue of Practical Fishkeeping magazine.