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Old 12/05/2007, 05:32 PM
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If they actually did, I hope they wouldn't be goofy enough to post it at this point for the verbal lashing they would receive!! ; )

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Old 12/05/2007, 05:33 PM
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Quote:
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435 people have viewed this thread out of all them youd think of one them had a tank like it
i am fairly convinced that the members of RC are responsible enough to know that a finding nemo tank (50g i assume) will not work. furthermore, i am sure if anyone admitted to having one that they would be BLASTED for doing so.
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Old 12/05/2007, 06:01 PM
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its doesnt have to be 50g
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Old 12/05/2007, 10:55 PM
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If it's the artificial, kitschy look of the tank that you want and not the Nemo tank's livestock I don't see a problem with it. You could set up FOWLER with a similar look by combining live rock with artificial ornaments. You will probably have to use something other than colored gravel for the substrate and make a few other tweaks here and there, but I don't see why a tank with the Finding Nemo look wouldn't be doable.
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Old 12/06/2007, 12:02 AM
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I had a man come into the LFS where I used to work, asking me to sell him whatever he needed to set up an exact replica of the tank from Finding Nemo. I explained he'd need to make some modifications, if he wanted it to work (and I had to tell him the scanner do-dad doesn't actually exist, you have to clean the tank yourself) and this is what we came up with:

100g tank with:
- Skunk cleaner shrimp (Jaques is a very important part of the tank for kids)
- Ocellaris clown (gotta have Nemo)
- Heniochus butterfly (to replace the moorish idol)
- Yellow tang
- a hardy starfish (chocolate chip would do nicely)
- a bubbling treasure chest
- coloured gravel
- artificial plants & skull

I explained that the puffer wouldn't work well, and the tang and butterfly would need more room than a 35-50g tank would provide. A larger tank also allows the family to add more fish - the kids are very likely going to want to buy Nemo some 'friends' in the future, and you don't want the tank overstuffed.

Basically if you're willing to make some concessions, it can be done but... wouldn't you rather have a reef?
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Old 12/06/2007, 12:43 PM
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Im not thinking of setting one up i was just wondering if anyone had one?

But it maybe on of my future projects
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Old 12/06/2007, 01:00 PM
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buy the DVD and in the menu, go to "view tank". This way everyone can enjoy a tank without the harsh reality of all the posts as mentioed above. hell, you don't even have to feed the fish, or dump the skimate, or wipe the glass, or....
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Old 12/06/2007, 01:15 PM
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Hmmm you people have too much time on your hands
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Old 12/06/2007, 04:31 PM
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Old 12/06/2007, 04:42 PM
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The Puffer would be the tough thing (Eating Nemo). You could have a Heniochus instead of a Morish Idol. Looks similar and easier to keep.
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Old 12/06/2007, 05:15 PM
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I doubt very much the puffer would eat nemo. I have kept my Porcupine with small fish for over a year now and he never looks twice at them. I have also had many other puffers in the past and none have ever eaten another fish. But it would certainly be too small for that tank.

I have worked with and know a few guys who animated on this film and they knew absolutely nothing about fish until they were forced to learn for this movie. I know the designers and pre production artists visited many aquariums and got an idea of fish personalities and behaviors AFTER the characters were already fleshed out and they matched what they saw to a character in the film. For example it apparently only took the lead designer only a few minutes at the aquarium to know who Dory would be. He had a Blue Tang with a very blank expression on its face staring back at him. I believe this tang really just stared at him for a long time and he was like...Well we have found Dory!

Anyways, I guess my point is that these fish were put in that tank because it worked well for the movie and especially looked right for the characters that were created with NO specific fish in mind. So basing a tank off what a bunch of animators (I am one) decided would work for a film is crazy. We all know that tank would NEVER work long term.
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Old 12/06/2007, 09:23 PM
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The question isn't whether it can be done but more like "why would you want to"? All that artificial ugly crap makes for one tacky tank.
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Old 12/07/2007, 10:21 AM
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Old 12/07/2007, 12:56 PM
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Old 12/07/2007, 01:49 PM
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The part where I ran into difficulty was successfully triming Nemo's fin down and scarring up Gil's side and fraying his fin. I keep having to go back and order more fish. I'm still trying to get that part right.

I should be getting Mount Wannahockaloogie in tonight. Can't wait
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Old 12/07/2007, 02:05 PM
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At least you could have the volcano....

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Old 12/07/2007, 03:50 PM
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Only God would know how many people have walked in to a fish store wanting to build a “Finding Nemo” tank.
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Old 12/07/2007, 04:15 PM
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suppose you could connect it to your main tank???
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Old 12/07/2007, 05:34 PM
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Quote:
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The question isn't whether it can be done but more like "why would you want to"? All that artificial ugly crap makes for one tacky tank.
This is the part that always threw me. Why in the world did they make the tank look like a beginners freshwater tank?

As for the fish compatibility, since when to cartoons pay any attention to how animals behave? How many cartoons can you think of were carnivors were buddies with their prey animals after all? Why would Nemo be any different?

Wonder if anyone's tried to teach a shark not to eat fish yet?

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Old 12/07/2007, 07:06 PM
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Old 12/08/2007, 06:01 AM
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Old 12/08/2007, 06:03 AM
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Put the dvd in my pc and print screened :

Best shot i could get

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Old 12/08/2007, 12:22 PM
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Old 12/08/2007, 12:33 PM
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why are you bumping this thread, nobody is gonna fess up to having a nemo tank
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Old 12/08/2007, 12:35 PM
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I was in a LFS last week and there was a tank with what might have been glowfish, fake plants and neon green substrate. A guy was looking at it and said to the cashier: "wow thats amazing just goes to show you don't need all kinds of expensive corals to have a great looking tank". I just couldn't come up with the right comment... I hadn't had lunch yet
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