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I'm sorry, and I don't mean any disrespect to the chap, but what a plonker. How much money must he have spent setting up that aquarium, notwithstanding what he's going to do with it now. Surely he must have sat down and worked out how much this thing was going to cost to run, taking into account electricity price increases?

He worked it out to £1500 a year, in reality it's now £6000 a year, that is one hell of a difference. I could understand a discrepancy of up to £1000. I think this is a case of biting off more than you can chew :-)

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Maybe he didnt see the gas / elec price hike like the rest of us

it is a shame though, its a thing of beauty

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I think you tend to get taken in by these things and become a little bit blinkered when it comes to the cost. I can vouch for that regarding my 300 gallon aquarium. I'm paying £600 less electricity than I was when I was running that big aquarium.

I can tell you now, if money were no object and my numbers come up this evening on the Euro millions, I will go ahead and build my dream home and have a huge aquarium built inside. Because the house will be built from scratch, I can actually build in the aquarium so you only see the glass from whatever room you are sitting in. It will have its own room at that you access to feed and carry out any maintenance. Oh well, we can dream

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Suprd71 replied the topic: Britain's biggest aquarium closing

I'm with you on that one Penn. Our LottoMax jackpot is 50mil tonite. Indoor ponds, huge tanks, the whole 9yds. A 9yd tank would be in order!


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Ummm......get a diesel generator, hook it to the house electric, buy the conversion kit to allow it to run on used vegetable oil, (I know they are available for diesel car engines....) & voila, problem solved. Restaraunts pay to have used oil removed, they give it away.....all you need to do is filter it, & you have an endless supply of fuel.(Bio-diesel)

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Email him and suggest it...

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