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Old 02-24-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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Pros and Cons of a Hexagon tank

I'm looking to upgrade from my biocube and saw a 75 Hex with sump and stand for 100$. Seems to good to be true! Anybody have any advice on the hexagon tank for a reef?

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Very hard to manage good flow throughout. I would much rather have a standard 75. With reef tanks, the larger the footprint, the better off you are.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:23 PM   #3
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Is the length of the tank 48" if so thats a good deal. Six sides but not the shape of a hex?
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I don't like hex tanks , I have a 35g hex FW tank , its just a big P.I.T.A. to clean it's so deep you practically have to stand on a foot stool to get into it to clean , and you still wind up going swimming getting to the bottom lol
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:39 PM   #5
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I have a 75 hex it's only 20" tall with great flow all around. Same as a standard 75 just the two front corners are angled. For the price go check it out mine works and looks great as a reef.
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I was thinking this shape-
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:17 PM   #7
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I have a 35g hex that had been FW, but I am going to turn that into my saltwater QT, as my son's hermit crab science fair project hijacked my QT. It will be bare bottom, so not a problem, but they are tough to clean. I would assume even more for a reef and a 75g.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:41 PM   #8
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Depending on tank dimensions this is what I assumed a 75 was.
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Got an email out for the dimensions. I'm hoping its the one with a flat back. Flow is most likely easier in that one. Depending on the conditions.... 100$ for tank, sump and stand is still pretty good!
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I have a 50gal hex all the way around that's a whopping 31 inches tall. I cannot reach the bottom unless i'm standing on a big stool. I bought it from someone on craigslist super cheap. I currently am just using it as a FOWLR.
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