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Old 02-04-2010, 07:06 PM   #1
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40 Gallon Breeder vs Standard Tank

I'm deciding between a 40 gallon breeder tank (36"L x 18"W x 16"H) vs standard (48"L x 12"W x 16"H). Which is better? Also....Why?
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With the 48" you get more swimming room left and right. Some fish need that. But.... you lose depth for rock stacked against the back with "out front" room. 6 inches May not be that big a deal. What are you wanting to keep in the tank?
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I currently have a 40 gallon tall (30"L x 12"W x 24"H) with 2 ocel clown fish, 1 royal gamma and some hermit crabs. The tank is tooo tall for T5s. I want to switch to the 40 gallon breeder tank or the long so i can get some better lights for coral. Not sure what kind of coral i want yet.
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I ended up getting the 40 gallon breeder tank. Im now looking at getting T5 lights. Would i be able to have softy, LPS and SPS coral if i got the Current Nova Extreme Pro T5s (256 watts)? Or should i just get the Nova Extreme (156 watts)? I don't want to spend extra money if its not going to improve the coral i can get. Suggestions...thoughts
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