I have decided to try and build my own refugium for my 55 gallon saltwater reef, and seem to be limited by the size of the aquarium that I can use due to the narrow tank stand. As you know 55's are only 12" wide, so the useable space under the stand is only 11.5" at most. I have found that a 10 gallon will fit nicely, but most other tanks available are too wide. My LFS
does not recommend using the 10 gallon on my 55, he says that it is too small, and won't do me much good, that a 20 minimum, or a 30 gallon will be much better, the problem is that those tanks are too wide. Are there any commercially available aquarium other than the 10 gallon that are 11" or narrower? Is the 10 gallon really too small?
Let me know what you think?