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Old 07-24-2013, 11:37 PM   #41
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OOps, almost forgot.

No pictures of the new fish yet, the tilefish is still in hiding and the lawnmower has found a crevice somewhere cause I cant find him right now either. lol Knew I shoulda taken photos while they were still in the bag.....hehe
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Is the 220 31" tall? That's a mighty deep tank IMO. My old 265 was 31" and even with a 6" substrate, I hated it.

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Old 07-24-2013, 11:57 PM   #43
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I believe its 31 inches deep. The 210g is 29 I think. Would those 2 inches make you go with the 210g over the 220g? or do you still consider that really deep? Do you think there is any advantage with the 210/220 versus a 180g? I wouldnt think there should be any stocking difference and other than the extra water volume I can't think of any advantage other than saying "oh I have a 220g tank" lol I guess just wondering what you would go with.
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I would go with the 180. You aren't going to use the 6" at the top of the tank anyway....get a bigger sump if you need more water volume.
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Thanks so much for your opinion, I really appreciate it. I was almost 100% sure I was gonna go 180 but when I saw that display tank today it got me second guessing myself. lol
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I believe its 31 inches deep. The 210g is 29 I think. Would those 2 inches make you go with the 210g over the 220g? or do you still consider that really deep? Do you think there is any advantage with the 210/220 versus a 180g? I wouldnt think there should be any stocking difference and other than the extra water volume I can't think of any advantage other than saying "oh I have a 220g tank" lol I guess just wondering what you would go with.
Carey, I went with the 220 over the 180 because of the extra water volume and I wanted it to be high enough so I didn't have to crouch down to see inside. I love my tank but is a pain in the butt to clean and placing corals down low isnt easy, I get in up to my armpit and can barely touch stuff with my fingertips. I love the way it looks and the chromis stay up there giving different layers. The tang and flame angel and the wrasses also visit up there too.

I know you've had a theme of making it easy to work on so maybe the 180.
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Thanks Justin. Several people have mentioned the lack of ease there is in working with the 220g. A few people say go for it cause it does sound cool to have such a large tank but I dont want any regrets.
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My LFS has a 220 set up. When they set it up they wated someone with long arms to aquascape the tank of course that was me. Even with long arms it sucked I was practically inside the tank to put rocks on the bottom.
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Carey,

Ate you doing CL for the 180?
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