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Old 07-23-2004, 09:57 PM   #11
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The tank will hold an extra 20 gallons though, thus, making it that much more stable.

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RocketSeason's right, the 80 would be a more stable system, but you need to resist the urge to fill up the empty space in the tank. Like atari and others said the surface area is much more important than inches per gallon. My advice is to get a LR tower in there. Add some gobies or blennies to swim around and through the tower, and you will have a great looking system, along with some fish to swim in the upper area. The problem now is to find a lighting system that will fit in that size hood and properly mantain any corals you plan on owning.

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For the same footprint, Id say save the 70 bucks difference and go with the 60 gal. Then either use the savings for a skimmer or, if you are worried about the extra 20 gal for water stability then spend 50 bucks on a 20 gallon tank for a sump and put the extra twenty towards hooking that up or your skimmer.

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