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Old 11-14-2017, 08:42 PM   #1
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Hello i was looking to getting a new fish. The only think is i donít have a lot of room. I was looking at a 180 gallon but after measuring realized it might be to Big. Was thinking a 125 long or even a 150 thatís 48x24x30. Which do you think is better? The 125 has a built in overflow
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A built in overflow is always a major plus on all systems. It is something I couldnít wait to have when I upgraded my system. If you can start off with one, you are ahead of the game imo.
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Do you think a 125 is big enough? Like i would like a blue hippo tang
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The 120 is a 4 version of the 180. I have both and neither are easy to reach the bottom of.
I recently got the Deep Blue frag tank that is 80g[4x2x16"].
Very nice and easy to work on...I also got 2 of the 4x2 60g tanks also.
I would not go deeper then the 120 myself aswith specific fish the vertical space is wasted..
In theory If the 150 is 4x2 I can keep as many fish in my 80 that is 4x2,,It is foot print that is more important then volume IMO.
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The 120 is a 4 version of the 180. I have both and neither are easy to reach the bottom of.
I recently got the Deep Blue frag tank that is 80g[4x2x16"].
Very nice and easy to work on...I also got 2 of the 4x2 60g tanks also.
I would not go deeper then the 120 myself aswith specific fish the vertical space is wasted..
In theory If the 150 is 4x2 I can keep as many fish in my 80 that is 4x2,,It is foot print that is more important then volume IMO.
don't remind me of a deep tank my 90g is almost 2ft deep my armpit is killing me working on it all week , deep tanks are nice but when it's time to work on them it's no fun , I will never again get a tank higher than 18 inch ever again .
my armpit will vouch for that
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So sounds like if the 180 isnít possible the 125 will be good.
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The 6 ft tanks can easily support a tang.
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don't remind me of a deep tank my 90g is almost 2ft deep my armpit is killing me working on it all week , deep tanks are nice but when it's time to work on them it's no fun , I will never again get a tank higher than 18 inch ever again .
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Agree with this. I have a 24" deep tank and it is a pain to reach the bottom. Have to grab a stool every time I drop my pruning tools, nets, or even to remove old food etc etc etc. 18"depth is ideal for most fish we will keep.
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I'd go with the 180 and cut a wall out. Lol! But that's just me. 😜
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I'd go with the 180 and cut a wall out. Lol! But that's just me. 😜
that still don't solve the issue of how deep it is and hard to work on
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