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Old 05-26-2011, 12:22 AM   #1
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How do you guys feel about a 55 gallon tall tank for a reef setup?
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what are the dimensions of a 55 tall? the only 55 gallon i know of is the one that's 12" from front to back. this tank is not good for a reef. the footprint is terrible and will be a pain trying to aquascape. you'll end up with hardly any sand bed space. that's something you are most likely going to want for certain LPS corals.
you are better off with a 40 breeder, or even a 50 breeder.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:10 PM   #4
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It's 30 1/4"L x 18 1/4"W x 57 7/16"H
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then also no. almost 5 feet high? how will you light a tank light that?
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How would you reach the bottom to even try to place rock? I'd have to almost climb in it. Mr. X is right, lighting would be a nightmare.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:46 PM   #7
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Idk that's why I asked, thanks for the feedback
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are you sure its not 30H x 18W x 57L a 5' tall tank is very strange.... also that is 133 gallons from those measurements, not 55.
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are you sure its not 30H x 18W x 57L a 6' tall tank is very strange.... also that is 133 gallons from those measurements, not 55.
Unless I read it wrong

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oh its including the stand height. its actually ~28" high. it should be fine in my opinion. the deeper tank means you may need some more intense lighting but seems like it will work.
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