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Old 06-19-2014, 10:28 AM   #11
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Just my opinion that's all. Take it or leave it
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:18 PM   #12
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Macscale, bduni50,

I'm guessing this is one of those personal preference things. On my 60g freshwater, I will honestly say that aquascaping a 24" height and 12" depth made it pretty difficult to stack anything over 12" and be stable without leaning things against the glass wall which makes me a little nervous.

I'm still deciding whether I'd want to do reef or FOWLR, but it seems like a lot of the stocking options between 40g and 55g are similar. For freshwater it seemed like a 4' 55g tank really opens up a lot of fish possibilities, but for saltwater seems to be more in the 100g+ range when you can get into surgeons and other bigger fish. I'm ok with that though since I want some of the smaller saltwater species anyway.

I was also wondering if the shorter 40g might be better for lighting for corals and stuff to if I were to go that route eventually...

Macscale, checked our your reef build thread and there is some good information, good pictures and some good info on the stand. I'd probably do a closed stand setup, but still helpful info. Didn't quite make through every post yet on the 23 pages but I'd see your tank/fish pictures, and your aquascaping on the 55g looks good...

Thanks again, I really appreciate all the info, there's so much to consider! Does Petco do the $1 per gallon sale on tanks over 55g
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Nope think 55 is it. A 36" light will be cheaper then a 48" light
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:51 PM   #14
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MTS - 40g Tiger Barb tank or saltwater tank?

Petco $ per Gallon only has 10, 20g Long and Hug, 29, 40b, and 55.
It's good that you enjoyed reading it.

Lighting depends on what you choose to go with. Say if you were going Tao panel, you need two for a 55, but one on the 40. The 40 will have shadowing on the side though, not allowing for SPS and sometimes even LPS on the sides.
As long as you make sure you get a good fixture, then the corals you can keep in each tank won't be límites.
It really is a personal preference when it comes to 40 vs 55.
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I will say this if you do a 40 or a 55. Still get you 20+ gallon tank like a 20 long or 29 for a diy sump. It's really not that hard and makes life easier down the road. There are tons of videos on YouTube.
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Thanks Macscale and Bduni, appreciate the info.

If I add in a sump, an RO converter and fish, I'd be over a $1000 easy. If I'm going to spend that much, I'm thinking I might save up and consider a larger tank, maybe 120g. I'll just enjoy my African tank for now, the fish should be coming this week!

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Hey, glad to help ! I'll be waiting to see if you ever get that big of a tank set up!
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