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Old 09-10-2012, 08:02 PM   #11
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Personally I would get a Deep Blue 80 gallon rimless reef ready frag tank. This tank has killer dimensions in my opinion. It will be my next tank. I prefer shallow tanks to deep ones though as they are much easier to work in. Something to consider.
Is there any other reason why one should get a shallow tank compared to a deep one?
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:03 PM   #12
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Personally I would get a Deep Blue 80 gallon rimless reef ready frag tank. This tank has killer dimensions in my opinion. It will be my next tank. I prefer shallow tanks to deep ones though as they are much easier to work in. Something to consider.
Just saw one of these the other day, I want one...
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:06 PM   #13
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Is there any other reason why one should get a shallow tank compared to a deep one?
Reduced lighting cost is a plus as it doesn't have to penetrate through the deep water. Also the large footprint really lends itself to unique aquascaping. That and the fact your sleeves don't get wet when fooling around in there is an absolute plus!!
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:03 PM   #14
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Reduced lighting cost is a plus as it doesn't have to penetrate through the deep water. Also the large footprint really lends itself to unique aquascaping. That and the fact your sleeves don't get wet when fooling around in there is an absolute plus!!
all of this is my reasoning for wanting one. Not only unique aquascape options but I plan to do mine as a peninsula tank seperating my living room and dining room. I ultra despise being arm pit deep as well when working on a tank. Nothing deeper than 18 inches for me. Its not because I am short either, 6' 1", deeper tanks are just more difficult to work in.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:08 PM   #15
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all of this is my reasoning for wanting one. Not only unique aquascape options but I plan to do mine as a peninsula tank seperating my living room and dining room. I ultra despise being arm pit deep as well when working on a tank. Nothing deeper than 18 inches for me. Its not because I am short either, 6' 1", deeper tanks are just more difficult to work in.
I have a 30" deep semi circle 150g and love it theres so many different levels to it sandsifting gobies on bottom chromis and anthias swimming toward top tangs in middle sps near top softies on bottom i like having depth
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+1 to going bigger to start. I started out with a 45g bow front then upgraded to an 80g and then bought a 12g nano while I had the 80g. Didn't like the that I had to frag a lot and do more work on the nano than the 80g so I transferred everything to the 80 and broke down the nano. Got big tank fever after having the 80g for about a few months and then just recently upgraded to a 120g with a 40g sump. I dis all the plumbing and built the sump myself, had a lot of fun doing it. I love my 120g. I can keep tangs without the worry that they have to compete and/ or outgrow the tank. The tanks chemistry is much more stable with less temp swing and overall just easier to maintain. My wife and 16 month old daughter just love the bigger tank and when their happy with it makes it all worth while. If I had to do it all over again I wouldn't because I learned a lot through the process, but It could have been easier that's for sure. Just listen to others advise, ask a lot of questions and do a lot of research on your own.
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Thanks to everyone for their time on my thread! It's interesting to hear what peoples thoughts and reasons are for having their tank. Thanks again!
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:35 PM   #18
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Thanks to everyone for their time on my thread! It's interesting to hear what peoples thoughts and reasons are for having their tank. Thanks again!
No problem. Just keep us posted on what you decide. Don't forget to make a build thread as well, and be sure to post lots of pics or the villagers will riot.
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Good afternoon. Sorry this thread has been pretty dead. I was rather busy after getting married and lookin for a house. We have bid on a short sale and it is taking forever! But I hope we will settle soon. As for now my wife and I are getting together a list of what to buy.
We want to go with a corner flow 125 gal from a store called that fish place. It is 540 for the tank. I was wonder what size skimmer to get and size of refugium. I know the ph should be 30 to 50 times the gallons in tank.
We also were thinking about getting the taotronic leds. Any thoughts?
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Well the wife changed her mind again and wants to go with the 75gal corner flow. But as in the last post still wondering the size of refugium and protein skimmer needed.
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