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Old 08-08-2009, 11:11 AM   #1
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ok...I want bigger!

SO I was going to start with a 26 gallon, but as I go to fish stores and look around and set up my shopping list.....I think that my 26 gallon just isn't good enough. Why start small? I started small with my fresh tank, and now have a 100 gallon. Plus, I really tend to understock. Which is easier with a bigger tank. An overstocked, or stocked almost to the max tank makes me nervous.
Anyway, I found this cool corner tank at Pet Club. It's a 58 gallon, I think. I was thinking I could put the rock in a big pile in the back corner, and the fish would have lots of room to swim around the front.
Thoughts on this shape? Good? Bad?
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:16 PM   #2
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I wouldn't get a corner tank as they are a pain to light up properly, but thats just my opinion. If you want it, go for it. If you were to start with a bigger tank, I would start with at least a 75 gallon tank or th 72 gallon bow front.
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Thaks for your reply....it may be a pain to light, but is it possible? I really like it, but don't want to regret it later. I am not doing anemones now, as I have read some things that changed my mind. I am thinking soft corals. Will these be easy enough to light with this shape? Or would I be best just getting this out of my mind. The room I am putting it is doesn't have the most room available.
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It can be done. I don't think T5 HO will work as the corner tanks are usually pretty tall. You may have to look into mh which is where the "pain" comes from.
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It can be done. I don't think T5 HO will work as the corner tanks are usually pretty tall. You may have to look into mh which is where the "pain" comes from.

Are those the lights that need a fan?
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I bought a 90g corner tank and from doing research and the help of the people on this website i plan on making it my first salty tank. thom is right, they are a pain to light, mainly because it is deep and oddly shaped. But personally i think they are beutiful when done right. A good Metal Halide light is what i am gonna use for my salty which is good for deep tanks. And besides that you hang it high over the tank so it gives it really good lighting. So no, in my opinion i think they are fine if your doing a saltwater, but i could imagine that a freshwater would be a pain.

Almost all big lights need a fan because of the heat. But you can leave the MH lighting bair in the air and it would be fine.
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Yup. Almost all lights nowdays need a fan. MH is expensive which is the downside to it.
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thanks so much for the quick replies!
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MH is expensive which is the downside to it.
Do you mean to run it or to buy it?
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lol, No problem.

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