Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-01-2013, 09:45 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 183
shallow tall tank

Hi everyone can't decide on shallow tank tall deep dimension, any. Comments advice suggestions need help
__________________

__________________
solo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 183
Cause rethink tangs and tank size 150 might change 180 or 200 gallon. Is width of tank good like 24 inches wide
__________________

__________________
solo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2013, 09:55 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
ezy33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: San Francisco's Barbary Coast
Posts: 2,545
Send a message via ICQ to ezy33
Taller tanks over 24" need stronger lighting and deeper is harder to maintain. What size are you thinking about?
__________________
Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
ezy33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2013, 09:58 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
ezy33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: San Francisco's Barbary Coast
Posts: 2,545
Send a message via ICQ to ezy33
For Tangs I would start at 180 or larger depending on what Tang your thinking of.
__________________
Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
ezy33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 01:08 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 183
Ezy33 thanks I was planning on 150 gallon tank but since I have yellow tang, blue tang, purple tang in mind so far changing tank size. Also panning on stock mix medium small saltwater fish compatible ones. Using a app called saltwater fish hand book, has all type of tangs clowns exctra, tank size care level behavior type aggressive peaceful, Has compatible chart, ph, and exctra it's hard now deciding on tank size my planning bin since November of last year. I want a nice colorful looking tank start from a fowlr to a mixed reef tank
__________________
solo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 01:20 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 183
Asking again your opinions comments on tanks what do you all like shallow or tall, just to mention after I start with fowlr I plan on a mixed reef. So please give some feedback thanks.
__________________
solo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 01:25 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
obscurereef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 2,301
Personally like a shallower tank. The standard 18" or close to 20" is nice. The 180 would be good b/c it's in between and it's larger!
__________________
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

- Winston Churchill
obscurereef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 02:01 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 183
Obscurereef thanks for your opinion keeo shallow size 18 and 20 in mind. Planing on doing a mixed reef after fowlr for a little to get use to keeping fish, plan on a few of tangs so tank size changed no 150 gallon. Told go 180 gallon tank. So using app saltwater fish handbook to choose fish its hard for when your new, I want a colorful tank not dull. What about lighting for shallow tank, planning on mixed reef Sps and lps whats yor opinion advice thanks
__________________
solo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 02:10 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
obscurereef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 2,301
When you said colorful, first thing that came to mind was the Harlequin Tusk ( Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Harlequin Tusk ). Sometimes someone will be selling theirs or a special of a LFS, but they are pretty expensive. For lighting..even if it were a deeper tank, LEDs are a good option. Some are so strong that often people will have to dim them down 50% so that their corals don't get fried! Taotronics are cheap and grow anything, so I've heard.
__________________

__________________
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

- Winston Churchill
obscurereef is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tall, tall tank, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.