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Old 08-05-2013, 05:24 PM   #11
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75g IMO is the best first tank. Adds much more width then a 55 allowing for much more stunning rockwork and also a better variety of fish. It is the same length and height as a standard 55, but 6" wider. This also allows you to fit a larger tank such as a 40 breeder in the stand as your sump
I agree with wicky its long enough and wider then a 55 plus it will allow you to probably get a tang and very nice rock work! and lots of coral
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:39 PM   #12
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So if I get a 36 gallon tank I wouldn't be able to get any more small fish. If this is so, why would a 29 gallon which is smaller work just as well as a 36 gallon?
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:55 PM   #13
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The shape and size dictate what can go in. And 6g a water isnt a very large increase anyways lol.
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I'd do a 90 gal if you were think of a 70 or 75 because there the same dimensions 4 ft. long by 18" wide only thing is there a little higher.
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Thanks. I think I will get a 37 gallon tank as my local pet store sells a full custom setup for a rwther reasonable price.
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:07 PM   #16
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Thanks I think I will get a 37 gallon tank as my local pet store sells a complete setup for a reasonable price.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:29 PM   #17
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Tonedogs I agree but higher tank=stronger lights needed for corals. Figuring this is the OP's first tank, I don't think he wants to go and drop money on high quality LEDs, t5's, or halides. A 75 can be perfectly lit by the taotronics fixtures, IMO if you want sps all over the place in a 90g I would most definetly go with 2x maxspect razor. I'm not 100% sure what corals the OP is looking to keep, but that dictates the depth tank he could have and the lighting he would need.
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I know what you mean, but you and I both know that somewhere down the line he's not going to be happy with the smaller tank and then he'll have to buy twice so he might as well get it now if he can afford it
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:08 PM   #19
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The problem is I cant really get that big a tank because there is not much room for it. I think a 36 gallon will fit perfectly in the space I have available.
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Agreed tonedogs. And to the OP, if that's what fits in the space you have then by all means go for it!
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