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Old 11-17-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
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100 Gal Tall Hex Tank

Hi -
Posted over in the New to Site Room and only received one response, so I thought I would dive right in to this Forum and ask for help.....
I just recently acquired a 100 gallon tall (36") hex tank - came with a nice stand, no cover, a fairly new Eheim Professional II FIlter, a TetraTec Deep Water Pump and a light fixture - all came to me for free, I did not choose any of the equipment. I have researched it all and seems like I got a good deal.
I have done tanks up to 55 gallons before and currently have a 40 f/w community tank which is doing very well. But this tank seems daunting and TALL....any suggestions for a successful set up would be appreciated. Any pics out there of one already scaped and populated would be great - not too many on the web that I can find. Anything else you all can relay to me that you deem helpful would be great too. I am leaning towards another community tank, but not sure which species would do well in so deep a tank; also want to go with a sand strata - any thoughts? Thanks in advance for your comments.....
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:56 AM   #2
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I'm not really a fan of tall tanks, but free is really hard to pass up. How wide is the tank across from flat side to flat side?

I really like the sand substrate in my tanks. There are a lot of cheap choices out there for sand: play sand, PFS, etc. Just be careful, it can eat filters.

Tall fish or small fish are good options for a hex tank. Angels or discus come to mind.
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That would be a very nice tank for Angels.
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:41 AM   #4
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100 Hex

Hi, Jim.....it is 26.5" across and about 29.5" on the diagonal. I was thinking of sand but was concerned about the filter and keeping it clean in so tall a tank LOL My arm is going to have to grow to vacuum LOL
The last person who had it had a breeding pair of angels in it. I will probably go with a community tank - perhaps 3-4 angels so they don't fight too much and then perhaps a pleco or cat fothe bottom and some schooling tetras. The chiclids are hard to pass up, but they are so aggressive, except for my little rams LOL I also like to look of my current 40 gal with all the wood and the tannin colored water but am not sure how appealing that would be in so tall a tank??? Don't really want two tanks with the same scheme, so I guess I will research more while it cycles. That's all part of the fun anyway
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Hey, just thought about this - where can I get a cover for it? Any suggestions? I have searched the web and guess I will wind up at Tap Plastcis LOL
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Or you can make your own like I did. I went to WalMart and got plastic canvas. It was like $2 for 6 sheets.
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Thanks, dkpate Found a glass guy today who will make me a top with a hinged opening and cutouts in back for my pipes, hoses, etc....
should only be around 50 bucks, lightweight enough for me to lift off & I can rest my light fixture right on top - I am good with that.
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Sounds good!
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