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Old 09-08-2006, 02:46 PM   #11
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yeah, the 120s are big.....but think of the aquascaping options!

A 90 might be good, I think they are the same footprint as a 75 (48x18) but are higher.
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:25 AM   #12
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Thanks for all the advice.

Ive been reading a ton a visiting my LFS often.

One thought that had come up that is bothering me is that I may end up with a tank that is too low...

I would be considerably lower than the pre-built tank stands sold in stores.

One consideration is that the couches in the living room are 10+ feet away...so the look down angle is reduced quite a bit...

Of course sitting on the floor with a few pillows for some close up watching sounds more comfortable than the hunching over thats required when standing next to a tank on a pre-made stand.

I have some latitude to raise the tank up a bit...however I will start encroaching on the space needed for a light source..especially if I end up wanting MH lights.

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you can get durarock sheet rock that is used in showers 1/4 in thick- and do a re -title job on your existing fireplace . (inside and out ) just make a way to make a easy access panel in the front that you can get your self into to maintain you equipment. now you say you have another room behind - why not make a access panel you 'd only need to access the filter sysytem to change filters . Pretty simple just get a 1/4 inc pc of luan (sp?) ply and paint to match paint in closet - (if that is where it is And some molding to trim it out - Also it makes it easy to repair that access panel say if you decide to sell and move from that house.

The tank does seem very low .. also - from the video equipment (games) you have little ones? that would be a factor to worry about also .
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thats what i was going to say. wouldnt the tank practically be sitting on the ground?
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