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View Poll Results: How far/close is your tank to the walls?
0" 5 11.36%
< 4" 16 36.36%
4"-6" 19 43.18%
8"-10" 6 13.64%
10"-12" 5 11.36%
> 12" 2 4.55%
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:24 PM   #1
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Cool How far/close is your Tank?

Do you have your tank butt up next to a wall/barrier or do you prefer room to move/walk around it?
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:48 PM   #2
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In my kitchen/living room there is no wall to separate the rooms, it is a bar style open concept. I have placed my tanks on the "bar" to create height and have them surrounded by plants which limits the visibility into the living room.

It makes it very easy to do water changes as my siphon hose reaches the sink with ease.
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All mine are against the walls, though I would love one that you could walk around at least three of the sides. One day I'll manage it.
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Mines against a wall because I like to provide private caves with the wood and stones against the back, which work better with one side being the wall. I would like a tank to walk around but the room would have to be huge too.
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I keep mine 4-6" out so I can get in behind them with things if I need to.
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:11 PM   #6
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Mine are all lined up surrounding my living/dining room central open location. There isnt a wall in here that doesn't have a tank against it.

In fact, within 6 inches of my very spot right now I have my biocube to my right. It's wedged in between my computer desk and my fw 125g tank. LOL
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:35 PM   #7
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The back of my tank is 8" from the wall and the left side is 13" from the wall. I can't squeeze between the back and the tank LOL but I can on the side for now, til I decide when I may put a tank perpendicular to it .
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My tank is like most everyone else's ,..pretty much butted up against the wall,..however I can access underneath the aquarium thru four doors on the front and one door on each end of the stand also,...it helps when you build your own stand :- )
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My tank is two inches from the wall due to molding- but there is about 3 feet on both sides of the tank. I can also access everything I need underneath through 4 doors. And of course can access the top of the tank- but only with a ladder. Lol
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My 20g is against the wall. 55g will not be due to the HOBF on it.
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