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Old 12-31-2003, 02:31 PM   #11
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There may be the added space up front but the extra you spend on the curved glass you can just buy a bigger tank and get way more room.
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Cause it's new and I gotta have one!!! Proud owner of a 26 bow.This is my second tank and i love it. It does distort a little but after awhile you don't evennotice anymore.
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There may be the added space up front but the extra you spend on the curved glass you can just buy a bigger tank and get way more room.

Not everyone has room for a bigger tank, mine is a 175. I like the bowfront and how it looks....isnt that the reason we buy things? To be aesthetically pleasing? Just like a bay window, you dont need one, but they sure look beautiful, yet any ole pane of glass lets light in.
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from all glass' website:

footprint": gallons type (height")
48x18: 72 bow(22) 75 std(20) 90 std(24)
72x24: 155 bow(24) 180 std(24)

the 46g and smaller tanks did not have an appropriate match. in that the bowfronts where 15" deep and standards either 12" or 18".

im not saying dont get a bowfront if you can afford them. its just how much more tank you can get for less. im interested in starting a saltwater tank and would like one deeper than my current 55g's 12". 18" would be suitable for me, as i could put 6" of lr in back and still have 12" of open swim room. with all the money i would save not getting a bowfront i could buy a sump/fuge, all my lr, etc. even a 50 or 65 gallon (18" deep) tank would do. i guess that also explains why i eyed that 30g cube.
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isnt that the reason we buy things? To be aesthetically pleasing?
Not all the time. I buy aquariums for the joy of raising fish. I enjoy learning about them and breeding them. I do understand your point if you have them in a main living area but even then good quality equipment is more important than curved glass in my eyes.
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I love my 26 gal bow-front simply because it is aesthetically pleasing. I'm eyeing the 46 gal bow-front with lust. Guess the trick is to put together enough cash to get both the bow front AND good quality equipment!!!
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A couple months after I bought my 90 (regular), my wife actually went to the fish store with me. She saw the bowfronts and asked me why I didn't get one of those instead of my 90! Once she saw the prices for the tank and stand, she understood. Not to mention that I had to build my own canopy for the lighting I wanted, and my carpentry skills do not extend to making a bowfront canopy!

They are very pretty and eye-catching, that's for sure.
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