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Old 03-14-2007, 01:13 AM   #1
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72 gal?

the 72 gal bows. says 48''x18''. is that 18'' deep in the furthest point in the bow or 18'' in the corners were the bow starts? if its at the peak of the bow how wide is it at the corners?
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On all-glass web site, the dimensions listed for the 72g are 48x18x22. First, those are all outside dimensions. Second, 48x18x22/231 = 72 gallons of water. I would surmise, that the tank is ~48" long, is probably not 18" deep in the corners. It's probably the bow portion. That would make the over all footprint 48x18. I have no idea what the corner dimensions would be at that point, but I have seen links to calculators that may help (which I don't have - sorry).

Of course, a 72 gallon tank does not hold 72 gallons (and never has), so that further supports my conclusion. HTH
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I have that exact tank and the dimensions are: 48x18x22 Corners are 13". HTH
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yes thats wut i was looking for thank you.
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Anytime! I love the tank..It is different from all the rest adds some interest to the way things look!
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I really like my 72 acrylic bow community tank. I'm not sure I'd get acrylic next time, though. I later found by experience and in the literature that they scratch too easily and the extra cost for acrylic was painful. But it sure is easy to move compared to glass. Here's a pic. I'm working on a piece of driftwood to put in. I've pickled it and am using a fresh bath to get rid of the salt right now. I bought some stainless screws today and am planning to mount it onto some bathroom tiles to hold it down in the substrate.
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Very nice looking tank!!!! I went with the AGA version because mine is a Reef tank and the rock and sand would scratch the crap out of acrylic....I'm not totaly sold on the acrylic tanks....I know that if I ever get a wild hair and want a really large tank it will have to be acrylic but that is off in the distant future!
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Did you find a good price for the AGA? Where?
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