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Old 03-21-2011, 11:29 AM   #1
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Hi there,

Just curious, what is every bodies opinions on hexagon shaped tanks? I realize that they tend to be taller than they are wide, and thus have issues with the amount of oxygen that can get into the water (naturally).

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Old 03-21-2011, 11:32 AM   #2
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I think they are cool looking but they greatly limit the fishes horizontal movement as well, I know if I was in a cage I'd rather it be really long and flat than short and really tall
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:32 AM   #3
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Hi there. I had a 60 gallon hex for awhile, actually that hex is what fueled my new obsession with fish. lol But anyways, I had an airstone in there plus the filter flow and it seemed ok with the fish. The only reason I got rid of the hex was because I couldnt reach the bottom to move stuff around and do maintenance. But you can make some nice tall aquascapes with the hex that you cant do with a regular tank.

Good luck! Wish I could've been of more help.
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Thanks for the quick replies guys!


I realize that the fish will be limited in the amount of side to side swimming space they would have but as carey suggested i think there are some neat posiblities for aquascapes. I would likely have a sump with this tank if i do go ahead with the build and a air stone in said sump.
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Hex tanks are a terrible choice in my opinion. They require special stands to look good and the lighting is problematic, due to both the shape and relative depth. As well they are lousy for keeping fish in.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:26 PM   #6
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If you already have one though it's best to get some use out of it! Some of us got free ones or had them around so we try to do the best we can with what we got.
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Well,

I don't have a functional one yet, but it's in the build process right now. Just wanted to see what everybody thought of them before i made my DIY thread and got flamed for building one lol.

I think i will post my diy thread right now anyways and go from there.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:36 PM   #8
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I dont think youll get flamed, its just alot of people have a bias against the hex. I have to agree though, if given a choice i would choose a standard tank over a hex. But my hex was free and I wasn't turning that down. lol
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Not a fan of the hex tanks.

You shouldn't get flamed here. The mods work hard to keep this a friendly place.
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I think the best thing about hex tanks is the flexibility it provides for having a tank it a small space/room. It may be easier to find a spot for a 60 gallon hex tank as opposed to a 60 gallon rectangular tank. But, like the OP said, they really are 2 different types of tanks based on the foot print. The fish you can put into a rectangular tank aren't necessarily the same ones you'll put in a hex tank.
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