I was really unsure of where to put this thread, so please feel free to move it it necessary
This may sound like a newbie question, but bear with me...:How shallow can your water be?
I had once heard that taller or oddly shaped tanks hold less fish because the depth is not as important as the surface area, is this true? If so, is there a MINIMUM depth in which to keep your fish and/or inverts, or a maximum amount were the extra water just becomes a waste of space? ((Obviously you want to have enough water so it is fully submerged and able to move about))
I am thinking in particular about rack type systems or fry growing tanks where you may be using bins...how shallow is too shallow?
I am always very curious about these kinds of concepts, so I was wondering if anyone here may be willing/able to explain it to me.
Hope that wasn't too confusing!