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Old 04-06-2010, 02:29 PM   #11
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A longer tank tends to be better for a lot of applications because of the extra lateral swim area and surface area for O2 exchange. Some applications are better suited to a tall tank though. It just depends on what you intend to house.
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I just wish I could find a 30 long where I'm at they are pretty rare, although I haven't burned the midnight oil on it.

Tall tanks are good for angels and discus where as long are good for the lateral swimmers like daniosas hn1 said. It also depends on what you can place in your house. Some ppl choose tall tanks because its more water on a smaller footprint.
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I just wish I could find a 30 long where I'm at they are pretty rare, although I haven't burned the midnight oil on it.

Tall tanks are good for angels and discus where as long are good for the lateral swimmers like daniosas hn1 said. It also depends on what you can place in your house. Some ppl choose tall tanks because its more water on a smaller footprint.

You have a 200+ gallon, don't you? And say when I eventually get the money to afford a 200+ gallon tank, should I buy a stand to go with it or would it be easier to make a reliable stand that will support the tank weight?
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Long is better than tall for most fish. Long tanks have more square footage.
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You have a 200+ gallon, don't you? And say when I eventually get the money to afford a 200+ gallon tank, should I buy a stand to go with it or would it be easier to make a reliable stand that will support the tank weight?
Yeah I'm working on my 250 now and like I said before I got a killer deal off CL for it. I would recommend if you get one with a stand that you like just reenforcing it. I added some 2x6's anchored into some 2x4's anchored into the original stand, just for piece of mind since once its filled it'll be well over 2,000 lbs. If your really handy with wood then go for it just always keep in mind stability because of the weight.
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So what is the average pricing on a 200+ gallon tank? I was looking a little into CL and I saw some tanks that were local but I think I might of seen only one 210 gallon with a Oak stand.
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Right now in my area there's been a 240 gallon glass that needs to be resealed(no biggie) for 300. That's almost a buck per gallon, now that's only the tank, but there's also another 260 gal acryllic for 700 (more expensive with acryllic). There's a nice 240 with a stand similar to mine for 500 (may have dropped the price though). There's also quite a few SW tanks around too. I don't know where your located but there's always a great deal for larger tanks around here. Just check everyday a few times a day and you'll get lucky and sometimes if you give them what they're asking for they'll throw in a bunch of extras (mine threw in a 4' light and 3 glass canopies)
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Well I live in New Jersey. I'm not sure how many aquarium keepers there are in the whole state but when I searched for fish tanks on CL, 51 items popped up.
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Haha yeah search fish tank and aquarium, do it without pictures and if you find one just email them to send you a pic. I've got 200 plus items, I guess california like fish tanks
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Yeah. California is a big state too. By the way, what kind of fish do you usually keep? Are they tropical?
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