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Old 05-13-2008, 08:40 AM   #1
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Tank Size....

It's getting to be that time.. UPGRADE time.....

Given these 2 choices for SW, looking for opinions on which would look better and give me more stocking choices. Bascially comes down to length over height.

A) 90G (48x18x25)
B) 100G (72x18x17)

Only 2 choices, no 125; no 250; no 300; no 82.5... Just little ole A or B please.
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:11 AM   #2
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B- Always better to have a longer tank that a higher tank. More water surface for gas exchange, more swimming room and better for light penetration.
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:26 AM   #3
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I agree with 'B'
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:27 AM   #4
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Thanx, my leaning as well though I love the look of a tall tank and I just can't go bigger than a 100 right now. I'd be sleeping with the fishes if I did
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LOL! I agree with B. For your next upgrade, keep in mind the 125 and 150 have the same footprint....
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LOL! I agree with B. For your next upgrade, keep in mind the 125 and 150 have the same footprint....
I was just going to add this. The deltas between a 100 and a 125 (or even a 180) aren't that much, considering they have the same footprint.
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"B" for sure. You want the extra length for tangs, etc. that like to zooooom around the tank.
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Like it even needs to be added at this point. B because of the length. 90 gallon tanks may look nice because of the height, but they're a pain to work on for that same reason. I actually went with a 75 instead of the 90 for just that reason.
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