Hey there... Right now I have a 12 gallon cube and I'd like to upgrade BUT I had a few question before I spend all this cash!
Mainly, I'm concerned with the weight of the tank. I was looking into getting a 125 gallon aquarium (72 x 18 x 20). I did the math and when it's fully stocked and setup it could weight from 1800 to 2000 lbs! That's heavy! Even with the large footprint. I live in an old prewar apartment building in New York City. The floors seem very sturdy. They don't creek. They're wood but they have bowed considerably. It's an old building. I'm on the 4th floor. Should I be concerned? Should I go with a smaller tank? 100 or 75 instead?
Lastly, I was curious... I was looking at glass aquariums (All-Glass) or maybe an acrylic aquarium (Tenecor)... I'm going to be setting up a reef... I was looking at MH
lamps but I've been told by Tenecor that they reccommend putting MH
lamps at least 12 inches away from the surface of the tank as to avoid warping the aquarium. Is this really true? I was hoping to go with a CoralLife Pro fixture with feet... or a Current USA Outer Orbit Satelite fixture...
Otherwise, I guess I could do PC
instead of MH
... If I go acrylic.
Also... Acrylic is a lot lighter and stronger than glass. Has anyone had any horrible experiences with acrylic in reef setups? Scratches etc?
Thanks for the advice guys!