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Old 06-25-2013, 12:03 PM   #21
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:06 PM   #22
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The 65 gallon sounds like a good deal with the stand. You could buy a glass top for relatively cheap add whatever filter you want and then you have better options for lighting, especially is you decide to plant it.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:07 PM   #23
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I'd go for it. Even at a dollar a gallon, a 65 is a good size tank, and you would be hard pressed to find a nice stand for 35 bucks anywhere.
$100 for both is a pretty good deal
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:59 PM   #24
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sweet, i dont want to plant it, i have no idea how to plant, i can barely cook lol but i do want to go africans or let the wife go nuts with fancy guppies!
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:16 PM   #25
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Yup get the 65. Bigger the better.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:43 PM   #26
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Personally, I would go with the bow-front and fix it up. It has a larger foot print if you are wanting Africans. Since the 65 gal is taller rather than long, it doesn't have as much swimming space.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:46 PM   #27
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You might as well just get both, and save one for when you can set it up
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:58 PM   #28
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i mean, do i really need the bottom brace on the bow..? i can understand the top needing it but the bottm edge has the bottom glass plus the sides, isnt that support enough? and then the top is intact, what do you guys think..? i love africans more that gups and molly/platys
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:15 PM   #29
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I'd get a new one just to be safe IMO. They put the braces there for a reason
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:07 PM   #30
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I'd get a new one just to be safe IMO. They put the braces there for a reason
****, well its still a good deal, but the 65g just screams better value to me lol
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:14 PM   #31
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You don't need a brace. Fill it with water outside. Then use a level to see if it bows. Your not going to need a brace for the bottom for sure the middle possibly if the tank bows from the water pressure
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:16 PM   #32
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Both are nice tanks and will do the job personally id go with the trimless one with an led will look great
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:26 PM   #33
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cant i make a brace out of plexiglass and glue it in? like a 4" wide piece, and im still mixed on the tank, do i need the bottom brace or is it purely for looks?
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:28 PM   #34
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I would take the 65 with stand. Footprint I don't think you will have to much of a difrence.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:35 PM   #35
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I would take the 65 with stand. Footprint I don't think you will have to much of a difrence.
im assuming these are deep tanks correct..? deeper than a 75g..?
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My 75 is 21" deep I think the BF maybe a the same
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:45 PM   #37
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My 75 is 21" deep I think the BF maybe a the same
yes you are correct, my 75g from aqueon is 48x18x21 deep the 65g from aqueon is 36x18x25 so its not too much but i think the aquatic life led fixture should get 4" lower lol
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cant i make a brace out of plexiglass and glue it in? like a 4" wide piece, and im still mixed on the tank, do i need the bottom brace or is it purely for looks?
He bottom brace doesn't do anything. You can try to glue one in if needed that didnt work on my 125 the ripped out so I built a upside down you to stick over it. I don't think it will now though depends on the glass thickness
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so do i measure glass thickness and report back here then..?
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Hold a ruler over the top glass and measure it
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