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Old 01-29-2018, 06:16 PM   #1
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Place for tank

I want a bigger tank but am not sure where to put it. So if I put a cover over the back could it go here.
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:33 PM   #2
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Yeah if you used a black cover on the back to keep the sun from growing algae I don't see why not, if you use a glass lid it might cause some growth on the lid but thatd be minimal. Also if you use HOB filters with clear or not black plastic it might grow some inside the filter but that's probably fine
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:37 PM   #3
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Yeah if you used a black cover on the back to keep the sun from growing algae I don't see why not, if you use a glass lid it might cause some growth on the lid but thatd be minimal. Also if you use HOB filters with clear or not black plastic it might grow some inside the filter but that's probably fine
What size tank would you say. I was thinking something bigger like 75 gallons
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What's the distance between the outer edges of the windows, a 75g would be 4ft so that would look good, a bigger one around 125 or so is 6ft so depends on the width there, too long and it'd look tacky but I think a 75 would look good
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It is 78” inches from edge to edge
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:56 PM   #6
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Then you could even get up to a 125g or something similar, 6ft long, it'd like nice
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:09 PM   #7
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You could but I'd still worry about the heat from the sun heating the tank up more on hot days. Even with a black background. And you'd probably end up having them shades closed alot more than what you want. I'd think of rearranging the room. That right side corner would be better Imo.
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Cool

It would be hard to get that corner available so would behind the bed work.
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:04 PM   #9
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um, yeah, no... That probably wouldn't work. Look like alittle more room over there then that. Hum!
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Ya I’ll figure something out
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Old 01-30-2018, 09:34 AM   #11
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I think it would be fine in front of the window. It looks like there's a porch or some kind of overhang above the windows? That might help a little? My tank is in front of a window and I have yet to see any fluctuations in temps at all. The only tanks that have ever warmed up for me have been very small tanks. Put a background on the tank and I'm sure you will be ok.
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There is a porch above
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If there is an overhang there I wouldn't worry about the heat affecting the tank temp.
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Old 01-30-2018, 11:36 AM   #14
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I would not block access to such low windows with aquarium (will need access to be cleaned). do I see a baseboard heater between windows? not sure you want to block it off either.


another consideration is weight - you said bigger tank, how big?. If you are you on concrete slab, then 6 footer tanks are fine. floor/ crawl space below? then additional considerations (joist direction, support below, etc) are to be made - bigger tanks can be quite a point load.
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I totally missed that baseboard heater Yeah that spot will not work.
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