Height or Width ??

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  1. bluefronted

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm planning a tank. What would you consider more beneficial , increasing height or width ? , given the assumption that the height and width are initially the same.


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  3. shauno

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    Hi Blufronted

    I would say width..

    you dont want to go too high as you cant get in there to place rocks , do maintanance etc..

    But with a less high wider tank you have more room to move.

    Just my opinion:thumbup:
     
  4. vatso

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    Must be width!

    With Height it's hard to get your hands to the bottom to work on the tank - you will need more light as it dies off the deeper a tank is!

    The fish do not live 500mm - 700mm in the ocean they are more like 10M - 25M so the 100mm - 200mm in depth would make very little difference to them from water pressure.

    Mark
     
  5. brentv

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    Yip wider is better, I built mine2,700x 600x 600 due to space allowance and I'm busy doing rockscaping at the moment, I reckon 700 is a good width, you can at least reach across and have nice swimming space (for da feesh:))
    Higher than 600 also buggers with light penetration!
     
  6. Jaco Schoeman

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    Depends... If you plan to have an "in tank" DSB height is quite important. If you plan to scape a slope or drop off, height is important.

    Note however that the higher the tank is, the thicker glass is normally needed.

    I love deep cube tanks, but if you plan on keeping a tangs etc they require more swimming space, so wider would be best.

    This leads me back to the question I always ask: WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO KEEP IN YOUR TANK? Regardless of the space you have, or wether scaping will be easy or difficult or what what what - the needs of your LS comes first ALWAYS.
     
  7. JDgr8

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    What Jaco said!
     
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