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Burstsovenergy24

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#1
Which is better a longer tank or a taller tank? I wanted to know cause if it really deep dont you have to buy really powerful lights?



As always ideas are appreciated!


Jesse
 

Rockthis11

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If it is for an octo than a longer tank would probably be preferred. However, if u did decide to go with a taller tank than lighting shouldnt be much of a problem seeing a octos dont neccesarily need lights (and if they do they certainly dont need to be bright lights).
 

joel_ang

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Well it won't really make a difference whether the tank is tall or long, as long as the octo has enough space. Fyi, longer tanks tend to look larger
 

Colin

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one benefit toa longer tank is that they tend to have a better surface area for gas exchange... deeper tanks need extra aeration.

My current FW tank is 36"x30x30 and i really like that shape the depth and width allow a good scope for aquascaping
 

L S

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Hi Jesse, personally I would luv to hv a tank with 8ft in length and at least 2ft wide. Height wise I would keep it to 2ft, max 2.5ft. So long my arm can reach the bottom of the tank, cleaning and moving rocks and corals around won't be too much of a chore.

I guess the limitation of length is up to your space. Of coz the filtration must be sized right, which with enuf $$ can always be done right :P

Cheers, LS
 

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