Longer taller

Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by Burstsovenergy24, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    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
     
  2. Rockthis11

    Rockthis11 Wonderpus Registered

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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).
     
  3. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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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
     
  4. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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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
     
  5. L S

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    Hi Jesse, taller tank makes it harder to clean too!

    Cheers, LS
     
  6. L S

    L S Blue Ring Registered

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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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