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02-16-2013 06:20 PM
marcnc Well as much as I did not want to go with just a 90, and lot going back and forth with the wife, I ordered the 90. Not what I wanted, but it better than nothing, it was either 90 or nothing.
02-16-2013 12:15 PM
marcnc Still really like the 60x48 120. Anyone else have any thoughts on this? The 120 that 48 going to stick out from the wall a fair amount.
02-16-2013 12:55 AM
DaveMcKenz I think you are talking viewing area vs. aquascaping depth and area. They both have advantages. I can tell you that a 48" light fixture on a 60" tank is not a problem. Mine is elevated about 5" above the water and the spill over covers the tank ends just fine.
best of luck,
Dave
02-15-2013 10:56 PM
marcnc
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Originally Posted by Oxl View Post
If I were to get a 120g tank I'd want the 48x24x24 size. The 24" depth is sooo nice to scape, can't be found in smaller tank sizes, and is the best benefit of a large tank.

For filtration one or two 2217's combined with a big Aquaclear HOB should work well.
The more I look, like this size tank and it might work for the area I have to work with. Now to find one. ha ha
02-15-2013 08:30 PM
marcnc
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Originally Posted by Adri. View Post
Yes ^
Or post a "wanted" add. I got my 100 gallon with heater, filter, stand, canopy, and lights for $300 off CL after posting a wanted add
Yep tried that as well.
02-15-2013 08:27 PM
Adri.
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Originally Posted by pmcarbrey View Post
Check craigslist, you'll find great deals if you're willing to wait a little
Yes ^
Or post a "wanted" add. I got my 100 gallon with heater, filter, stand, canopy, and lights for $300 off CL after posting a wanted add
02-15-2013 08:25 PM
marcnc
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Originally Posted by pmcarbrey View Post
Check craigslist, you'll find great deals if you're willing to wait a little

I have been for a few months, nothing yet, reef guys seem to buy all the big tanks up quick.

Starting to think more and more about that 48x24x25
02-15-2013 08:17 PM
pmcarbrey Check craigslist, you'll find great deals if you're willing to wait a little
02-15-2013 08:13 PM
marcnc
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Originally Posted by Oxl View Post
Well the 24" deep tank may stick out 6" over the window but it wouldn't be as wide so you could keep the tank a foot away from the window making that overlap much less noticeable. Would also make a nice space in the corner for a tall silk fig tree/stand lamp or the like.

I agree 100%, now only to get wife to agree. What the saying, ask forgiveness later? ha

That 240 that was posted above...mmmm
02-15-2013 07:50 PM
Oxl Well the 24" deep tank may stick out 6" over the window but it wouldn't be as wide so you could keep the tank a foot away from the window making that overlap much less noticeable. Would also make a nice space in the corner for a tall silk fig tree/stand lamp or the like.
02-15-2013 07:44 PM
marcnc Thanks everyone for the feed back so far.

Don't have room for 6 foot tank, I would love to go that size, just don't have the room, very very limited on space.

The 5 foot tank would fit perfect, but never thought about the light, that going to be a pain, or expensive.

Also like the 48x24x24, but the tank would then stick out over the window, which won't be good and don't think wife would like for window to be blocked.

It all goes back to space, and we are very limited.
02-15-2013 07:21 PM
Mark Fisher Three things to consider: 1) it is easier to get lighting for a 48" or a 72" tank than a 60"; 2) 26" is really deep—perhaps deeper than you are able to reach?, and 3) I much prefer 24" wide tanks over 18", as aquascaping is much easier and aesthetic.
02-15-2013 06:06 PM
nvladik I think he's looking for 5ft long, not 6.
02-15-2013 06:06 PM
ShortFin
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Originally Posted by marcnc View Post
So after a lot of debate I am going to order a new 120. Unless anyone changes my mind
I would go with the 90Gallon Tank (48x18x24) that you posted on another thread. The main reason is lighting. It is easier to find 4' bulb vs 5' ones.
02-15-2013 05:36 PM
Oxl If I were to get a 120g tank I'd want the 48x24x24 size. The 24" depth is sooo nice to scape, can't be found in smaller tank sizes, and is the best benefit of a large tank.

For filtration one or two 2217's combined with a big Aquaclear HOB should work well.
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