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Old 10-27-2013, 02:44 AM   #1
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Recommendations for 5-8g tank?


I'm looking to replace a 5g crescent that isn't working out. It's to go on a desk (so footprint is an issue) and will use the existing Eheim 2211 filter and glassware.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:02 AM   #2
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:06 AM   #3
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The geometry of the new desk forces the tank into unfavorable viewing angles and the hoses are now impossible to hide.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:13 PM   #4
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I'd go for a TruAqua 30 cm cube (about 12"), it's 7.13 gallons and looks amazing! Very good quality for a decent price.
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http://www.truaqua.com/aquarium-tank-st320.html

thoughts on that as it already comes with a hood and a UGF (toss it out)
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:08 PM   #6
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o.O is the price seriously $23, or is that a typo?
If that's really the price, jump on it!
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:15 PM   #7
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o.O is the price seriously $23, or is that a typo?
If that's really the price, jump on it!
Wow, and free shipping!
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o.O is the price seriously $23, or is that a typo?
If that's really the price, jump on it!
there is a 14.5gal for 44 bucks and free shipping... dont know HOW you can go wrong LOL
LINK: http://www.truaqua.com/aquarium-tank-st500.html
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:43 AM   #9
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there is a 14.5gal for 44 bucks and free shipping... dont know HOW you can go wrong LOL
LINK: http://www.truaqua.com/aquarium-tank-st500.html
Going wrong is called roommate saying no to another tank...
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http://www.truaqua.com/aquarium-tank-st320.html

thoughts on that as it already comes with a hood and a UGF (toss it out)
Looks like it's hinged, which could be a problem to remove cleanly. I'll add my own light and filter so it may look a little ragged. Thanks for the suggestion though.

Now I'm leaning toward an open top cube up to 12g approximately. Any suggestions?
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Go with a TruAqua. I've heard nothing but good about their tanks
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That one you mentioned earlier looks good. Also saw an 8.6 g rectangle that could work well if installed perpendicularly.
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A bookcase shape might work better for you if you are planning on using the desk. Mr. Aqua makes a 6g one. If you have the length, a 12g long would be a great backdrop to desk use.
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It's a corner desk so a rectangular tank blocking off one end could allow maximum visibility in the room and still leave enough work space.
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Check out the new Mr. Aqua long tanks. They are the "Mini-me" versions of their 12 long and come in 6, 3, and 1.5 gallons.
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