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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-12-2017, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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New tank 72x24x30?

I have option to buy a brand new tank that 72x24x30, but I am thinking that 30 inches is going to be way to deep to work on, as I am only 5'11, I am thinking 24 inch tank would be better, for those of you have a tank tank what are your thoughts? I am not looking at it from light point of view, just working on tank, planting so on.
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I have a tank that's 24" tall and I'm armpit deep to reach the substrate. It's not so much height as it is arm length, since you can always use a step stool, but your arms are only so long.
That tank would be fabulous though!


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I have a 30" tall 150 gallon tank, while I love the dimensions of the tank, depth is a challenge. With 4" of substrate I still have to go shoulder deep trying to plant in the substrate. While this is just a occasional thing, general maintenance isn't so bad. Scraping glass of biofilm and algae off the back glass, corners, and other hard to get at places can be a wet ear type of day. I'm 5' 11" and have a decent reach. It's really a great depth for angel fish and discus, or for showing off species that inhabit different zones in the water column. The depth really lets those species separate. If you have the room for it, you won't regret it. It is a challenge when first setting up, but the finished product can be an amazing display. If you really want a big tank, don't be scared, invest a little work and challenge into it, but most of all enjoy what few people will ever challenge themselves to do. GO BIG OR GO HOME !!!!!!
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