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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-02-2011, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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60 gallon Tall Hexagonal

I have a tall 60 gallon hexagonal tank and I don't really know what to do with it. I was out of the fish game at home until a neighbor that was moving recently gave me 5 aquariums, each with breeding stock of single species of apistos (one specie per tank). This 60 gallon is sitting in my kitchen empty and I'd like to do something nice with it, but it's a pain to clean because it's too deep for me to reach the bottom.

Any thoughts or ideas on fish/scaping ideas? Back before I got into planted tanks I had gouramis in it with a big resin half of a sunken ship in the bottom. I'd like to do something a bit more natural this time.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-02-2011, 10:25 PM
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What are the dimensions and could you post a picture or two. It's not that hard to find stem plants that will top out any tank, so if the tank is tall you could do a "wall" of sort of something like cambomba at the back of the tank, then put progressively shorter plants as you approach the front.

As for fish Angels will certainly make use of a tall tank.
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A few angels would probably work well in it.
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First I would buy a magfloat for cleaning.

Aside from that, you need to see hoppy's par chart based on your height before deciding on plants, etc....

One option might be to tier your plants, basically build up a base on one side of the aquarium that is higher than the rest.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a pic of the aquarium minus the top:



Trying a thumbnail link to the pic since it looked distorted vertically when I posted it as an IMG tag.
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try posting it as an attachment. How tall is that tank? I would definitely consider doing a tiered option if that is as tall as I think it is.

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The table to the left of the picture is 32 inches tall for reference.
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