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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-07-2013, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Does it matter what front or back of tank?

My new 90g perfect tank was delivered this morning by LFS, I am wondering does it matter what side I use for front and back? Looks the same mostly to me, but part of the frame on the top has a little bit of a different look on each corner on one side of the tank.

Again does it matter?
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I'm pretty sure it's just aesthetics... most tanks don't necessarily have a "front" or a "back" except bow-fronts and other differently shaped tanks.

With a normal rectangular tank, it shouldn't matter.
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If the aquarium has a logo, some people like using that side as the front.

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Doesn't matter. I would just caution you to CLOSELY look at each side to make sure there are no scratches. I just set up a brand new 75 gallon, only to notice a 2" scratch on the front (and one of the sides)..... It is barely noticeable unless you are on the floor looking up, however I know it's there so it bugs the crap out of me!!! I suspect it was this way then I bought it because I treated that baby with white gloves and blanket wrapped it on the way home. I may empty it this weekend and turn it around, or go buy a replacement and Craigslist this one. The good news is the LFS is having a special on them for only $75 and just got another supply of them yesterday. So, check for scratches. Otherwise it makes no difference.


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