Been lurking around the planted tank for a while and it's helped my learning curve in to getting back to aquariums. Thank you in advance
I might have gotten a sweet deal on a structure for a tank, it's a steel frame of 120cmx45cmx75cm (LxDxH).
Am now considering what tank i should get for it.
This will be my first go at a planted tank and it will be a community tank, low tech (no CO2 for now)
I've decided to go with a 1 meter long tank as it would better suit the place the structure is going to in the house (doesn't fill whole of the wall in the hallway and also keeps the Mrs happier by not taking up so much room
What's the most balanced size for a 1 meter tank in your experiences?
(Lenght x Depth x Height)
1- 100cm x 40cm x 40cm
2- 100cm x 40cm x 50cm
3- 100cm x 45cm x 45cm (this would bring the tank right to the forward edge of the structure..bit concerned about safety since i have a little kid..)
I was leaning to option 2 as it would follow the "more volume is better rule" (yes i realize option 3 has more volume
) and would also fit the structure better (bringing the top of the tank to 125cm from the floor) , but i am concerned that the extra height will make maintenance around the bottom of the tank quite a hassle. (Is it?)
Help me out guys...looking forward to listening to your experiences.