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View Poll Results: What dimensions are better for a 1 meter tank (LxDxH)
100x40x40 1 14.29%
100x40x50 2 28.57%
100x45x45 4 57.14%
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-30-2013, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Best dimensions for 1 meter long tank? Help me out :)

Hey guys,

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..)
4- Other?

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.
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Proportion wise
ADA 120-P or 90-P

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Proportion wise
ADA 120-P or 90-P

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The 120-P would fit on my stand but is huge :O i think i would get kicked out..
But like i said i was going to go for the 100cm size...
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I'm not good with the metric system and too lazy to google at the moment. One meter is roughly 3ft if that's the case a 40breeder would best. Gives you more width so you can scape better and it's not too tall making it easier to light

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I'm not good with the metric system and too lazy to google at the moment. One meter is roughly 3ft if that's the case a 40breeder would best. Gives you more width so you can scape better and it's not too tall making it easier to light
Oh right..imperial measures...here you go

The so called 40 breeder (36 x 18 x 17 in) is about 91.4 x 45.7 x 43.2 cms (LxDxH)
Closest in my selection would be the 100x45x45..Should i worry about the aquarium filling the full depth of my structure or is it even better? I'm having it custom made as it's cheaper so i can get whatever i want..i can go 100x40x45 if it's better


Measures in imperial
(LxDxH):
160 L: 100x40x40 cm ---> 39.37x15.75x15.75 in = 42.27 UsGallons
202 L: 100x45x45 cm ---> 39.37x17.72x17.72 in = 53.36 UsGallons
200 L: 100x40x50 cm ---> 39.37x15.75x19.69 in = 52.83 UsGallons
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Still tied up so far without many participants...any more input guys? C'mon i even converted into imperial
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