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Depth in a 55 Gallon

I know that it is pretty much impossible to create a feeling of depth in a 55 gallon tank, but does anyone know of any examples of success here?

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I'd put a mirror along the back wall of the cabinet.
that's how I get more depth out of my 30x12" tank.

go with the classic "and a river runs through it design"
where near the center of your tank you do not use
any tall background plants, as this may lend a feeling
of more depth to your aquascape.


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You are right it is a challenge. The main thing is to create a mid ground break and leave yourself only a couple of inches of foreground.

One thought is to create an offset V with stone and elevate the substrate a bit in the triangles created on either side.

All depends on what your planing as well...

Mine tends to lean more to the jungle look. One of these days I'll get to a land scape material vendor and search out some decent rocks to try my middle ground break theory.

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best thing would be to trade it for a 75...it has the extra depth. haha

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best thing would be to trade it for a 75...it has the extra depth. haha
LOL... That too.

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When I'm done suffering through engineering school, and I have money, I will get a 90 gallon. Until then....*shakes fist*

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man everyone is always talking about using the depth of their tanks for structure and making it look good... It is making my new purchase of a 92 gal corner more appealing for sure... from the back corner to the front bow is 3 feet! It is going to be interesting with how it goes into a corner towards the back though..
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