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unusual aquarium dimension

I was looking at my local CL and i found a good deal, it was a 90 gallon with DAS filter and a stand for $80.... here is the catch... i thought it was a regular 90gal dimension in turns out different.... 48"L x 15 1/2"W x 31 1/2 "H
i am picking it up monday... I am gonna try some jungle vals with a low light set up, now what kind of fish do you think will be happy on that kind of dimension ;-) ??
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those are some nasty dimensions. just back out of the purchase if you haven't paid.


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Good luck reaching the bottom for anything. I have a 110 extra tall and it's a massive pain...

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On the flip side that calculates out to more like 95-99 gallons depending on how thick the glass is. But that would be quite the challenge to aquascape with that limited depth.


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The glass is think and the tank is super heavy and its made by oceanic, haven't paid it yet, i went to the owners house looked at the tank, i told him ill think about it:-)
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Back in the day, those were some high end tanks/w tempered glass throughout.
But if it were one of those, it would have some age on it.
Not that I've ever gotten to see my daydream actually come to pass, but if I can't reach the bottom of a tank all the way to the back with my armpit on the top front rim
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I got a 75 Tall as my first 'real' tank ages ago. Still have it, but at 48 x 15 x 24, it is the biggest PITA to work in. And as such, it does not het much attention from me nowdays - got to use a stepstool to reach anything and I am not that short.

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just to add, i am only 5'4" tall :-) for $80 i am a bit tempted , anyone here expert on angels and discuss? can those two work on that kind of tank dimension?

I am not gonna turn the tank in to a heavily planted, im thinking of just anubias or java fern. :-)
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Check with the salt water guys about lighting, I've seen them use LED spotlights for their coral that are amazing. As for working on it when it's full, my tank is more than 2' deep and when I explained to my 12 year old granddaughter that we couldn't work on it after it was filled because the water was too deep, she thought about it for awhile and 10 minutes later she shows up with her diving mask and snorkel.

Problem is that she's serious :-)

I would check out led spotlights though, I'm not sure if they'd work, but if they did they'd look cool piercing the water
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just to add, i am only 5'4" tall :-) for $80 i am a bit tempted , anyone here expert on angels and discuss? can those two work on that kind of tank dimension?

I am not gonna turn the tank in to a heavily planted, im thinking of just anubias or java fern. :-)
it's not JUST $80... it's time, more money, and sweat equity into something that really is well suited to being planted.


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Tall fish such as Angels OR Discus (not both) are well suited to a tank like that.

Even draining some water to work in the tank may not be enough. Set up the tank as low as you can, you will have your head and shoulders in the tank to reach the bottom.
Or invest in some looooooong handled tools!
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Okay i went ahead and got the tank... ii cant resist the challenge ;-)

here it is


The back of tank is hazy because i peel off the background that the previous owner installed, ill just paint it black. The tank is in a immaculate condition, i think its an old tank because of the glass thinkness, The thing i dont like about it is the filtration system,its a DAS H29 (http://www.petstorefixtures.com/Filter_Descriptions.pdf )

I dont have any experience using this type of filtration. Maybe someone can tell me the good and the bad of this filter.

Ill post update on this :-)

Thanks you :-)
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Good looking tank! It shouldn't be that hard to work on

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You sure it's a 90 and not an 80 extra high?

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You sure it's a 90 and not an 80 extra high?

The previous owner told me it was a 90gal ( 48"L x 15 1/2"W x 31 1/2 "H ) are the dimension same as the 80gal tall?
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