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Planting a tall tank

So does anyone have any different methods of helping to plant a really tall tank? like 24 inches tall? Especially someone who's like 5'6 lol
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that would definitely help. how about making the substrate a bit deep? say 3 or 4 inches?
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3-4" is not very deep at all. You can slope it so that it's even deeper at the back, or mound it so that it's super deep, like 10"+.

I'd like to have a 36" tall tank one day but I'd need custom tools or extensions to reach the bottom. I'm not going to scuba dive into it just to trim the plants.
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Yeah I know what you mean. I am about 5'7". What I end up doing is buying the tanks and then build a stand so it's easy for me to reach in. The benefit is being shorter when I sit down it's perfect height to see right inside.
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that would definitely help. how about making the substrate a bit deep? say 3 or 4 inches?
I tried this and would not recommend it. Anaerobic spots.

I'm 5'4" and I use a step stool and 13" tools when working in my own 24" deep 90gal.





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I've had no problems with the substrate like that before.

Does that help at all?
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My 30" deep 220. Super pita lol. I have to take my shirt off. Tried cutoff shirt and my chest gets soaked.. so its no shirt when planting. Most of the time my nose Is touching the water . Im 5 10". And thats with a step stool. . Lol my 25 is easy. I can touch the substrate all day.. just watch my sleeves.

I can't seem to work the tools well enough. Step stool is a must tho.
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I bought some long tongs at petco that help a lot on my 24" tall tank. It was about $10 and has interchangeable parts. It comes with tongs and scissors. I really don't know what I'd do without it. I am 6' 2" and I have to put my entire arm in the tank to reach the bottom....not fun at all lol.


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I have two deep tanks 110gal (30") and 80gal (31") and i am only 5'4"
i use a werner step ladder :-)
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Yeah I know what you mean. I am about 5'7". What I end up doing is buying the tanks and then build a stand so it's easy for me to reach in. The benefit is being shorter when I sit down it's perfect height to see right inside.
that's short???
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Everything is relative. When everyone in your family is over 6' tall yeah 5'7" is short. Never hear the end of them either.
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