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Old 05/05/2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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30in tank depth

Hi all, wanted to get some opinions on whether you consider a 30in deep tank a pain to access all parts of the tank for whatever. I am finishing my basement and am trying to decide on a large tank either 24 or 30in deep.


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Old 05/05/2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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I would go deeper actually.
I'm currently planning a 34" so just slightly less than 3ft

I've done 28" before and this wasn't really an issue.


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Old 05/05/2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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So you must use tongs unless you have long arms. I want to keep my pits dry.


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Old 05/05/2012, 12:35 PM   #4
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The issue I have is with cleaning the front pannel. On a glass tank its not bad, but my new acrylic tank its a bear! Hard to reach the bottom to clean at the sand line. One of those long reach tools works great for moving and placing coral or rock. Long tongs for feeding. I enjoy the big 30" pannel for viewing. Personal preferance is all.


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Old 05/05/2012, 12:45 PM   #5
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Don't be a wuss. 48" or bust!

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Old 05/05/2012, 01:08 PM   #6
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Glad to hear your opinions, I was leaning toward the 30in for more volume and a "tall" look.


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Old 05/05/2012, 04:35 PM   #7
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I'm pretty set on 96x30x30 myself, seems to be a happy middle ground.


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Old 05/05/2012, 04:37 PM   #8
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mine is 28" and i couldn't imagine any higher.


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Old 05/05/2012, 08:00 PM   #9
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Aesthetically, Deeper is better, imo more realistic. I have had a 32" depth and hated maintenance. Now I have 23" depth and love it.


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