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Old 08-01-2005, 02:15 PM
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Josh, Glad to hear you don't have to postpone your tank, but Sorry to hear you're not going to italy.

I really like the 5'tanks. something like 60x24x20 is a 125 I think. you can put a 55 underneath as a sump/fuge, and still have a bit of room. Lighting becomes wierd with 5' though. but with only 20" tall, you can go with 250s without a problem. I actually have no problem on my 20" 20Tall with a 150. You could put three in there and be set!

And Just to let you know, I built my oak stand and canopy for about $100. Most of the cash went into the trim ($65 or so) because I wanted nice shapes. If I went with simpler trim, (or had a router table and bits) the cost would have been about $50. I also had enough scrap to build the waterbucket cover/seat. So I'm sure we (MR) could build you a stand and canopy for less than they'll charge, and you can cusomize it a lot easier. Plus, I've been itching to build something nice. . .

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Old 08-01-2005, 02:32 PM
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well here's my take. I have a 60x24x20. I got that size because it was the biggest tank I thought I could carry up the four flights to my apartment.
I like the depth and the length, but not the height. I thought I would not need the height, but i was wrong. i makes a huge difference in aquascaping, and having room for coral to grow. After seeing Jim's 180 I knew that he had th e perfect reef tank size, there are bigger tanks sure, but the 180 has the perfect proportions.
if you have the 72" x 24" footprint you might as well go for the height, trust me on this, if you get a tank that low you will not be happy with it in the long run.
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Old 08-01-2005, 05:04 PM
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I thought mine was a masterpiece from glasscages, but then again, this is my first custom built tank - someone with years and years of experience with custom tanks may know better. I think mine is exceptional, though.

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Old 08-07-2005, 11:34 AM
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I second jhales comment about the depth, it makes a huge difference if you can just walk up to a tank and look straight in without having to duck down. My tank is a little too deep at 30 inches, things that fall to the bottom are difficult to retrieve, but only just. If it was just three inches shorter it would be perfect. Also proportionately a little more depth just seems to look right.
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