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Post by Pufferfreak on April 14th 2008, 7:15 pm

What do you guys prefer. I know that long tanks are better because they have more surface area. Bu what do you guys prefer. I like the long tanks! lol!
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Post by crazedpuffer on April 16th 2008, 3:21 pm

Long, tall tanks are way to hard to clean.

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Post by Pufferfreak on April 16th 2008, 5:10 pm

I never thought of that. Your whole arm must get wet.
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Post by crazedpuffer on April 17th 2008, 8:17 pm

Yeah and then if you use a long syphon it gets stuck in decorations and stuff and is hard to control.

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Post by Pufferfreak on April 17th 2008, 8:21 pm

I think some fish like long take better because they have more swimming space. What is your opinion on the 20 gal Longs?
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Post by KIONG on April 18th 2008, 8:07 am

IMO, the longest and deepest tank's the best! HAH.

I personally prefer tanks which a longggg... and relatively shallow. Gives the room an elongated feeling, making it look bigger.

but long, shallower tanks might be quite hazardous for "jumpers" like puffers and some boxfishes.

I think the aquascaping plays a vital role
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Post by Pufferfreak on April 18th 2008, 5:01 pm

Yeah. IMO floating plants tend to make them look shorter. I am thinking about a 40 for my puffer.
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Post by KIONG on April 19th 2008, 9:25 am

Floating plants sometime really make good stuff to induce breedin in fishes.. haha I'm into breeding.

wow, 40 Gal. What's the lucky puffer?
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Post by Pufferfreak on April 19th 2008, 1:07 pm

My valentini puffer, hero! If you go to the saltwater section of the forum i think i have him posted their. His tank looks better though than it did then. On my b-day i am planning on getting more liverock for more hiding places.
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Post by Nick on April 20th 2008, 12:14 am

I really prefer tanks that are as tall as possible for the length, because I have very limited space and more gallons is more diluted wastes, no matter how I get those gallons. With territorial fish, footprint size(lengthxwidth) is important, but given the same footprint, I always want the tallest tank possible for more waste dilution.
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Post by KIONG on April 20th 2008, 9:07 am

true abt the dilution factor, haha when space area comes into play.

Just wanna ask how you maintain a tall tank at home?? Cause the in the public aquarium(Underwater World Singapore), there's several tallll tanks, we do daily siphon using self-designed siphons.

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Post by Nick on April 20th 2008, 3:09 pm

I'm 6 foot and have long arms, so even a 30" deep tank isn't too bad for me.
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Post by Pufferfreak on April 22nd 2008, 7:19 pm

Works for you LOL. BTW how many tanks do you have nick?
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Post by Nick on April 22nd 2008, 8:08 pm

Right now only 3 set up, Shakespeare's tank, my DP tank, and a 2.5 gallon I quarantine feeder crayfish in. I have a 29 sitting below Shakespeare's tank, if I think I can get away with it I'll set it up as a sump. Just have to build a good overflow.
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Post by Pufferfreak on April 22nd 2008, 8:09 pm

Oh that should be fun.
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Post by KIONG on April 25th 2008, 1:29 am

haha, yea but I'm refering to tall display tanks over a metre tall.

Yea I think sump's pretty good idea. Post up any info is you start working on the sump yea.
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Post by Pufferfreak on April 25th 2008, 11:34 pm

Yeah we always need DIY stuff. Maybe i should create a section for that.
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