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edited: any thoughts on the size 36w x 15h x 17d"

fourmations

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hi all

im fairly restricted in the area the tank is going
so i have asked for prices on the above size
36 x 15 x 15" (or 910mm x 380mm x 380mm if you prefer)

like everyone, i am trying to get a deep look
is same height and depth a good option?

rgds

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zig

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Re: any thoughts on the size 36 x 15 x 15"

Hi 4, having more depth is always a good option, 45cm depth would be better IMO, but it really depends on the restrictions you face obviously. Being able to see a tank from both sides is also a consideration if you want to photograpth the tank later on.

There was a tank I noted last year that was if I recall correctly 36x12x12 and it was very impressive, I guess you just need to cut your aquascape to fit your tank so to speak.
 

fourmations

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Re: any thoughts on the size 36 x 15 x 15"

cheers peter

im pretty sure 18" wont fit in the area i have

but i will measure again, its on a counter, not a stand

another question i have on this tank if you dont mind...

the tank is tight in an alcove-type area, walls to three sides
would you bother with the expense of getting a curved corner tank?
also, is there any point in getting opti-white sides and back
when you cant look in the side?
does optiwhite face only look okay?

cheers

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Re: any thoughts on the size 36 x 15 x 15"

If it has walls on 3 sides than a conventional rectangular tank would be better if you don’t have a preference for a curved tank. Also it is only worthwhile having opti-white sides if you are actually going to see them. Many tanks just have opti-white fronts, just makes the viewing window clearer.

Jon
 

fourmations

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Re: any thoughts on the size 36 x 15 x 15"

cheers jonny

on the curved corners....
its not a bow front tank that i mean

its the ones with the radiused seamless corners
like betta tanks and aqua-one
heres the aqua-one one! http://www.aquaone.co.uk/AquaStyle_aquarium.php

cheers on the optiwhite advice
i just wasn't sure if opti face looks weird with 3 sides normal

rgds

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Re: any thoughts on the size 36w x 15h x 17d

hi all

after much measuring
im going to try a 36"w x 15"h x 17"d
(90w x 38h x 42d)

am i correct in saying that the tank being
slightly deeper than taller should work out well?

rgds

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fourmations

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cheers sanj

any other thoughts, 17" is as deep as I can go,
36" is as long as i can go, i can play with height though

im starting to think that it would look even better a little shorter in height
say 14" or even 13"

rgds

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Depends on your personal preference, the nicest tanks tend to be about 1/2 as tall as it is long with a few inches, 24x15 36x22 so on. That's just my two penneth though.
 
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