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View Poll Results: What is your preference for height in a aquarium ??
18 inches high 15 7.43%
24 inches high 102 50.50%
30 inches high 73 36.14%
Other please specify 12 5.94%
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Old 11-18-2005, 02:20 AM
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hi fin

i voted other because over here we are 95% glass tanks and you can save a fortune if you stay at 20inchs instead of 24inch plus my frontosa's don't swim up to the top that much any way
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If I had a 30" I'd find a way to reach the bottom, lol.
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If I had a 30" I'd find a way to reach the bottom, lol.

LOL @ TJ After purchasing my first 30 inch high 6 foot long tank there was some cursing "hard to reach areas cleaning".I ended up buying myself a extra long Python vacuum tube 48 inches long , which then mades things much easier for maintenance cleaning .
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LOL @ TJ After purchasing my first 30 inch high 6 foot long tank there was some cursing "hard to reach areas cleaning".I ended up buying myself a extra long Python vacuum tube 48 inches long , which then mades things much easier for maintenance cleaning .
That's what I did for my 220 gal tank too, get a long Python vacuum, that's the best way to get to all areas of the tank, plus if you are using sand then there's less chance the sand will get sucked out og the long Python tube
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I have a 125g on a 24in stand dont like it. I have a 180g and a 250g both on 30in stands the bigger the better . For all you who don't like to clean the 30 plus inches by a step ladder makes it a whole lot easier.
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I have a 125g on a 24in stand dont like it. I have a 180g and a 250g both on 30in stands the bigger the better . For all you who don't like to clean the 30 plus inches by a step ladder makes it a whole lot easier.
he is talking about height of the tank not height of the stands but yes your right a step ladder works perfect on taller tanks
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Oh dum me . Well in that case no bigger then 24in my fronts dont spend much
time at the top of the tank.
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24" is perfect nice and deep and you can still clean it.
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i like 20inches high .just to be different!
i already have to stand on a chair to do anything in the tank & if it were any deeper i'd have to get in it as my arms wouldn't reach the bottom
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I voted for the 30" for looks. When you look at practicality, I like the 18" but lets look at depth as a factor! I like a large volume of water for my Kigomas but prefer that extra volume in width and length since they can use the bottom space much more efficiently. I am building an acrylic 190 right now which will be only 18" high, 30" deep and and 6 1/2 feet wide. I don't see that even 24" or even 18" is awkward in apprearance. If proportion is an issue, it can be made up esthetically with the hood.
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