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Old 08-24-2014, 11:05 AM
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going to be starting a plywood build very soon and am just curious about foot print size. I have an area in my home that would accommodate a tank with the following dimensions.

24 H X 36W X 48 L= 180 gallon

would this work for 6 Kipili frontosa as I know people favor the standard 5-6 foot wide tanks????
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:27 AM
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Like you said most favor a 6' tank. I'm not sure what the added depth would do. It's gotta help. I've had many in four foot tanks. It all depends on the alphas personality.
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Like you said most favor a 6' tank. I'm not sure what the added depth would do. It's gotta help. I've had many in four foot tanks. It all depends on the alphas personality.
+1 That's often the deal right there imo.

I do think the extra depth front to back will help, but every foot in length over 4 ft ups your odds and makes things easier imo. I'd estimate it as something on the order of 5 ft. being @ 40% better odds (or a couple of fish more) than 4 ft., 6 ft. 25-30% better than 5 ft. and so on, if that makes sense. My opinion is for 6 adults I'd try to get close to 5 ft. length. At 4x3 I'd be more comfortable with a quad or maybe 5. But, again, alpha and individual group can also make a difference.

All based on a breeding group of adults. A lot different scenario if they're younger, smaller, all one gender, etc.
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ok....good to know....will have to look at relocating
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