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Old 05-07-2007, 03:04 AM
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Default 150 vs 180 gallon: Tank Recommendation

Hello everyone,

I've been lurking on this forum for the past 3 years or so to learn as much information about fronts as I could before purchasing any.

In the beginning I only had a 75 gallon tank and opted to wait until I had a larger tank.

Well 2 years later and I'm ready to make that purchase and needed help with which tank to get.

I'm stuck between the 150 gallon (72x18x29) or the 180 gallon (72x24x24)

The 150 I can get for 1/4 the cost (used) of a new 180 gallon.

Is the 6" difference in width worth the major price difference?

Thx in advance,

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Old 05-07-2007, 03:11 AM
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Hey mate i think that the width is just as important as the length personally. The 6Inches is 1/4 of the 24" and really gives the fish a heap more room to swim around. Although these fish are deep water fish in the home aquarium people often refer to the footprint of the tank. In this regard 72"x24" is much better than 72"x18".

Also how many cyphos do you plan on purchasing?
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thx for the quick reply,

I'm thinking of just a small group, it's just hard to pass up such a good deal on a 150 vs spending 4x more to get the 180.
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If your thinking of a small group of anywher from 6-10 i would say it would be ok. However in saying that any fish over 10 Inches might find it a bit tight in an 18Inch wide tank. Good luck and keep us posted with your choice.

What variant do you plan on getting?
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Personally, in this particular situation, I would save the cash and buy the 150. If it is a nice set up. Saving 3/4 of the price is a big savings in my book, and I think your fronts will do just fine in a 6 foot 150g.
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welcome to cyphos.com
i would go w/ the 150g..
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I agree with Joe and Hanz. Save your money and buy the 150 Welcome to the forum. If you really like doing this save up and buy a 240 or larger for your next purchase.
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If it's a nice setup on the 150 then go that way. If they were both new I'd got with the 180. But I also like saving $$$$. That then leaves more $$$$$ for your Frontosa!!

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What variant do you plan on getting?

I'm not all that familiar with any one of the varients but I've done the most reading on burundi and mpimbwe. I was leaning more towards the latter of the two. I like the colouring of the m's a little more.

I've also read they are pretty outgoing.
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