Tall tank for SW?

Sabi
  • #1
HI there

I'm wondering whether a tall (24gal) tank would make a good Saltwater tank? For some reason I thought maybe it won't do ,so just wanted to see what your opinion is.
 
Sabi
  • Thread Starter
  • #2
;DShould I post it in the sw section maybe?
 
agsansoo
  • #3
Should be OK ... What are the dimensions ?
 
Sabi
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
Its a corner pentagon, so...
corners: 13in
front sides: 5.5in
front:10.5in
length:24in
 
agsansoo
  • #5
Do you have any pictures ?
 
atmmachine816
  • #6
I'm thinking you might need stronger lighting if you want many corals to penetrate the deeper water?
 
Sabi
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
Heres a pic

Actually i'm checking out if it is possible. I originally bought this tank for my angels but have been wondering if it is not too small for them.
Would I be able to get light bulbs to fit the width?
 
atmmachine816
  • #8
You could get some sort of lights, though it would be a bit different from the average saltwater tank. Do you have a 24" light fixture over it now? I would say yes you can have saltwater, what about you agansoo?
 
agsansoo
  • #9
It's always better to have a longer tank, instead of deeper. What about setting up seahorse tank !
As for the lights, 24" fixtures are a standard size.
 
Sabi
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
Thanks, Atm and Agsansoo. I think it will be better to have a rectangular tank after all. I just repaired that tank and if ever, it starts to leak, it'd be better I have Freshwater fish in there rather than SW!

Another q concerning tanks, would you recommended plastic tanks for SW?
 
agsansoo
  • #11
If by plastic, you are referring to acrylic tanks. I prefer glass myself. Acrylic scratches too easy for my taste. Also the tops always look warped from the heat of the light fixtures. They also bow out on the middle, from the pressure of the water ! Just my : ... !
 
Sabi
  • Thread Starter
  • #12
Thanks for your :!
 
atmmachine816
  • #13
Yea just from expierence with acyrlic, they scratch SUPER easily.
 

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