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Re: tank sizes

I have a beautiful place to put a big, new tank, but no big new tank to put
there.  I originally wanted a 6-foot tank - either a 125 or 135 gallon
tank - but after looking through the results from the aquascaping showcase
I'm having second thoughts.  It seems very difficult to put together a
cohesive aquascape in that size tank.  The aquascapes often (as Karen
Randall commented a couple times) "lack focus"<<

I disagree.And wasnt one of Frode's tanks over 100 gallon? I would hardly
call his having "lack of focus" I think most of us are amatures compared to
Frode. But I dont think the size of the tank mattered. I find large tanks
much easier to work with. The bigger the better. The more space you have the
easier it is to create depth of field and the more variety and inventive you
can be. I think Karen's and other judges comments also supported the idea
that smaller tanks are much more difficult to aquascape, particularly in a
dutch style. I got lots of new ideas how to improve my 100 gallon aquascape
from the contest, but I was still proud how mine looked! :) If I had a 120
or a 130 gallon, and cant see how it would be any more difficult. If I had
that HUGE tank that was in the contest, I would have done it much
differently...I'd be in 7th heaven!

Robert Paul H