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Re: [APD] looking to get a new tank
Thought i would throw in some thoughts.
Large tanks need space and the weight should be considered when choosing
where to place the tank. Eight pounds per gallon and then the stand and
tank adds up to a bit of load.
If its to be used as a planted tank, consider how long your arms are in
relation to the depth of the tank. Really deep tanks for smaller people can
be a real PITA.
If space is available, choose to leave an area behind the tank to
construct a simple platform to stand on. This will make the gardening much easier.
Three plastic stools and a couple of 2"x8"x6' boards makes an inexpensive
one . Of course if you are 6'6" tall you wont need it.
Lots of people selling tanks these days. Dont buy one if its empty. Make
the person fill it and then return the next day. If they refuse, dont buy
Most big tank canopies are very heavy. If you want to have one, be sure
you can handle the weight. Some are made with plastic grating on top and
are very light in comparison These are usually custom made. Got mine from a
place in Tempe, AZ.
You may find it cheaper if you move to another state, to sell the tank and
buy a new one when you get there. Moving a tank requires it be "crated"
which entails constructing a woodent frame around the tank. It is not cheap.
have a great Labor Day.
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