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Re: Tank shape
>In a message dated 9/19/1999 1:49:54 AM Mountain Daylight Time,
>Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:
>> This one is for Mark Stahlke-
>> In the last APD you mentioned that you have a bowfront tank.
>> I have been drooling over a 150 gal bowfront, picturing it with huge
>> plants and a few discus. But I have been afraid to lay out the cash,
>> because I haven't seen one with water in it. Does it distort? Someone
>> (trying to make a sale) told me that it doesn't "disproportionalize, but
>> does uniformly magnify."
>I don't have one yet, but if the manufacturer uses quality glass, it will
>magnify a little without distortion. It only magnifies horizontally, though,
>making things longer without making them higher.
>I have been thinking about getting one and setting it up backwards, with the
>bow in back. It would give a sort of diarama effect. Has anyone else tried
>Cichlid Trader List Administrator
I have the same tank as Mark's, and I can assure you that there is no
noticeable distortion, nor magnification. The curvature is just too small.
The tank just looks more imposing than a regular flat tank. And I wouldn't
mount it backwards. The curvature is small enough that it will barely be
noticeable in the back. It would be better to spend the extra money in a
wider (front to back) tank.