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    Need opinions on new tank

    I am planning on upgrading my tank to a corner bow tank with a 10 flat back (give room for wires and what not) the tank is from marineland... I was just wondering what everyone though about a tank like this pros and cons.. The only con that I'm having a hard time with is lighting.. It's 24 inches high so pc's will be hard 1-because of penitration and because the tank is rounded and 2- because it tapers on its way back to the corner I would have to get mulpitle sizes of bulbs t's will be pretty much the same thing just maybe a bit better light penatration.

    Halides are an option but I know can get quite costly.. I was thinking 2x175 watt with 2 attinics in there somehow just for dawn dusk as I will get the bulbs in 14k se's.

    I will have an DIY overflow with a sump and auto top off underneath the cabinet that I will be building.

    Any comments??

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    What's a "corner bow tank with a 10 flat back"
    Rob

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    it has a 10 inch flat back to allow for wires to be tucked behind the tank the sides sit flat with the walls and the front is a bow.

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    Is it something like this??

    Is it something like this?? If so what are the dimensions?

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    Yes OSD exactly like that. The back is 10 inches accross and the sides are 48" from one point to the other and 24 " high. pretty sure it works out to 80 gal.

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    Maybe something like this

    I think your going to need to use 2 MH and a few tubes to cover that nicely.
    Rob

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    I didnt think about the side tubes good idea.. I can't wait. Thanks OSD.

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    I agree with Rob's palcement of the bulbs. You can't get better than that configuration!!!!

    I have ne experience with corner tanks, but aren't "all" of them made with that flat back? it seems like an excellant way to hide all the wiring and plumbing.

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