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    Default Buying a New Tank - Advice on Dimentions plz

    SO - I have a big Failure on my 400G and I need a replacement.

    I am looking at some standard 310's that are 96" wide x 30" deep x 25" tall

    I did find a Used 96 Wide x 24 deep and 36 tall (used)

    My Question, is the bigger foot-print better or would the discus like the Height?

    Not worried about the extra Volume
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    Default Re: Buying a New Tank - Advice on Dimentions plz

    In my experience, discus prefer height over area. Just know that tall tanks are more difficult to clean if you're planning for substrates, plants, etc.
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    Default Re: Buying a New Tank - Advice on Dimentions plz

    thanks, my current setup is 30" deep. I like that depth. 36" would be difficult.

    I can get a new 310 thats 25" deep for 2K - the next step up is a 30" deep the same dimensions but the price jumps up to over 5K... Having trouble justifying the price for the extra 5"
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    Default Re: Buying a New Tank - Advice on Dimentions plz

    My discus are in a deep tank (36). They don't seem to enjoy swimming up and down nearly as much as swimming back and forth. I personally wouldn't spend the 5K

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    Well thats encouraging, cause I am having trouble convincing my self to spend the extra $3300 for 5 more Inches! lol
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    Default Re: Buying a New Tank - Advice on Dimentions plz

    I agree with Andy.
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    Default Re: Buying a New Tank - Advice on Dimentions plz

    Yup, spending 5k on this would be too much.

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    Default Re: Buying a New Tank - Advice on Dimentions plz

    I am looking into Acrylic tanks - which of course more than doubles the price if not triple or more. I just don't want to do this again. I want this to be my Last Aquarium... I am not 20 anymore and I don't want to keep doing this lol. My 400 was suppose to be my "last" Aquarium but it has failed so here I am again......
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    Default Re: Buying a New Tank - Advice on Dimentions plz

    Looking forward to your aquarium. Whats your stocking atm
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    Default Re: Buying a New Tank - Advice on Dimentions plz

    old set up was Monsters and Rays. Sold all that Because I was going to Discus. Never got there because I found these tank Issues. It will be a while before I have a tank with water much less fish again.

    PS - Unless I find a deal on a used tank, I will probably be ordering a 96x30x30 acrylic tank by the end of the week
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