Tank dimensions - small height

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Tank dimensions - small height

Post by kuba06 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:18 pm

Hi All,
what would you say about the tank dimensions at 150cm x 45cm x 25cm (height). I thinkig about it for some small plecos.
thank you for your ideas.

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Re: Tank dimensions - small height

Post by Mol_PMB » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:13 pm

I have a custom size tank 60x60x30cm(high) which I use as a pleco breeder. I had it made that size to fit an awkward space under the stairs. So far I have successfully bred 3 species in it (at different times), including Ancistrus, Panaqolus and Pseudolithoxus.
I think 25cm depth would also be fine.
Just remember that a shallow tank has less volume so you may need to do more frequent water changes.

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Re: Tank dimensions - small height

Post by kuba06 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:33 pm

Mol_PMB wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:13 pm
I have a custom size tank 60x60x30cm(high) which I use as a pleco breeder. I had it made that size to fit an awkward space under the stairs. So far I have successfully bred 3 species in it (at different times), including Ancistrus, Panaqolus and Pseudolithoxus.
I think 25cm depth would also be fine.
Just remember that a shallow tank has less volume so you may need to do more frequent water changes.
Hi, thank you :-)
I am using smaller tanks with 25 cm height and bred there few species (L134, L107, L168) too. But I wasnt sure about such a longer tank like 150cm. Will think about that and will see :-)

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Re: Tank dimensions - small height

Post by Bas Pels » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:55 pm

In a 25 cm high tank you best keep the sandlayer thin, and I think that will be all.

Fish don't need much height in a tank. It looks nice, it stabilyses your water a bit, but that is it. I have three 150 * 70 * 30 cm (l * w * h) tanks in use.

These are devided in the middle, producing six 75 * 70 * 30 cm tanks, which gives a lot of possibilities.
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