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4ft Vs 6ft 90+gallon Tanks
April 21, 2012
8:54 am
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I would like to put a large tank in my basement, where I have lots of room and a concrete floor.

I currently have a couple of 55 gallon tanks, so what I'm looking to do is get a tank that will allow me to keep larger fish than is possible in a 55 gallon. (As opposed to a larger quantity of the same fish). I want larger and different fish (right now my largest fish are Rainbows)

I see most 90 gallons are still only 4 feet in length, but wider and higher than the 55 gallon tanks. Does this allow for larger fish, for example, some of the fish that reach up to 12" in length? Or is a 6 foot tank required for most of these fish?

Locally there seems to be a huge jump in price between the 90 4ft tanks and the 100+ Gallon 6ft tanks.

Thanks for the help.

April 21, 2012
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A four foot 90G may have more stocking space, but it lacks the swimming room for larger or more active species. On that basis you'll need to get the six footer.

You don't have to worry about floor strength, but make sure that water changes are practical. Consider the python system or similar if you don't already have one as they're essential when you have large volumes of water to change.

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April 21, 2012
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QUOTE (Eyrie @ Apr 21 2012, 04:49 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
A four foot 90G may have more stocking space, but it lacks the swimming room for larger or more active species. On that basis you'll need to get the six footer.

You don't have to worry about floor strength, but make sure that water changes are practical. Consider the python system or similar if you don't already have one as they're essential when you have large volumes of water to change.

Amen to the python. I use buckets now and it is a huge pain. There is a laundry sink in my basement so I will absolutely be getting a python.

Is a 4ft 90 gallon tank suitable for a Cichlid aquarium, do you think? I don't actually know much about cichlids because until now my largest tank has been a 55 gallon and I have kept easy, hardy, peaceful fish to maintain.

April 22, 2012
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Depends on which species of cichlid you're considering. It's fine for dwarf species, but larger or more active ones will need more swimming room.

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