half barrel tanks 180º, good for a reef tank?

PelagicMagic

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Does a half barrel tank make a good reef tank? What is the biggest half barrel tank available? (Its got to be bigger than 180g. and made of glass)
 

nikonosis

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6913677#post6913677 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by TheFishManiac
it's a half circle..

are there any stores around that actually have one setup with a reef in it? I don't think ive seen one before.
 

nikonosis

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what i wonder is this. for big tanks like a regular 180g or something why don't the companies bend the corners of the glass like they do for nano tanks? does it make the glass to weak or something?
 

SSweet1

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OOOH 175 bowfront, that would so rock!! I love my 72 bowfront. I think bowfronts display stuff so nicely. They appear bigger than they are. I actually bought too much liverock when I thought I would have needed more.
Carrie
 

SSweet1

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Nikonosis, I have seen bent corner tanks and the blurried line of vision is around 4-6 " across on big tanks because it had to be thick glass to support a large tank. It really doesnt look good because it contorts everything. I started to do this on my big tank and when I went to the makers place and saw what it would look like, he changed my mind. Even the 39 gallon tank I had was not as good as a seamed tank. Everytime my seahorses swam in the corners they had 2 heads and huge pot bellies :)
Carrie
 

SSweet1

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Yeah the rock is from Steve, I may sell some off, I have been keeping it in my refugium just building up the corraline. I have some large rocks with huge Kenyas on them I am probably going to see if Bio wants them or Rob's cause these are real nice pieces that are mature and they always trade me for something I can use. As for the rock I will let you know. I moved some stuff around in my big tank and broke some purple cap pieces, I will be bringing some cool stuff to the next meeting, I really overcrowded myself. Like I said the bowfronts look alot larger than they are inside.
Carrie
 

PelagicMagic

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Well I need to keep looking around. The half circles are nice but are too small for what I have in my 180. I like those aqua medic octagon tanks too and they get big.

Ikaria that was a great web page
 

tbass

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Looking for a half barrel 180? I think they have one on sale at the pet supply store next to Publix on fleming Island . The sales person there said to me to make him an offer . I said how about $35, he said get out ! I said ok $ 45. he its a real steal if you have $2800 I think thats what they were asking . check it out .
 
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