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What is optimum depth for frag tank

Discussion in 'General (Hobby Related)' started by xroads, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper GIRS Member Sponsor

    La Porte City Iowa
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    I was thinking about making a table top tank for growing out frags.  I was thinking about 8" of water.  What do you guys think?
    Thx
    Craig
     
  2. slovan

    slovan Experienced Reefkeeper

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    It seems kind of shalllow. Most I have seen are at least 12" but I don't think there's a magical height requirement. I suppose the type of lighting and corals you're trying to grow out would also be a factor.
     
  3. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper GIRS Member Sponsor

    La Porte City Iowa
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    I was thinking the closer the coral is to the surface the more light it would get. What would the advantage be of having more water?
     
  4. covey

    covey

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    Water movement. Its hard to get good turnout in a flat pan style tank
     
  5. slovan

    slovan Experienced Reefkeeper

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    What type of lighting do you plan on using? If you use MH, you could be giving some corals too much light in a shallow tank.
     
  6. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper GIRS Member Sponsor

    La Porte City Iowa
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    I am thinking about building a greenhouse. Since i wasnt able to put the 30 foot tank in the basement I want to put it in the greenhouse.
     
  7. slovan

    slovan Experienced Reefkeeper

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