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What are the best dimensions?

Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by ShadowMac, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    Which tank is better for scaping? An 120H or a 120p?

    120cmx45cmx45cm (120p)

    120cmx45cmx60cm (120H)
     
  2. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Shawn, Think it depends on what you want to Scape ;) But saying that the trend is 120 p long and low (y)Cheers roy PS have you got a new project in mind :)
     
  3. Ohly

    Ohly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hmm.. like he Said, that depends what you plan for it..
    And by the way, is there a chart of dimension? Because a see a lot of 120p , 120h etc...
     
  4. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

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    120p or 120h is old ADA way of naming 120h refer to 60cm height and 120p refer to 45cm height
     
  5. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    I would like something versatile that I can do a lot of scapes in over a long period of time. I do not want to be locked into a single style because of my dimension choice. I'm leaning towards a 120h. Ohly, I did include the dimensions.

    Robert, which would you choose?
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Shawn, The shape and size of ones the tank;) Should not Stop Ones Imagination or versatility to Scape :) Fads come and go's Good Scaping Is Forever(y)Cheers roy
     
  7. Ohly

    Ohly Aspiring Aquascaper

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    actualy the i like resonably high tank.

    i build mine two week ago, and its some kind of high, 40cm x 30 cm x 35 cm

    it will allow me some kind of freedom for future project
     
  8. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    It does matter, proportion in height and width plays a part in the perception and appearance of the scape. I know some scapers will even reduce the water level prior to a photo to improve the proportions for the style scape they chose.
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Shawn, I am learning more every day:D (y)Cheers roy
     
  10. ghostmonk

    ghostmonk Aspiring Aquascaper

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    When I lived in SF bay area, I used to frequent Aquaforest Aquarium to see their setups and understand how they have utilized the height and depth of the tanks. It is difficult to get the rectangular or concave layout perspective of a 90H in a 180p. Size does matter :). Eventually what I figured was that if I needed one large tank to do different styles, choosing dimensions where height = width (depth) = 1/3 of length was the closest I could come up with. I have a custom made 180p and these dimensions provides me ample depth for a driftwood based layout that utilizes the height and width more than the length vs a iwagumi style layout which utilizes the height and length more.

    There is no scientific basis of these proportions, just my personal opinion :)
     
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  11. Shadow

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    I will choose 120x45x45cm, I like panoramic ;)
     
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