How high is your tank from the floor?

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How high is your tank from the floor?

Postby BraenDead on Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:24 pm

I am curious how high most people have their tanks from the floor? I think mine is a lot closer to the ground than many other's tanks and would like a taller stand. What is a good height, what does everyone have? (mine is 28" off the floor)

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Postby hazard on Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:29 pm

I like to build my stands so the tank is an inch or two below my armpit height. This has been for my 75's and 125's. I think the stand height ends up being around 30-31". I will check when I get home today

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Postby friogatto on Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:37 pm

My stand is 39" tall. I'm 5' 10" so this keep me from having to duc to look at the tank. Any higher and I wouldn't be able to open my canopy. It hits the ceiling.
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Postby spbreeder on Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:55 pm

Mine is 24" off the floor and the tank is 18" high. Short enough so the kids can see in it and tall enough to keep them out.
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Postby tzenda on Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:03 pm

my tank is 28" off the floor, but i would like it to be quite a bit higher and am thinkin about buildin a new stand

as it is now i have to bend over or sit down to see it, but i can look in through the top easy enough though
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Postby hazard on Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:58 pm

Top of stand

31" for 125g
36" for 75g
32" for 40g

I put tanks below so I have 7-8" between top of tank and to nearest 2x4

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Postby moujon on Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:56 pm

I've got you all beat for my 125 FW; the tank bottom sits at 44"-45"! It's basically "bar height". I have to use a ladder for maintenance. But it's great for viewing! Should have done the same thing for the SW- that's a standard height.
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Postby BraenDead on Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:20 pm

I'm thinking I am going to go like 40-44" for my next tank/stand. I need the extra room for equipment and storage and I think being at eye level would look a lot more appealing.

Thanks for the help!

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Postby moujon on Sat Jan 29, 2005 7:19 am

Here's a picture of the stand- hopefully we can finish staining the doors this weekend. You can see how tall it is compared to the doorway on the right. That was when it was first setup- have since changed filters, done some landscaping, and moved my African cichlids in.
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Postby meisen on Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:45 am

My 120 is up fairly high....eye level for me at 5'11" is about midway up the reef structure. It is cool in some reguards and definitely makes the tank look imposing. Also nice b/c you dont really see much of the equipment you would normally see on top (lights, pumps, cords etc). Downer is the maintainance. It is a bear to get into the tank as its also 24" deep. It doesnt put your in a ergodynamically sound position to lift things (or really to do anything). I keep getting visions of Deuce Bigelow in my head when I climb up there!!! If I didnt have freakishly long arms, I would be in real trouble lol. Having it really high also makes it tough for our friends kids to see in there (but they probably wont pour their juice in there either). I have tons of space below for the life support stuff so thats a real plus.
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Postby BraenDead on Sat Jan 29, 2005 7:50 pm

Awesome! I love seeing and hearing about the high tanks :) Gives me motivation to go really tall (although I have 15' ceilings in my office so I'll have to show some restraint).

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