I like my stands lower. It makes it easier to reach the arms in.
Measure from your armpit to the floor and make sure the top of the tank sits no higher then that.
I like where this thread is going. Too bad it can't be open top. :\
Good idea bud! We are planning on having a sectional back up against the tank, maybe I'll just measure the couch height so the tank will sit right at the top of the couch.
i have my tank sitting on a 36 inch stand... wish i went taller... true i can reach all the way to the bottom of the tank.. and its nice to sit back and watch it from the sofa... just stinks when you walk into the room and have to bend down to look at stuff near the bottom... i guess its a trade off
At 15" I doubt I'll have issues reaching the bottom, but I don't want to have to lay down to look at the tank either... Think I might just try to put it at the top of the couch and go from there.
Looks good! With kids that small you will be dealing with toys & balls being thrown so I would think that taller would be better if you don't want unusual tank decorations. Not to mention the "stuff" that transfers from little fingers to toys that might not make good additives to your tank. Keep us posted with lots of pictures!
Will be completely covered so the only thing the fish will need to worry about is the occasional ball hitting the acrylic.
BTW, get your family out of your tank!!! LOL!
Are you going to put a sump on the tank? It dosnt look like you will have that much room under the tank for a big sump unless it is custom. I really like the long tank, it looks like it has the potential to have an increadible aquascape.
Yes, there will be a sump, and should have plenty of room, but that just got me thinking about it... I'll have to build the sump and stand together else it won't fit in there...
Yes it will be custom, both tank and sump will be built by me.