How do you decide your aquarium height?

  • How do you decide how tall that you want your specific tank in your room, and what do you do to make sure it reaches that specific height? I've seen stands have options that can raise/lower, or people use DIY methods to build their own tank stand to make it that given height.

  • This is something I have looked into time and time again and from my own experiences and what I have watched/read, no matter if it is a salt tank or a fresh tank, most people prefer to go with longer setups rather than taller ones. I think height is great if you plan on using a lot of taller plant life but if you don't, then height really just makes filtering and cleaning more difficult.

  • I try to check the height of what will be around it and make sure that if I want something to be seen from the top view that I have a low stand. Otherwise, I'll buy a tank stand that will have the tank slightly below my eye height (normal sized stand and height for tanks).

  • DIY aquarium stands can be made with T slot aluminum and they are very durable and can withstand the weight of the aquariums. The height I prefer is 20 inches as that would enable me to have the desired substrate for my tank.

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