02-13-2009, 12:50 AM #1
Which display tank would you like more?
This is for a 10' by 3' reef display tank at work. The option is basically short and viewable from above or the normal tall tank viewable only from the side.
Top-view: from above you see ripples and distorted corals. People have a tendendy to put fingers and hands in the water, even pole the corals.
Side-only: no issues with people contaminating the water. I think the side-view is more impressive and looks better, you don't have to bend over to see the corals.Owner: Aquarium Maintenance and Pet Care Company
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02-13-2009, 12:55 AM #2
I would do side view, that way people can look buy not touch
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02-13-2009, 01:20 AM #3
definitely side view
02-13-2009, 01:43 AM #4
agreed side view, there is some bad people out there..
02-13-2009, 01:46 AM #5
forgot to mention, with a top view theres bound to be dozens of people wanting to throw in pennies
02-13-2009, 01:51 AM #6
I prefer side views as well.
02-13-2009, 07:30 AM #7
If it ain't a tide pool.... side view definitely. Besides, as others have said, if it's open to the public, you hvae to "childproof" it or who knows what you'll end up with inside the tank....Yup, I got fish!
02-13-2009, 07:43 AM #8
side view is safer and look goodSoundar A
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02-13-2009, 10:47 AM #9
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