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8 x 2 x 2 or 8 x 3 x 2?

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G'day guys

I currently have a 6x2x2ft tank with 4 young oscars and 4 green terrors (two white saum two gold saum). I will be upgrading the tank to an 8fter but was just wondering if there is much benefit going an extra foot deep? i.e. 8L x 2D x 2H or 8L x 3D x 2H?

Also what would be the best tank manufacturer for this size tank, that will also deliver it? I'll also be getting a second 8fter or a 6x3x2, as well as a 4x2x18" high so need a good supplier for these- just after good quality. Have seen things about MaryAnnes aquarium, aquarium warehouse... what do you guys recommend?

Thanks!

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Highly recommend going at least to 2.5 foot wide. If you're concerned 3ft width is too much (which I personally wouldn't be) go 2.5 high as well as 2.5 wide. If budget isn't the issue I'd always go 2.5 wide as a min when keeping Americans.

Ps you'll never regret having a tank from MaryAnne's as Dennison is the Yoda of tank builders. He did my 12x4x2.5 and I couldn't be happier with construction and service.

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I have a little bit of time to play until I the Americans need upgrading (a few months I'm guessing). So I'd rather go bigger now, rather than to regret my decision later. I bought the 6x2x2 when I just had two young oscars which would have been fine. But I've since bought green terrors and two more oscars so need to upgrade :) Besides I saw a 8x2x3h today so now I'm even more keen :)

I need to buy the 4fter first for my axies, so have contacted Dennison about it. Will then probably get the 8fter from him later too :)

Thanks guys

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Excited about getting my first tank from Dennison :) Just waiting to pay the deposit on the 4x2x18" for the axolotls, then the big 8fter will be next :D :D :D

Never thought I'd get so hooked on keeping fish. Always liked Betta splendens- keep and did breed them... Other than that, I've always liked oscars but only just bit the bullet got my first two a few weeks ago and haven't looked back since! Will end up having a 8x3x2, a second 8x3x2 or possibly a 6x3x2 instead, as well as a 4x2x18", and possibly a two tier with two 4fters. Can't wait :)

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