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Scotty and Tammy's magnificent "4x4" 240 gallon SPS reef

By Leonard Ho - Posted Sep 12, 2014 09:00 AM
A newly published video of this 48x48x24 inch reef demonstrates how the front-to-back width of an aquarium - the "3rd dimension" - can have an even bigger visual impact than length and height.
Scotty and Tammy's magnificent "4x4" 240 gallon SPS reef

Scott and Tammy Lambert's awesome 4x4 SPS reef

Narrow front-to-back tanks provide a more "2D photo snapshot" point of view while deep front-to-back tanks lends more of a "peering into the reef" vista.  As the video (below) attests, walking around this 48x48x24" peninsula-style aquarium opens up a bunch of incredible viewing possibilities that conventionally-dimensioned aquariums can not offer.

Follow the progress of this Australian tank build on the Facebook page dedicated to this captive reef.  Scotty and Tammy's aquarium has also been featured in a recent issue of Reef Hobbyist Magazine. We encourage you to read the RHM article for a full rundown on this immaculately engineered and healthy system.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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