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  1. Hi! I want to chat about the best size tank. I have a large wall in my dining room that I want to put a tank on (or in!). I'll most likely build my own stand out of 2x4's and plywood depending on the size of the tank I go with. What are the pros and cons of the different volume 6 foot tanks...
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