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40 Breeder or 40 Long

I already have a 40B running with a cerges reactor. Forget about the price as I know the 40B is cheaper when $1/G sale. I am looking to consolidate 2 smaller tanks into one. I like the length that 40L has but 40B has more floor space. What do you think in terms of planting and co2 distribution on a 4ft tank? I am thinking of running 2 sunsun with spray bar and co2 via inline atomizer on both filters if I go with 40L. I didn't see many people or journal with a 40L tank.
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the 12inch depth of the 40L/55g tanks makes it harder to scape, since it's so narrow. That 6 extra inches helps a lot!
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the 12inch depth of the 40L/55g tanks makes it harder to scape, since it's so narrow. That 6 extra inches helps a lot!
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I personally like the footprint of the 40B vs a 40L. But it's your tank and go with what YOU like the best
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Hope i'm not thread-jacking....but could someone here tell me quickly exactly what a "breeder" tank is suppose to be? I mean, I know it is less rectangular than the "long" tank but specifically why is it called a breeding tank??
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OP: the breeder is much better for aquascaping.
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Yep, I owned a 40B, and I like the depth too, so I want to try something different. Maybe I will end up setting 40B but having a wider tank makes my room smaller, thats why I want to use the length of my room instead, lol. What is 40L good for?
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Hope i'm not thread-jacking....but could someone here tell me quickly exactly what a "breeder" tank is suppose to be? I mean, I know it is less rectangular than the "long" tank but specifically why is it called a breeding tank??

I don't know how accurate this is, but someone told me once (a long time ago) that it was intended for breeding tanks, as opposed to show tanks. - show tanks being long and tall, to get a large window to see the fish in a living room or something, and breeder tanks being wide to get more surface area for gas exchange, etc. in a fishroom.
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Just purchased a 40B today because I love the dimensions (36x18x16 vs my 29's 30x12x18, which I felt was too tall and narrow). Seems I made the right choice.

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