Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Los Angeles, CA
[updated] Opinions on upgrading from a 20g tall to Mr Aqua 33.6
Hello all, long time reader first time poster.
I have a 20g tall planted now in my living room sitting on a sturdy end table. It was originally a Marineland kit as I was downsizing from saltwater after my second child was born. When the Marineland hood/filter/light died for the second time I decided to buy parts instead.
Now it has:
-Finnex Ray 2 24" (with one layer of window screen to cut the light - had algae before that; this was a great tip I picked up on this site)
-Ecocomplete mixed with some regular gravel
-Variety of plants (crypts, rotala (this grows so fast), swords, anubias, fern)
-1 GBR, 1 small gourami, espeis, rummynose and 2 otos. Some amanos and 2 nerite snails.
The picture below is about a month old and the tank is much more grown in now. The tank has always been stable (3 years now), but with this new light the plant growth has really taken off. I also found a nice piece of manzanita in Sedona that is too large for this tank.
Thinking about the Mr Aqua 33.6 - it will fit on the same table and I hope to be able to use the same light/filter. Anyone made the jump from the 20g to this tank? Wondering if the increase in size is really noticeable as only the depth increases.
The tank must be viewable from all 4 sides given its placement in the room, so I thought rimless would look better. Hoping to do a switch from one to the other, reusing the substrate (adding more obviously).
Only other tank at 24" wide looks to be the 60 Deep Blue, however I think I would need better filtration with that. . and I'm a bit worried about the weight on that end table.
Any thoughts or recommendations?
Last edited by Gasol1; 05-31-2013 at 05:41 PM.
Reason: updating content