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Perfect size tank? 12G long or other...

I'm debating getting a new tank and am leaning towards the 12 gallon long.

But i know there is also alot of other great options out there. The tank will be for shrimp and nano fish.

For anyone with a 12G long are you happy with your tank or would you rather have a bigger one?
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I've always been a bigger is better type of guy. I look at any tank under 20 gallons as to be used as critter keepers, quarantine tanks, fry tank, etc etc. 75 is the perfect sized tank haha.
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For tiny fish and shrimp? Either the 12gal (if you want rimless) or a 30/33long (if you aren't afraid of black trim).

Both have really similar dimensions and provide lots of swimming room for small Rasboras and tons of ground area for shrimp.
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20 long is a great size also for smaller fish.
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Rim less or non rim less. My current tank is stocked with CPDs and shrimp. A longer tank would be fun for a bit of aquascaping and a little more room to play with

Is there a 20/30 long that is rimless? if so who makes one?
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ADA and Mr. Aqua have rimless tanks in the 20-30gal ranges. Though, not the exact dimensions of the 30/33long and 20long.

Standard 20Ls are 30x12x12 and 30/33Ls are 48x12.5ishx12.5ish.
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