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Blackheart 11-16-2012 01:35 PM

37 gallon aquarium
 
So I currently have a 25 gallon aquarium. I really wanted to get a much larger one, but not too large as I only have a limited amount of room. Would it be worth it to upgrade from my 25 gallon to a 37 gallon?

ony 11-16-2012 03:05 PM

Depends what you want to do with it.

Ulupica 11-16-2012 03:33 PM

Benefits of going to a 37:
You will gain a lot of water volume which would aid stability.
You would gain another 6 inches in length.
The added height would be good if you want angel fish.

Cons:
The height of the tank makes planting and other maintenance jobs harder.
Need more light to reach the bottom due to the height.

I personally like the proportions of the 37 (kind of like watching a TV screen) but you are limited by the 12" depth (the same as the 25). I know I was up to my armpit in water if I had to reach down to the bottom.

My favorite tanks (proportion wise and all around usability) are the 20L, 40 Breeder, and the standard 75.

kruzerman 11-16-2012 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ulupica (Post 2080722)
Benefits of going to a 37:
You will gain a lot of water volume which would aid stability.
You would gain another 6 inches in length.
The added height would be good if you want angel fish.

Cons:
The height of the tank makes planting and other maintenance jobs harder.
Need more light to reach the bottom due to the height.

I personally like the proportions of the 37 (kind of like watching a TV screen) but you are limited by the 12" depth (the same as the 25). I know I was up to my armpit in water if I had to reach down to the bottom.

My favorite tanks (proportion wise and all around usability) are the 20L, 40 Breeder, and the standard 75.

I have to agree with all of these remarks. I love my 37 but maintenance is a PITA. Especially when i have to trim low plants like DHG and lighting was not easy. I would have liked to go with a 40B but the dimensions of my stand would not allow the depth.

Blackheart 11-16-2012 04:15 PM

I decided to scrap that idea and go with a 56 gallon column aquarium, however. Due to being on sale for just around the same price

steveo 11-17-2012 03:21 PM

You will be glad you chose the 56 gallon over the 37 gallon tank. I too was making the same choice and have not regreted going with the larger of the two.


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