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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-28-2020, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
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Need help with choosing a tank

Hi everyone

I am new here. Not really new to the hobby. Used to have many planted shrimp tanks about 9-10 years ago before it was popular.
Left it and back.

I want to add a planted tank to my new home. But having some issues deciding.
It would sit just behind my work desk, so I need a canopy that blocks the light, otherwise it is impossible to work without this disturbing my eyes (I hate WFH life).
I need something between 24-38 inch in length. Prefer around 30 gallon.
And something that comes with good lights for plants or easy to add lights to.
(Would also like it to come with a matching non-ugly cabinet).

I love Juwel aquariums. I would buy one in a heartbeat if I could, but non in the US as far as I see.
Any suggestions for an aquarium this size with a good canopy to block light and non-ugly so it can sit in a well designed living room?

I was looking at fluval flex, but it has two issues, one is a canopy that does not block light properly (too thin) and the other is that I hate the curve.
Any other brand in the US that you suggest to look at?
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Welcome to TPT.

What about 22g long:

If you can find regular glass by Mr Aqua that would be cheaper for roughly the same quality.

There are a number of bookshelves and filing cabinets from Ikea and such that would make a good stand. Re-purpusing old furniture be even better.

Assuming a ~ 24" tall stand, an LED strip light right on the rim *should* not glare off your screen (I have almost identical setup with this tank, located behind my chair in front of a PC).

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