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53 breeder planted

Here's the start of my new 53 gallon tank setup. It's made by Marineland and the dimensions of it are 36 x 18 x 21. I know Aqueon makes a 50 gallon tank, but I don't think they make one this size. I used to previously have a standard 55 setup, but I wanted something a bit different to work with and something that didn't take up so much room in our living room. I was originally going to go with a 40B or a 65, but I didn't like the height on either of the tanks. This one was a good compromise right in between the two. My goal is to have a low-tech planted tank that is easy to maintain.

I don't yet have the tank setup as I am still deciding on some things... but here's a few pics to start with anyways...

Few of the stand. I love the design and color on these stands. I had it specially ordered from my LFS in this particular stain. As you can tell, it matches other things in the room lol

Messing around with the tank... Getting more anxious to setting up but I'm waiting a bit to purchase/decide on substrate/lighting/hardscape though I do like this piece of dw that I've had for awhile now. I was going to look into either getting a new Aquaclear 110 or investing in a canister, but now that I think of it, my two AC70 filters should do just fine and actually don't look as bad as I thought they would on the tank, especially once I install a background. If it ain't broke, don't fix it I guess lol

I had ordered a Finnex Planted Plus for when I was going to use a 40B, but now that I have a tank that's so much taller, I'm not sure about it now. I might just return it and get two cheaper led fixures.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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