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Shallow or long for aquascaping emergent growth

Shallow tank (such as UNS 60S or 45S) or long tank (traditional 12 gallon long dimensions) for a Medaka/ricefish (Oryzias latipes) 'biotope' tank with emergent growth?

I'm currently in the (very, very) early planning stages, and planning to model it after Shrimpery's(on Instagram) Oryzias latipes pond-style shallow, emergent tanks, and the traditional shallow pond dishes used to keep them in Japan(check out the hashtags on Instagram, it's all in Japanese but the photos and videos are awesome!) But I would like to put it on the back of my desk to enjoy while I work(weight isn't an issue, I'm building the desk) and the long tank is the only option that will fit. If the shallow would be significantly superior for aquascaping I can just put it on a stand next to the desk.

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Sounds like a plan.

I have the ADA 45-F and think shallow scapes like what you're planning are ideal.

Also have a 12gal long and truly believe it's best suited for something like what you're planning. Tons of room for larger pieces of driftwood and rock to allow for emergent growth.

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I am excited to see how it turns out. In the spring I will be aquascaping a 10 gallon. I will probably copy your tank depending on how it looks.

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Thanks! This is the longest I've been tankless for, and I've been kicking around ideas for a while, but this is the first one I love and actually feel like I can pull off. As long as I can find the Medaka, lol.

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I am excited to see how it turns out. In the spring I will be aquascaping a 10 gallon. I will probably copy your tank depending on how it looks.
I'm excited too! This won't be happening until next spring either, though, unless someone can convince me that I can move it 500+ miles *easily.* Although if I find Medaka, I'll probably set up something simple. Check out my main inspiration: https://www.instagram.com/shrimpery/ and he actually just listed a bunch of the accounts that inspired him, here, which gave me even more ideas! He did a guest blog on Buce Plant, too: https://buceplant.com/blogs/news/a-q...hrimpery-on-ig
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