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Before & After - Switching to the 30 Gallon

So I got my 30 gallon, plants, etc. And yesterday I got my new all tank set up!
Yay!

It wasn't as long as I thought it would be (28 inches) but it is certainly still a great upgrade from the 20 gallon.
The inhabitants are LOVING it!
Too bad the (Chinese) Algae-Eater has to go soon, I can tell he likes it too.
There are live and fake plants, the live ones are cryptocornes, bacopa and java moss.
The (african dwarf) frogs seem so happy, already finding a ton of great hiding spots.
The betta also seems to appreciate the upgrade. Found some good hiding places already and has been swimming around with more enthusiasm than ever.

Here are some photos to show the upgrade.

The 20 gallon, bare floor, only live plant was java moss.








The new 30 gallon, plants gravel and all!








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Nice upgrade. Why do you keep the water level so low?


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Thanks.

The low water level is for the froggies. I guess bettas prefer shallower tanks, too, but it's not so much for him.
I've gradually been raising it and they're doing well, don't seem to be having any trouble getting to the surface.
I don't want to go to fast with it though, I'd rather not risk it. Haha
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There's no need to keep the H20 level low for the African Dwarf frogs. I have 2 of these frogs and keep them in a completely full planted tank. They'll make occasional lunges to the surface for air (when needed) regardless of water level. Fill er up! Just make sure you have a cover of some sort, since they're known jumpers.
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Oh yeah I know, I breed them.
I've had one die before from too deep of water though.
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