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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-16-2019, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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40 gallon breeder or 30 Gallon breeder

So prob a silly question, but would anyone choose a 30 breeder over a 40 breeder if the space wasn't an issue?

Basically I'm setting up my first planted tank. Gona do a jungle inspired theme. And I like the idea of a shallower tank with depth. Hardacape of rock and wood (in tree like fashion).. Small plants and small nano fish swimming across the length of the tank.

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Petco is offering a 50% off sale on 40 gallon breeders right now. This would be the time to get one. If I did not have so many project builds in progress I would definitely get it myself. I did get some 20 gallons and a 10 gallon at the dollar per gallon price for a couple sumps and another quarantine/hospital tank.
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40g hands down. The only difference between the 2 is +4" height on the 40g breeder. Especially with the jungle, those extra 4" will be priceless as your choice of plants that fit 16" is much broader. Take it from the horse's mouth.
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You'll probably end up spending a ton more on the 30g Breeder. I haven't seen any of those for less than a hundo anywhere, but you can get a 40g Breeder for 50 bones at any of the three big pet store chains during their $1/gallon sales.

For any open-top aquascape that may potentially have hardscape elements or plants above the surface you may want a shorter tank, but you'd also probably want rimless.

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I'd just get a 40G. The rim will mess up the look of a shallow tank with hardscape coming out of it anyways. Go 40B and do a nice scape within the tank.

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