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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
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So many choices...

I am currently in the market for a new tank. I have had a 58 gallon setup for almost three years now. I just have a burning desire to setup something different. I have two different tank stands... a 36x18 stand and a 48x13 stand. I used to have a 55 gallon way back and I loved it. Was amazing to see a large school of fish swimming back and forth in a 4 foot long tank. 36x18 tanks are good space savers though.

Here are the options for tanks I was thinking of getting.
33 Long
40 Long
55 gallon
40 breeder
65 gallon

Depending on the tank, I may or may not be going full out planted. I have never done a 65 gallon before and since it's so tall, I might just do a few low light plants here and there. A LFS by me has a Marineland 65 for 136 dollars. A good price.

Currently, Pet Supplies Plus has the Aqueon 40B/55 gallon tanks for half off so that would be a steal of a deal. But I think if I was going to go smaller, I would prefer a longer tank that is shorter, but they are more of a special order and more expensive (90 for a 33 long and 140 for a 40 long) than the current 55 gallon tanks I could get now. I know a lot of people would pick a 40 breeder, but I'm geared more towards a longer tank and I don't really care about depth.

What do you guys think? What would you pick? These are my only options. I cannot get a tank larger than the sizes opted for here per room issues and budget issues.
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If your going for plants the 40b is my favorite small tank due to the lack of brace in the middle.
At the moment my 40b has a colony of laetacara growing out and a bunch of random plants for future scapes . Lighting it with one raised fluval 3.0 works well .
Wider tanks allow for more scaping.

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I recently started a lowish light due to 24" tank height and low tech 60 gallon and I already want to go bigger lol. I'd say go as big as you can fit and afford.
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Originally Posted by Jrb3368 View Post
I'd say go as big as you can fit and afford.
Than that would be either the 55 or the 65 gallon. Thats what I can afford.

Personally, I'm really drawn to the 33 Long. A big long 4 foot tank but a smaller size/volume is what sounds good to me and what I would really like. the 40 Long is nice too.
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