So between the 2 tanks, what would you guys choose? I'm in battle with myself recently about this lol I like them both. I can get an Aqueon 33 for 85 dollars at my LFS and a Marineland 40 long for 115 right now. That's not too bad.
On a side note... has anybody here ever had a Seapora brand tank? There's a couple of LFS by me that carries them. I was wondering if their quality might be worth purchasing.
I really do like the 33 long. I just wish I could get one with black seals made by Marineland, but they only make a 30 long which is 36x12x16. But I know if I wanted a 40 long with black seals, Marineland makes one. I'm just kind of leary of tanks like Deep Blue because I've heard of people having issues with the quality of them. They do have a nice 33L with black seals though. I might be more comfortable with an Aqueon for a 33L. Probably cheaper too. One LFS had it for 85 compared to another LFS that had a Seapora for 130. Big difference.
33 is 48x12x12
40 is 48x12x16
I have 4 of the Seapora and Deep Blue 33g longs as well as a fleet of Deep Blue and Seapora tanks, 74 towers, 120g 48x24x24, to rimless 24x24 cubes, and those 80gal rimless 48x24x16s, 40 breeders and 20s.
Just under a year. on these 33longs. No issue yet.
Years and years with all others as noted, fingers crossed.
I personally stay away from Marineland as one of the local fish store owners has told me that they have replaced a few oddball Marineland medium size tower tanks were blowing bottoms over the years as well as other oddballs.
My Seapora 74 tower is doing fine as it is one of my biggest concerns being 24x24x30 and the others speaking of pressure and height vs the bottom!
After the sticker is peeled off a Seapora or Deep Blue...the aquarium plastic has an etched AQUARIUM MASTERS logo.
It would be Very hard to tell Deep Blue from Seapora
when the stickers come off leaving only behind an Aquarium Masters logo.
Spot the differences?!!
Aquarium Masters is the main parent company
from the fish shop hearsay.
Seapora had Canada (Toronto I think) relations as well as Deep Blue with California, US sales. Correct me where needed.
Deep Blue tank lists are getting smaller locally as the Seapora new built tanks are still somewhat available.
The one employee stated to imagine a body (Aquarium Masters) with 2 arms being Sepora and DeepBlue, now offering mostly one arm (Seapora) heavily in recent 2019 times .
They (33g) are very rigid like a 40 breeder with that strong center brace.
A 20 long and the 20 high has that slight bow when full of water.
You can see it (20gal.) bowing from above vs glass lid line being straight if you personally own a filled 20gal. All my 20gal. tanks do this slight bow.
33s are one of the smallest long tanks that are super strong with the centerbrace.
The prices are slightly up on the 33 long this 2019.
My local store had the last 33long at $75 cash, without glass lids. Nice find!
Staring at too many 33 long (12 inch height) makes you want a 40 though being 48x12x16 vs the 33 long 12 inch limited height.
I love Wendtii plants and others that need that big 16 total height though.
The 12 inch 33 long tank are mainly my growout tanks that have fish and Anubias nana and nanapetite or just feeder tanks that have room for lots of ugly equipment vs. a 20gal.
Below is 48x16 front glass ( same as 40 long 48x12x16), just a big area in how thick of a jungle we can fit plants.
I do love the 16 inches of 20high, 40 breeder, 40 long and more. Both 12inch glass and 16 inch glass have their purpose in our fish room lives.