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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-14-2012, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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your next tank

Just for fun, what is your next tank/why?

I haven't even finished my current project and I am already planning another!

Anyway, I am debating between a 36x18x24, or 24x24x16, or Ada 75p.

I am a renter so I am limited on size, and even the 3 foot tank is pushing it. I couldn't get a 4+ ft tank that would have the depth I'm looking for and still fit in with a rental unit (size/weight). Plus I already have a light that would work for options 2 or 3.

I have kept:
10g: like the proportions but just too small for me...
15g tall: I hate this tank, so it has taken on quarantine duty...
20g: good height to depth, but I find it a little short for the picture view...
29g: awesome picture view, but the depth is just too limited for how tall it is...

Thoughts?
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I would do a 125g+ riparium. I want to have some salamanders and turtles in the same enviroment. Kinda a cross section of a typical North American stream. Still debating on how to recreate the current.
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ADA Mini M 5.5g
DIY LED Light
Co2
DIY Co2 Reactor/Inline Heater
Eheim 2211 or 2213
Iwagumi-ish
Chili Rasboras


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just got my 30 gallon long set up and already want a 55g but i have to wait till i get a house since i live on the 2nd floor of a condo complex...bummer
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I want to do an ADA 30c (12x12x12inches). Iwagumi style tank. Fire red cherries, with some dwarf cories, chili rasboras or ember tetras.
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My next tank was supposed to be a 75g reef setup... but I realized my cichlids are breeding, and even though I told my wife I was taking down that tank too, I told her nope, I'm keeping them AND getting them a bigger tank, so it'll be a 40 breeder, I think, until I can get them what they really deserve (75+).


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– a 40g reef
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Another 20L...for more shrimp of course.


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A Mini M with its Solar Mini M, CO2 injection, ferts, dry start with HC and undecided shrimp. It won't be up for a while since it's for when I move out. It'll have remineralized RO water, lily pipes, some eheim canister with an inline heater and all that good stuff. After that probably a 60-P and then a custom 100-120g tank as a centerpiece in the living room.


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Mine is this new 12gal long from Mr. Aqua.

For Fire Red Cherries. Decided it was time to have a low-tech tank and this seemed like the perfect choice.


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100-110g

Always wanted discus, but I very much enjoyed having a school or piranhas in the past.
Would probably go with the piranhas as I wouldn't have to do near the amount of upkeep.

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I'm going to move the fish out of one of my 30 gallon tanks into a 20 gallon I got from Petco during their last $1 a gallon sale, and turn the 30 gallon into a farm tank.

I've decided I need a farm tank in which to grow out plants without trying to aquascape at all. That way, perhaps my other tanks can have an aquascaping style other than the "Collectoritis" style! I always have such a hard time removing any plant from an aquascape, because I don't want to lose it forever! We'll see if this helps.


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A shrimp only tank. Been wanting some for a while now. I think I'm going to set up another 6.6 gallon bookshelf aquarium for them like my betta is in.
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That way, perhaps my other tanks can have an aquascaping style other than the "Collectoritis" style! I always have such a hard time removing any plant from an aquascape, because I don't want to lose it forever! We'll see if this helps.
I'm with you there. I keep adding plants to my tank but have yet to remove more than clippings or runners. It's getting crowded.

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I've got a 30G now, 36x12. My next tank, when I have space, will be at least 1 foot longer and 6 inches deeper, so 75G+?


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If I had my way I'd like my next tank to be 8x2x2. No clue what that is in gallons, but I just want it to be very long so can have different areas in it.
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