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Is a current 20H what used to be a regular 20 gallon?

I picked up a 20H today at PetCo. Maybe I'm thinking of a 15H, but this 20H looks just like what used to be a regular 20 gallon to me. It's not really high at all. The sticker, however, does say 20H. And in looking for dimensions I don't even see a regular 20 listed, just 20H and 20L.

Anyone know? I'm kind of disappointed as I wanted something higher looking. But I'm not taking it back as I still like 20's.

I'll measure it later. Cooling off under the ceiling fan right now and too lazy to go outside to the car.
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20H is 24"x12" footprint, but taller than a standard 15g which has the same footprint.

20L is 30"x12"...so really no such thing as a "regular" 20 gallon by today's standards.

According to an add posted in the sale thread recently the 20L was included but I checked my store and they only had highs in stock. You might be able to ask yours if they can order one if you want the longer footprint since the sale is for a few more weeks.
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Yeah, thanks, I'd seen those dimensions. Maybe I'm mistaken but I remember there being regular 20 gallon aquariums and a "high" version was taller than the "regular" version. Hmmm, that was a thousand years ago though.

In any case, I didn't want a 20L so it's no biggie. I just wanted something that looked taller vertically. I mean, I looked at it in the store but figured I was just confused.

Wait, I guess I am.

I'm making it a no-tech, heavily planted, with probably celestial pearl danios and several hours of afternoon sunshine and a plain light for night viewing. I did a 29 like that decades ago and it was my favorite tank of all time. I'll do a journal.

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You might be mistaken...for anything to be taller and still hold the same water volume it would have to be either less wide or less long or both, so essentially a smaller footprint.

Tank plans sound fun!
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There is a 20XH which is essentially 2-10 gallon tanks stacked on top of one another. It's not really a common tank though.
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