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20G long or 29 gallon tank for high tech planted?

Should I go with a 20 long or a 29 gallon tank for a high tech high light planted tank?

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20 long, easier across the board
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20 gallon long has less height to it. Which means easier oxygen distribution within the water. You can compensate that with good water flow since only the top 10% of the water is where the oxygen resides. Really all depends on the kind of layout you are looking to achieve as well. Both have their own advantages in that department.


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20L in my opinion. I know high tech doesn't always mean high light, but if I understand it correctly, you'd get higher par for cheaper than if you went with the 29, if that was your intention. What kind of fish would you be looking into? I think that would also influence my decision. They are both fine tanks. Think about the plants, fish, hard scape that you want and go from there. That's just my opinion. Browsing all the tank journals really helped me to decide on the look I wanted. For me it was finding out what plants I want first.. then hardscape ideas. Acceptable fish for my tank will come much later.

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20L all the way, with the 29 you'll be battling height and need more light. Ask me how I know.


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29s are just hard to scape.
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20 long. that's what ihave with a finnex ray2 30" light fixture. and some leg extensions to raise the light.
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Just to join the chorus--20L!


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Remember most plants like to grow UP. The 29G gives you lots of vertical space.



Go with the largest tank that fits your space and your budget.

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20 long, easier across the board


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Thanks everyone! 20L it is! Just bought a Finnex Fugeray also!
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Thanks everyone! 20L it is! Just bought a Finnex Fugeray also!
perfect! youll be able to grow anything you want! Congrats!
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