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Saw a 40-gallon "breeder" at Petco today and I love it! Very wide with lots of room for planting, but shallow enough for good light exposure.

Tank dimensions: 36 x 18 x 17

Has anyone ever had this tank before? How did you like it?
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yes those dimentions are great, except i think there's a big difference between a 3foot and a 4 foot. 4 foot is good size of large planted tanks. 2' for small. 3 foot is right in between, imo, too small for the big look, too big for the small look. am i making sense?
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Not to me, you don't. :?: Why do you have to go one way or the other? When did aquascape design become a dichotomous thing? My personal goal (shared by a lot of aquascapers) with every tank regardless of size is to create an illusion of greater size. No reason you can't do that in a 40-gallon breeder. I apologize if this makes it appear like I'm bragging, but I've received more than a compliment or two for achieving this with my own 40-gallon breeder, although the dimensions are slightly different (36" x 15" x 17").

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Great looking tank 2la. I really like dense plantings in tanks.

I agree that that 40 is a good size. I have a 36"x12"x18" tall tank and I wish there was more depth from front to back. It really allows for more options. I do like the 3 foot length to be honest, I find it's a good size and maintenance is fairly easy.
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2La, you have a very..very nice tank there. Yours is a 34 gl (36x15x17). Jread one is the 40gl. You just give me an idea of my next tank though. I really like that tank measurement. I was looking for 36x15. Mine is 22" height and is too bothersome to do the scaping. I like the 17" height. Is that Allglass?
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hey 2la...what kind of plant is that on top of the gravel. the little ones. i thought it was a moss of some sort but i guess not. thats the kind of thing i want in mine, can you give me advice please?
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ninoboy, it's definitely a 'true' 40-gallon tank (inside versus outside measurements notwithstanding):

LxWxH/231 = 36x15x17/231 = 9180/231 = 39.74 gallons

All-Glass is more generous with their dimensions and actually provide 36x18x16/231 = 44.88 gallons. I don't know what brand my tank is, but I don't think it's an AGA...possibly Island.

e17jo1, that carpet plant is Glossostigma elatinoides.
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Fantastic aquarium 2la!

I really wish you would post more pics!!

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do you know anywhere online i can buy that 2la? oh and would you have any tips on making my java moss turn out really nice? i only bought it yesterday and i know it takes about a month for it to grow in the drift would but anything would help!

here are my pics of my 10 gallon planted tank!

http://www.geocities.com/peeohpeerocks/index.html

please give me some feedback on maybe a better way to aqua scape and about how many more plants i could fit in there to make it look good!
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Check out some of the sponsors that support this site. I've worked with Vic and AquariumGarden.com and can fully endorse his service; the others are very reputable as well by all accounts. Without knowing your tank parameters (e.g., lighting, CO2, etc.) it would be difficult for me to offer any suggestions on how to improve your plant growth.
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i have 36watts compact lighting
my ph is @ 6.8
20lbs of eco-complete
10lbs of natural gravel
2 whisper power filters on low
im getting a hagen natural plant co2 system next week but right now but i dont have any co2 right now, the guy @ my fish store said they'll do fine without co2 but i WILL get a system
i dont know my nitrates or nitrates
i get my water from my water supply store and the guy said the ppm is @ 1
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2la, why didn't I see that tank in the AGA! I mean you couldv'e easily swipped Luis Navarro's tanks...
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2la, why didn't I see that tank in the AGA! I mean you couldv'e easily swipped Luis Navarro's tanks...
Because I enjoy aquascaping as an exhibition, but I despise it as a competition. Looking at the overall results of the most recent AGA and Aqua Botanic competitions, it's clear that my preferences can differ widely from that of the judges, despite their insistence that the judging criteria are rather strict and concrete. I don't really get the concept behind making a select few people the arbiters of taste when it comes to this artform, particularly when certain individuals aren't whom I would consider stellar aquascapers (e.g., I have the utmost respect for Karen Randall, but I don't find her tanks very well aquascaped for the most part) and in a position to judge. And even if they were, they carry their own sets of biases. Like painting, aquascaping lends itself to different modalities and styles (slow-growing rhizome plants versus fast-growing stem plants; nature aquarium versus Dutch style; etc.), and I don't understand how you can quantitate the differences between a "Mona Lisa" versus, say, a "The Starry Night" and say which is "the winner". Apples versus oranges.

Sorry for the soapbox, Raul, but you probably won't see my tanks in any competitions. Thanks, though...
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Because I enjoy aquascaping as an exhibition, but I despise it as a competition.
Sorry for the soapbox, Raul, but you probably won't see my tanks in any competitions. Thanks, though...
Here here! I feel the same way. I always hate it when I see people turn their hobby into something that is more or less a job. Always seems to ruin their passion for it in the long wrong. Even if my aquascaping skills become that of that that enter competitions, I still wouldn't enter any of my scapes. Of course everyone feels differently about these things, I just happen to agree with 2la on this one..

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I wouldn't mind entering a tank into a contest. I wouldn't mind seeing how they respond to my tank or what they have to say about it. If they say it sucks and I like it who cares. Plus I would mind getting a few *extras* if they liked it enough. Also I would love to create beautiful tanks as a job but only out of passion and not greed.


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