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30g Breeder vs 30g Long

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Basic dimensions aside if I divide either tank into 3-sections is there any real difference in mechanics of how the tanks would behave?

I'm thinking about water flow however minor and temp. mainly.

Height all being the same; My thought was a 30g breeder at 36x18 would be easier to heat and get a quasi water flow going in a more square structure compared to a 30-g long at 48x12.

Then there is the question of aesthetics where the 30g long clearly wins...

...I'm probably over thinking this...
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The breeder would make a nicer scape. 12" just isn't enough depth.
 

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I had been thinking that as well but the breeder divided into 3 sections becomes 12x18 compared to the long divided into 3 being 16x12 so it's a bit of a wash in that I've got 12" regardless. I do agree I really like the thought of the breeder...but lighting and price really seems to go against it compared to a 30-long.
 
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