I like different tanks for different things. If I'm focusing on the scape as the main priority I prefer a larger tank as it leaves more options for plant choice, scape materials, and general space to work with. However if I'm just using a tank as a species tank for breeding purposes I prefer a smaller tank for ease of maintenance. As of now my overall favorite tank dimension wise is a 120 (4'x2'x2').
The longest tank I have had is 36" so I can't say for sure whether I wouldn't enjoy a longer tank. The 40 breeder is a great size, I just personally wish it was just a little taller. I want to try out the mr. aqua 48 gallon rimless, which I believe is almost identical to the ADA 90p. Gives the extra height and doesn't have a rim obscuring the view.
The size of the tank depends on what my idea is. For Saltwater always wanted a tank with depth. Always seem to go with 40B or the 120G 48"x20x24. With time I gravitated to nanos. Mostly because, instead spending $500-$800 on lighting I could get away with $200-$300.
Now with planted tanks I really like the smaller tanks. Stuff around 24" in length.
It all depends on what you want to do honestly, a lot of people like the 20 long and the 40 breeder. The 40 breeder will give you the largest amount of floor space with the least amount of gallons, you can even use it to mass produce plants for sell by only filling it halfway with water, then you just have to dose 20 gallons worth of fertilizers but still have a massive amount of floor space.. I am currently upgrading my aquariums to sizes that are 150 gallons or more. Just got a 180 gallon for my cichlid.
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