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Old 04-07-2008, 09:04 AM   #1
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I'm thinking about my future amazon tank and trying to figure out what size I want to get. I'm thinking between 30 and 40 gallons. How much would a corner tank be at say 38 gallons? Idk all the sizes and shapes that I could do but I'm thinking I'd rather not use a long tank or a breeder because I'll have a very big ~60 gallon long or breeder for my future goldfish, and I dont want two big long tanks. Any ideas?

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It probably depends on where you get it, to be honest. Different stores have different prices for tanks. I suggest you go visit the LFS in your area and see what is available and what the prices are and do some comparing before you buy. I can tell you that breeder tanks are more expensive and not as common. I paid $100 for a new 40 breeder (just the tank) at a chain store, but I wanted it that bad and couldn't find one anywhere else. Corner tanks and funky shapes may be more expensive as well, but I personally haven't priced them. Go have a look at the LFS and take a notebook with you.

You'll have more fish options with a longer/rectangle shaped tank than you will with a hex, corner, or really tall tank. Fish swim horizontally, so getting something super tall (like a hex) that doesn't have alot of length will limit stocking. You can't put as many fish in a 40 hex as you can in a 40 regular IMO because of lack of swimming space. If you can find a 40 breeder for a good price, its a good shape tank. Otherwise, a standard 30 or 40g would be better than a corner or hex tank.
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