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Old 07-11-2005, 12:13 PM   #1
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29 gallon or 30 long

Which tank is better. The lfs said they would get me a 29 tank and stand for 130. or i could get a 30 long for 155. I just dont know which one is better. So thats why i came here to get some advice on which tank would be the best for a reef in the long run. And how long do you think it will take to cycle. with my filter rock and sand from another tank that has been set up for about 9 months now.


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I'd get the 30L just because of the bigger footprint. If you are moving already cycled sand, rock and filter media, technically, there shouldn't be a cycle. Keep an eye on water parameters just in case though.

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I too would lean towards the 30L. bigger footprint means more surface area for gas exchange to occur, which helps ensure oxygen rich water and happy fishes.
Plus it's shallower, so you can squeeze your lighting a little further, since you'll have less loss.
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30L for sure. Wider and shallow. I would love one for a frag tank

Should not see much of a cycle.
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29 gallon, long

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