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Old 07-07-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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Hello! I currently have a 10 gallon tank, almost fully stocked. As much as I love my new tank, I itching to upgrade to a larger tank soon. I have been looking at a very nice (IMO) 25 gallon tank, and I have a few questions for future reference.

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I really like this tank, because of the nice design and the t5 lighting it comes with.

Anyway, what light level would I have? (i.e, low, low-moderate, high, etc.)

What stocking options would I have? (I like platies, mollies, swordtails, rasboras, and cory cats).

Would I be better off getting a 29 or 30 gallon? (I really like this tank, though).

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I have this tank. Light is crappy for anything but real low light plants. I got bored with them really quickly so I got some CFL's to get about 60 watts of light.

I also tossed the filter and switched it out for an AC 50. The flow was bad, the suction was bad, and it died after a few months.

The tank is tall which is difficult for me since I am short, and since it doesn't have a lot of depth it makes it a little tricky for aquascaping if you are into that.

I honestly wish they just sold the plain tank with the glass lid so I could buy the lights, filter, heater, etc

For stocking, I would do 3-4 male platy's, 6 cory cats, 1 Sword tail, and maybe 8 Harlequin Rasboras or 10 Neon Tetras.
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I have this tank. Light is crappy for anything but real low light plants. I got bored with them really quickly so I got some CFL's to get about 60 watts of light.

I also tossed the filter and switched it out for an AC 50. The flow was bad, the suction was bad, and it died after a few months.

The tank is tall which is difficult for me since I am short, and since it doesn't have a lot of depth it makes it a little tricky for aquascaping if you are into that.

I honestly wish they just sold the plain tank with the glass lid so I could buy the lights, filter, heater, etc

For stocking, I would do 3-4 male platy's, 6 cory cats, 1 Sword tail, and maybe 8 Harlequin Rasboras or 10 Neon Tetras.
Thank you!

Are there any other tanks around that size that you would recommend?
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20 Gallon longs are a good size, but not much of an upgrade from a ten gallon. Depending on space, I think a 40 breeder would be great. Awesome foot print.
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30 gal breeder is a nice size too if 40 gal too much.
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I've noticed those are a little less common, though.
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20 Gallon longs are a good size, but not much of an upgrade from a ten gallon. Depending on space, I think a 40 breeder would be great. Awesome foot print.
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30 gal breeder is a nice size too if 40 gal too much.
Sorry, I should have been more clear. I meant do you know of any other good brands that have a tank about that size.
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I like my 29, it's a little on the boxy side, so it's kind of like watching tv. Not too good for partial air breathers however because its tall, and more active top swimmers tend to like a more horizontal length than I have.
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Sorry, I should have been more clear. I meant do you know of any other good brands that have a tank about that size.
Most of the 'kit' tanks will have less quality equipment, so you are better off piecing it out.
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I've noticed those are a little less common, though.
Just stating it as a good option.
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I have this tank. Light is crappy for anything but real low light plants. I got bored with them really quickly so I got some CFL's to get about 60 watts of light.

I also tossed the filter and switched it out for an AC 50. The flow was bad, the suction was bad, and it died after a few months.

The tank is tall which is difficult for me since I am short, and since it doesn't have a lot of depth it makes it a little tricky for aquascaping if you are into that.

I honestly wish they just sold the plain tank with the glass lid so I could buy the lights, filter, heater, etc

For stocking, I would do 3-4 male platy's, 6 cory cats, 1 Sword tail, and maybe 8 Harlequin Rasboras or 10 Neon Tetras.
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