a new tank! My first tank was a ViaAqua tall 10 gal
kit. Overall, I'm pleased with it but probably would have bought something different if I had known anything about surface area vs. volume (10 gallons is 10 gallons, duhh right boss?). I'm not certain of what size the next tank will be, it will depend on the tank size vs. where in the house my wife will allow me to put it
So, on to the questions:
How do people feel about the all inclusive kits? Are they kind of a mish-mash of good and bad components?
If I'm planning on a planted tank, does height become a factor?
Are tanks manufactured to specific sizes, for example an All Glass 20 has the same dimensions as an Acme 20? Does anyone know of a listing of general tank dimensions?
And lastly (for now), I know that there is a 29 gal
and a 30 gal
tank. Why the difference of 1 gal
? I think someone mentioned in a different post that one is taller with less surface.