After only a few weeks of having a 10 gallon, I've decided I want a 20. That's really as big as I can get considering my home.
I'd really like to get a kit because of how much cheaper it would make the package of the tank, filter, heater, and hood. I'm having trouble, however, finding a 20 gallon long
in a kit. Those are the dimensions I much prefer over high
I'm wondering though since long appears to be more popular (granted, I can get a long tank separately) is there some sort of advantage I cannot conceive? I would think it would be better for fish to have a distance to swim, rather than having the option to ascend or descend the depths.
Also, when transferring to the 20 gallon, how do I go about doing it? Here's my theory... some one tell me if it's sound.
Transfer everything in the 10 gallon, including water, into the new one adding about a gallon to 1.5 gallons of dechlorinated tap water. After about a week or 10 days, add another solution of water to the tank. Repeat until the 20 gallon is full.
How does all that sound?