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Opinions requested: Should I keep the 29G long or 50G tall
Old 08-26-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
 
Question Opinions requested: Should I keep the 29G long or 50G tall

I have recently acquired a 50 gallon tall and a 29 gallon long. This is in addition to a 5G betta tank and a 14G community(danios/guppies/cories). I can only keep one of the two new tanks due to spousal pressure . I am staying freshwater. I am a newbie so I am still trolling through the forums and websites for ideas.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:15 PM   #2
 
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Whichever you decide on, I would move the community into it. the Corys and danios would certainly be happier in a larger tank.

Which tank you should keep should be determined by what you want to keep in it. Do you have the dimensions of the tanks?
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:02 PM   #3
 
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Whichever you decide on, I would move the community into it. the Corys and danios would certainly be happier in a larger tank.

I currently have 2 corys, 2 danios and 4 fancy guppys

Which tank you should keep should be determined by what you want to keep in it. Do you have the dimensions of the tanks?
I am considering angel fish. I have to think on the fish type as I previously considered saltwater.
The tanks:
29G = 30x13x19
50G = 20x30x18
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:13 PM   #4
 
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So the 29 is standard. The 50 - is it 20L x 30W x 18H?
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:19 PM   #5
 
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So the 29 is standard. The 50 - is it 20L x 30W x 18H?
the 50 is 20L x18W x30H
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:30 PM   #6
 
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the 50 is 20L x18W x30H
ok it is a little less than 50G, more like just over 46G
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:51 PM   #7
 
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So it's a column. I have a 30 hex which is very similar and find it a very difficult tank to stock. I wouldn't get angels for either tank. I still think it would be best to move the fish from the 14 to whichever one you chose, and build their schools up to proper sizes.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:06 PM   #8
 
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Keep the 29. I've never met a fish that likes to swim up and down. Those columns are really only good for teeny tiny fish to live in. The 29 is a good size that gives you some options (not angelfish ) and you can upgrade your current fish into it too.
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Keep the 29. I've never met a fish that likes to swim up and down. Those columns are really only good for teeny tiny fish to live in. The 29 is a good size that gives you some options (not angelfish ) and you can upgrade your current fish into it too.
My corys tend to swim straight up and down .
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:16 PM   #10
 
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They want more room to swim back and forth!
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