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post #1 of 18 Old 03-21-2008, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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should i get a larger tank?

i am pretty certain i am getting a larger tank but should i get a 20 or 30?

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post #2 of 18 Old 03-21-2008, 11:25 PM
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The bigger the better. You will end up wanting a 100+G eventually, though (we all do). :)

30G for sure.
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post #3 of 18 Old 03-21-2008, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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ok, i would deffinately like the 30 but ill be living in a little dorm soon, would a 30 be too large?

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post #4 of 18 Old 03-21-2008, 11:27 PM
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You should always buy the largest tank you can afford and have space for. (If it's your only tank). Larger tanks are much more forgiving water quality wise.

And there're probably twice as many species that can be comfortably housed in a 30 than in a 20.

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post #5 of 18 Old 03-21-2008, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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that would be awesome because for some reason, my water keeps getting extremely clowdy even though i'm doing all the proper cleaning things i know of for my 10g tank

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post #6 of 18 Old 03-22-2008, 06:24 AM
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Well, let's start with the basics. What fish and how many do you have in there? What are your parameters (use an API test kit)? What kind of filtration do you use?

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post #7 of 18 Old 03-22-2008, 09:51 PM
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i agree, 30 gallons, if it will fit, will be better in the long run. you could try to find a stand that could dual as a bookshelf, and that might save you some space. i have a 30 gallon in my office, and it has shelves, that i put all my books in. it works quite nicely.

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post #8 of 18 Old 03-23-2008, 12:58 AM
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the only thing I can say is one tank leads to more and bigger tanks

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post #9 of 18 Old 03-23-2008, 05:48 AM
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the only thing I can say is one tank leads to more and bigger tanks
is there a treatment program for this disease???? :D
No,no there is not.muhahahahahahhahha
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post #10 of 18 Old 03-23-2008, 09:25 AM
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deffinately get the thirty. it will fit in a dorm. and like the others said if you get a stand with shelves it will help a lot. mine has shelves although i only keep my fish magazines in it, but it helps space wise.
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