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elisesez 08-26-2012 05:08 PM

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 :shock:. I am staying freshwater. I am a newbie so I am still trolling through the forums and websites for ideas.
thank you
Elise

jaysee 08-26-2012 05:15 PM

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?

elisesez 08-26-2012 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 1214997)
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

jaysee 08-26-2012 06:13 PM

So the 29 is standard. The 50 - is it 20L x 30W x 18H?

elisesez 08-26-2012 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 1215067)
So the 29 is standard. The 50 - is it 20L x 30W x 18H?

the 50 is 20L x18W x30H

elisesez 08-26-2012 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elisesez (Post 1215073)
the 50 is 20L x18W x30H

ok it is a little less than 50G, more like just over 46G :oops:

jaysee 08-26-2012 06:51 PM

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.

Olympia 08-26-2012 07:06 PM

Keep the 29. I've never met a fish that likes to swim up and down. :-D 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.

elisesez 08-26-2012 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympia (Post 1215132)
Keep the 29. I've never met a fish that likes to swim up and down. :-D 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 :-D .

Olympia 08-26-2012 08:16 PM

They want more room to swim back and forth! :-D


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