Cinnebuns Posted April 25, 2022 Share Posted April 25, 2022 I'm figuring out my tank situation. I have been working on my tank setup as well as considering adding a 2nd display tank. Long story short, I lost 2 10-gallon tanks. I already replaced one. I found an amazing deal on marketplace for a 10 gallon + hood and light + filter + heater for $10. I raced to pick this deal up in a nearby town. While in that town, I decided to stop by petsmart since I had to go by it anyway. They have kits on sale. Originally I intended this 2nd display tank to be a 10 gallon but I impulse bought a 20 high. Unfortunately they didn't have 20 long. Now I'm trying to decide if I NEED a 20 or just WANT it over a 10. I can still return it. I already have a 29 gallon. It's pretty fully stocked with snails lol, but could fit in some mid-top action. Bioload wise might need another filter but it could handle a few more fish. One use I'm considering for this tank to have is to grow out my juvenile panda cories that I don't plan to keep. I found out from experience, those buggers are a hard fish to catch. I would prefer to not have the "sell" ones mixed in with the "keep" ones this use would mean the 20 would be far more helpful so I can keep some other fish (AND SNAILS) with them. Now, I do have the space to do that in a breeder tank which would completely give me a blank slate. That would make a 10 make sense for other reasons. Mostly, the stand. I found another great deal on marketplace for a tank, stand, all the trimmings. The stand is 20 inches wide whereas a 20 gallon tank is 24 inches. I am taking the stand either way. If I decide to go with the 20 gallon I will ask my uncle to build an extension on it. Tbh, I haven't fully decided what I want to put in this tank. Ideas do include the panda grow out, killifish breeding, or even a different kind of cory + schooling fish of some sort. Betta is always a consideration. I guess what I'm asking for the most is this: what are some logical reasons for a 20 instead of a 10? Emotions say ALL THE TANKS!! Reality is different. My mom says "but more water is more work" to which I say "larger tanks are more stable" however there is truth to both. Also, she knows NOTHING about aquariums lol 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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