Lennie Posted March 13 Share Posted March 13 (edited) Hey guys, hope you are all doing well. As my 29g tank is pretty old, and it's stand is giving me constant anxiety, I've decided to upgrade my tank to a new bigger one. As I already had a stand sitting in basement, I've decided to go with it. The tank will be 100x40x40cm. (39.4x15.7x15.7 inch approximately). 160 Liters (42.2g, you guys have weird measurements. help.) I will try to keep it low budget as much as I can, as I cannot afford too much currently. I just want a better environment for the fish. The stocking is: 9 rummynoses, 5 sterbais, 3 rams, 1 honey gourami, 1 L199, nerites, rabbit snails and a borneo sucker. Planning to add one SAE in the future. This is the stand: I am currently running my 29g with One sponge filter and one HOB with a performance of 550lt/h. I have a 100w heater, we keep our home at 22C all year long, so 100w has been enough in my 125Liters (33g) tank too. However, lately my heater starting being off up to 1 C, so I am planning to get a new one. I keep my tank around 27-28C (80-82F) currently as rams like it hot, and other fish and rabbit snails I keep can go up to these temps with no problem. (Tried catchin borneo sucker 4 times to move it to a cooler tank, Big mission fail, may move him when I take the tank down) Questions: 100w and 200w heaters are the same price. Should I get a 200w one instead for this new tank? Should I put anything below the tank? I use straphor on my others but on this one it would look very ugly I feel. Should I increase my HOB size to something maybe AC50 or AC70? AC70 is 0.5x more expensive as I have to order it from Amazon Germany, so I need to pay stuff for transportation and customs. Would buying a new AC50 would be a worthy upgrade or kinda a waste of money? Is one sponge and current HOB I have would be enough? We as a family had bigger tanks in the past, but they were not in my responsibility, my all tanks were 125 Liters or smaller. So this is the biggest one I will have that belongs to me only. So I am not really experienced with this size, even it is considerably a medium one. thanks for your help in advance. Also in case you'd like to share any scape that you like, it is very much appreciated! I'm looking for some ideas 🙂 @mynameisnobody as I know you like bigger tanks, wanted to tag you 🙂 Edited March 13 by Lennie 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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