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    So the wife has decided she thinks the fish tank would look nice in the basement. That being said I'm working with a different/larger stand.

    I still don't want a very large tank wanting something in the 40 gallon range.

    The wife likes the look of the 40 long but I'm not convinced I like the height of either of the 40s. Right now in the 29 with the extra height the danios and serpaes that I have seem to spread out nice.

    What's your vote?

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    40b................
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    40b................
    I already knew what your vote was lol!

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    I just like the look of a longer tank.

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    Then get what you like

    I prefer the "depth" of a 40B, from front to back glass..more scaping options with that 18"
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    With tetras,a 40 gallon long will be preferable to them, giving them the extra length to school.
    You will be amazed at how much more tetras will school.
    But, if you are looking for more of a spread out look, shoaling rather than schooling, a taller tank will achieve this.

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    I'd also vote for the 40B. Long enough (36") for most tetras and danios, wide enough (18") to make aquascaping easier, and not too tall (16"), which also makes aquascaping easier while allowing for both top and bottom dwellers to have their space.

    One of my tanks is a 20" tall, 25g tank which I got because I had angelfish. I wanted the height for them, which they needed but I didn't like working in it. Since I lost my last angel, I'm actually thinking of retiring this tank in the next year. I like my 40B because of the particular stocking I am able to have in there, but my favorite tanks are actually my 20g longs. These are more suited to nano fish, but I happen to love those.

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    Right now my tank is basically 19 tall and the fish separate into 3 different stratus which I like. I guess I'm afraid that with either of the 40 gallon tanks I would lose that.

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    They would adjust to 16" just fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    They would adjust to 16" just fine
    Think so? Probably opens up the stocking options quite a bit. Could increase the cory and serpae size quite a bit.

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