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[Killietalk] Re: tank size preferences
My new setup is just going together now, so I'm doing anything I want
Initially, I hope to have 10 heated 5.5G tanks and 8 10G tanks on an
automatic change system, and maybe a couple of 20 longs down below for
larger groups of fry and plants. I have about 15 plastic critter keepers
that are about 2.5G but I'll not be using them, for right now. [Too cold.]
I like smaller containers for breeding. 2.5G drum bowls are great for
the smaller peat spawners. The shape keeps the peat in the center, so no
container is needed. For the critter keepers and 5.5G tanks, I have a
collection of ceramic candle holders, soup bowls and sugar bowls, all
with an inturned lip. I prefer them for peat containers over any kind of
glass jar or plastic margarine tub.
I'd opt for even more 5.5G tanks if I could find them at a decent price.
I may expand the setup by placing dividers in 10G tanks.
As you can guess, I like the smaller tanks, in glass. You can lower the
water a bit in a 5.5 and move it without breaking it. It's much riskier
in a 10 unless most of the water is removed.
OTOH, I don't do SJO and OCC. Most of my species tend to be smaller ones.
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