Grreat Choice® 20 Gallon Glass Aquarium
I had been looking everywhere in stores and online for a quality 20 Gallon or smaller glass tank for my daughter with a price that didn't break the bank. Most tanks at this size are starter kits and not very well made and many are acrylic. I just wanted the glass tank. I could not find a single 10 Gallon tank in the $20 price range that used non-flimsy glass, quality silicone sealing, and a plastic frame that did not look like it would break or crack easily. This is a quality constructed tank that appears to be worth the price. It is basically the same height as a normal 10 Gallon tank but just about 10 inches longer and 2 inches wider. It uses a thicker glass like all aquariums used to constructed with. The silicone is applied adequately and the plastic frame is a thicker quality plastic.
September 25, 2014
Good quality and value, great size.
There are 20 gallon Long, 20 gallon Regular, and 20 gallon tall. The word "Long" tells you it will be the fishs' favorite size. More distance to swim back and forth and get on the other side of the tank from the larger bully fish. You can keep fish together in a 20 gallon Long that are not compatible in a 20 Regular High. Also can stock more fish in the tank.
People love to look at tall aquariums. Fish love living in long ones.
Try this, Google: Cichlid forum articles cookie cutter. See how many more species fit in a longer community tank.
The quality is very good, no leaks, no problems. The Aqueon Versa-top 30" sold by Pet Smart fit right on this tank. One of the least expensive and best way to cover a tank and keep all water off of whatever light fixture you set on the Versa-top. Access is just raise the handle (the top is hinged lengthwise down the middle) this gives you half a tank size opening. Or carry the whole top away and the tank is wide open for cleaning. Many good types of flourescents or led light strips are suitable to sit right on the Versa-top.
I got 2 of these tanks and 2 Versa-tops for under $100. Can't beat it.
PetSmart had full enclosure hoods with lights too. They were better than hoods packaged in starter sets. Hoods look nicer in a living room than a Versa-Top. But Versa top is easier to access inside to clean and move plants or rocks around, and feed.
I recomend a metal stand. They are available that thank 2 tanks, one high and one low on the stand. Under $50 for this kind of double stand. Stronger than wood, in general, and cheaper too.
I googled aquarium sizes and weights EMPTY tanks:
This (20 Long) weighs 25 pounds, easy to carry.
10 gallon regular 11 pounds.
29 gallon tank 40 pounds.
55 gallon weighs 78 pounds.
75 gallon 148 pounds.
Pet Smart had Versa tops for all these sizes (the 29 gallon and 20 Long take the same top).
The staff at Pet Smart will help you carry and load your heavy tank and were able to answer questions. So you can get home with a bigger tank than this one.
A great tank, no problems! We bought two.
August 11, 2014
I bought this tank for my 2 oranda goldfish and it is perfect size. Not much else to say, i recommend this product.
July 7, 2014
The perfect home tank.
After owning a ten gallon tank, I wanted to upgrade to this tank size after seeing it in store. It's been the perfect choice since. Having no problems, able to create any underwater themes of my choosing I love the tank. I want to buy another one !
April 6, 2014