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View Poll Results: Which tank for 2 axies?

29 gallon (30 long x 12 wide x 18 tall) 2 66.67%
20 gallon long (30 long x 12 wide x 12 tall) 1 33.33%
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Old 22nd June 2019   #1
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Default 20 gallon long or 29 gallon?

Opinions please? I'm getting 2 juveniles next month (once they have all 4 legs) and I'm trying to decide which tank I should set up as their permanent home once they're big enough for sand.

I have a 20 gallon long and a 29 gallon. They are both 30 inches long and 12 inches wide. The 20 gallon is 12 inches tall and the 29 gallon is 18 inches tall. I know for axies length is more important than height.

Which tank would you use for 2 adult axies?



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Old 23rd June 2019   #2
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Either will work? The taller is slightly harder because of the swim to get air. They will average a trip every 20 minutes. In the taller tank have floating plants for them to rest.



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Default Re: 20 gallon long or 29 gallon?

As Viking said, either will work and if you are worried about the taller one and the swim height, you can just keep the water level lower to same height the shorter one would be.

This is also depends if you have a hang on back filter and how much noise you like (or in almost every sane persons case, dislike).



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Default Re: 20 gallon long or 29 gallon?

id use the 29 gallon so you have the option of adding more water (and diluting ammonia buildup in the process), i have a reptile hammock in my 10gal tank that provides a landing halfway to the surface and my juvenile seems to have no issues getting to the top so that could be an option if you worry, a strategic placement of hides or large rocks could also work to make getting to the surface easier



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Default Re: 20 gallon long or 29 gallon?

Thanks everyone! I’ll use the 29 gallon. I have a sponge filter, so it doesn’t really matter how mich water I have. I think as babies I’ll keep it to 8-10 inches and raise it as they grow.



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