View Full Version : 20L or 40BR?? just cant make up my mind

05/17/2016, 03:21 PM
YEs yes the time has come ( finally) to set up my macro tank the question is a 20L or a 40br?

I have both tanks here and ready to go. I keep going back and forth for weeks now. but my 90 reef is up and running so now it TIME to choose.

they both have there pros & cons
I really like the 20L never had a nano, I think it will be a very nice macro tank and not to big. filling out the tank would be cheaper too. but could run out of room. :/

40br are a very nice foot print as well + I have a stand. bonus, but I don't want it to over power the reef. lighting will be more $$ as well.
+ i'll need more sub straight. but gives me more room for macros, aquascape, fish etc. but all the = more $$

I do move from time to time (hopefully I'll be hear for a long time ) and with the 90 that's gonna be a PITNA to move. thinking the 20L is just easier. but moving a 40B not bad either I can carry the tank myself.

see I keep going back and worth..1st world problems eh...

anyway thought from fellow macro lovers would be great!

I am going to set up the 40br in the spot ( 2nd tank in my big bedroom) and see how i like it.


05/17/2016, 05:13 PM
here is the 40br:
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and the 20L:
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05/17/2016, 05:20 PM
I am leaning towards the 20L....BUT. the40 is nice and I have a stand for it.
one thing I worry about on the 40B is I would be setting below the lights in my chair dont wait to heart my eyes while I am on RC. HA

Michael Hoaster
05/17/2016, 09:06 PM
I like bigger, but if you want to save cash, go smaller. Now get started and have fun!

05/18/2016, 09:08 AM
OK I 98% sure I am going with the 20L as I want to experiment with sponges and the supplements will go longer.

going to keep the 40B in the garage so if I find I am wanting a bigger tank it will be as easy upgrade.
I have been so excited about setting up a macro tanks for quite some time.

Michael Hoaster
05/18/2016, 11:05 AM
I'm excited for you, Devaji108! Start a build thread and keep us informed of your progress. Good luck!

05/18/2016, 09:24 PM
How about a rimless 22 long by Mr. Aqua!!

05/19/2016, 12:20 AM
Damn you mr happy...dont temp me sir.
I was just looking at those tank last night. but they are disconnected.
aquamax same company?? has a nice 22 long

35.5 x12x12 $200 bucks but then lighting... all adds up very quickly.

I have the 2 tank so I feel I should use one and not buy another. that said I do so very much like the idea of a long marco tank. in general I like length in my tanks...