Question New Tank Size

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Right now I have a 10 gallon fish tank with my lovely 3 platies and growing babies. I know once they grow up I will need more space for them. I've been wanting a new tank forever and was wondering what size I should get. I'm thinking a 29 gallon or something around that. I just know I can't have a super big tank in my room cause there is literally no space for like a 55. I just don't know if 29 is big enough for me...maybe like a 36 or something.
 

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Welcome to Fishlore!

I believe if the only fish you are keeping are the platies, the 29 gallon should be more than enough. More to power to you too, as they are going on sale right now at Petco for $29!
 

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As big as you can fit and afford. Bigger is always better, as it gives you more stocking options and easier water parameter control. 29 is a pretty good standard size, given your space limitations.
 
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Dom90 said:
Welcome to Fishlore!

I believe if the only fish you are keeping are the platies, the 29 gallon should be more than enough. More to power to you too, as they are going on sale right now at Petco for $29!
Awesome!! I will check it out soon then☺


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29 is a good size, however, the bigger the tank you get believe it or not that easier it is to maintain.
 

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I believe the OP mentioned they have space issues
 

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Dom90 said:
I believe the OP mentioned they have space issues
Ya I know, but just saying if there is room for a bigger tank then i'd go with a bigger tank if possible.
 

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The bigger the better! A 29 will be fine, though, unless you plan to keep all the fry from your platies and keep them breeding at the same time, because it won't take long before you'll be at max capacity if you breed them and keep all the fry. But for right now it should be fine!
 

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