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In another discussion, Ed mentioned that recently there has been a migration towards larger tanks. Smaller tank sizes that were once used are now too small.

I woke up this morning, and thought "OH!, because a 29 gallon aquarium is really a 10 gallon aquarium."

See, also in the discussion was plant density.

There are 2 dimensions on a tank that really matter in my opinion. Length and width.

If I take a 10 gallon aquarium and paint the back wall black. cover the bottom with gravel and sheet moss, and put a coco hut in the center back and a small plant on each end. I have a floor space that is 10 x 20.

If I take a 29 gallon (12 x 36) Add a 4 inch thick background, a nice pc of driftwood, a small pond, and plant heavily. I have a floor space that is 8 x 20.
I started out with an aquarium 3 times larger and ended up with less floor space.

As the hobby progresses, and advances are made in naturalistic vivaria, are tanks getting bigger? or are they actually getting smaller, but taking up more room in your house?
 

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It also depends upon where the tank is located. If the tanks are in a frog room, they tend to be more simple, but you will notice that the tanks in many long time froggers that are located in the living areas of their home, these tanks are often larger and more complicated, ie. more beautiful.
That's because you spend years wishing and planning the perfect display vivarium
 
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