Post your 20 gallon tanks!

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Post your 20 gallon tanks!

Post by robinwhiskers » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:42 pm

I've had a 10 gallon tank for my small crabs for the past few years and it's definitely worked for them but I've wanted to upgrade for the longest time. I'm hoping later this year I can get a 20 gallon long tank. I kind of like seeing the all natural decorating of some tanks but then I also want a hamster wheel, colored igloos in my tank and I can't make up my mind! What do your tanks look like?
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Re: Post your 20 gallon tanks!

Post by Jamison » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:40 pm

Tomorrow I am ordering an 18.7 gallon reptile terrarium.
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Re: Post your 20 gallon tanks!

Post by robinwhiskers » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:51 pm

Awesome! Where are you ordering it from?
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Re: Post your 20 gallon tanks!

Post by Jamison » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:44 am

robinwhiskers wrote:Awesome! Where are you ordering it from?
It is from PetSmart. The brand is all living things. I will post a pic when it is all set up.
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Re: Post your 20 gallon tanks!

Post by robinwhiskers » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:37 am

Awesome! Tanks seem so expensive and hard to find. My brother has a leopard gecko in a 20 gallon long so I'm hoping he upgrades his gecko this year and I can have the 20 gallon.
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Re: Post your 20 gallon tanks!

Post by Motörcrab » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:36 pm

With a 20 gallon long they are only 12 inches tall. Once you add the proper 6 inches of substrate you will only have 6 inches of area for decorations. Coconut hides and cholla wood are about the only things that will fit. You may want to consider a 20 tall instead.
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Re: Post your 20 gallon tanks!

Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:13 pm

Motörcrab wrote:With a 20 gallon long they are only 12 inches tall. Once you add the proper 6 inches of substrate you will only have 6 inches of area for decorations. Coconut hides and cholla wood are about the only things that will fit. You may want to consider a 20 tall instead.
I feel that getting a 20 tall would leave the crabs with less of a footprint. That would result to more molting conflicts if you would put the same amount of crabs in the 20 tall as you would for the 20 long. That would mean that it would be better to have less crabs in the 20 tall than you would in the 20 long.
robinwhiskers wrote:I've had a 10 gallon tank for my small crabs for the past few years and it's definitely worked for them but I've wanted to upgrade for the longest time. I'm hoping later this year I can get a 20 gallon long tank. I kind of like seeing the all natural decorating of some tanks but then I also want a hamster wheel, colored igloos in my tank and I can't make up my mind! What do your tanks look like?
If you would want a taller one to fit more than what Motorcrab said, you could get a 29G. Twenty nine gallon tanks have the same footprints as the 20G long, but is 6 inches taller.
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Re: Post your 20 gallon tanks!

Post by wodesorel » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:39 pm

Long tanks limit the size of the crabs they can support, as there is not much molting depth. Once they get to a medium size they need more than 6 inches of substrate.

Tall tanks limit the number of crabs, since there is less room to spread out while molting.

The trick is finding a tank that works for the crabs you have/want.

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Re: Post your 20 gallon tanks!

Post by RiNiKy506 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:13 pm

I definitely recommend a hamster wheel, it’s great exercise for them. A few of mine will walk on it all night long, it gives them a chance to make up for all the walking they would do in the wild.


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