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Old 05-16-2013, 08:17 PM   #41 
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Reason I'm confused is because when I put my tank specs in the bio load calculator it said my tank was a 29.2 gallon, and the hood I bought says good for 20, 29, and 37 gallon aquariums.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:30 PM   #42 
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Not all tanks have the same dimensions unfortunately which does make it hard. The normal 29 gallon tank is 30 x 12 x 17, so it sounds like you have a 29 Long tank (which is actually better for Bettas) But can make buying a hood hard.

I have a 33 gallon Flat back Hex, I've had ZERO luck finding a hood for that sucker since they aren't made anymore lol. But just for a reference, My tank is also 36 inches like yours but it's deeper, which means it holds more gallons.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:37 PM   #43 
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I found these specs on Yahoo, it tells you long tank and regular, its says mine is a regular 30 gallon here's the website hyper link check it out and tell me if this is wrong then please? http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...2160951AA4ZVd9 Here is the information on tank sizes their gallons and the weight if filled with water. .

Small Aquariums
(not recommended for beginners)
Size L x W x H Filled Weight
2 1/2 gallon 12 3/16 x 6 1/8 x 8 1/8 27 lbs
5 gallon 16 3/16 x 8 3/8 x 10 1/2 62 lbs
10 gallon Leader 20 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 12 9/16 111 lbs
15 gallon High 20 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 18 3/4 170 lbs
20 gallon X-High 20 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 23 3/4 232 lbs
10 gallon Long 24 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 12 5/8 116 lbs
15 gallon Show 24 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 16 5/8 170 lbs

Mid-sized Aquariums
Size L x W x H Filled Weight
15 gallon 24 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 12 3/4 170 lbs
20 gallon High 24 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 16 3/4 225 lbs
25 Gallon 24 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 20 3/4 282 lbs
30 X-High 24 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 24 3/4 340 lbs
20 gallon Long 30 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 12 3/4 225 lbs
29 gallon 30 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 18 3/4 330 lbs
37 gallon 30 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 22 3/4 415 lbs
26 Flatback 36 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 16 5/8 300 lbs
23 Long 36 1/4 x 12 5/8 x 13 253 lbs
30 Gallon 36 1/4 x 12 5/8 x 16 3/4 343 lbs - This is were my fish tanks dimensions fall.
38 Gallon 36 1/4 x 12 5/8 x 19 3/4 427 lbs
45 Gallon 36 1/4 x 12 5/8 x 23 3/4 515 lbs
30 gallon Breeder 36 3/16 x 18 1/4 x 12 15/16 348 lbs
40 gallon Breeder 36 3/16 x 18 1/4 x 16 15/16 458 lbs

Large Aquariums
Size L x W x H Filled Weight
50 gallon 36 7/8 x 19 x 19 5/8 600 lbs
65 gallon 36 7/8 x 19 x 24 5/8 775 lbs
33 gallon Long 48 1/4 x 12 3/4 x 12 7/8 382 lbs
40 gallon Long 48 1/4 x 12 3/4 x 16 7/8 455 lbs
45 gallon Long 48 1/4 x 12 3/4 x 19 510 lbs
55 Gallon 48 1/4 x 12 3/4 x 21 625 lbs
60 Gallon 48 3/8 x 12 7/8 x 23 7/8 710 lbs
80 X-High 48 7/8 x 14 x 30 3/4 990 lbs
75 gallon 48 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 21 3/8 850 lbs
90 gallon 48 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 25 3/8 1050 lbs
110 X-High 48 7/8 x 19 x 30 3/4 1320 lbs
120 Gallon 48 1/2 x 24 1/4 x 25 1/2 1400 lbs
100 Gallon 72 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 19 3/8 1150 lbs
125 gallon 72 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 23 3/8 1400 lbs
150 gallon 72 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 28 1/2 1800 lbs
180 Gallon 72 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 25 5/8 2100 lbs

Hexagon tanks L x W x H Filled Weight
10 Hexagon 14 1/2 x 12 9/16 x 18 3/4 110 lbs
20 Hexagon 18 3/4 x 16 1/4 x 20 5/8 220 lbs
35 Hexagon 23 1/4 x 20 3/16 x 24 3/4 390 lbs
60 Hexagon 27 1/4 x 24 1/8 x 29 1/2 750 lbs
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Yeah, that range of tanks are very confusing. So it looks like you do have yourself a regular 30 gallon.

29's generally only go up to 30 inches in length as that site says, I also have another site pulled up and it says the same thing.

And then there is the 30 gallon Breeder which is 36 x 12 x 18, so if you just have a normal 30 gallon tank. That makes more sense.

Here's the site I was using if you wanted to look at it: http://freshaquarium.about.com/od/aq...zesweights.htm

So if you can find a hood that is 36 inches in length and 12 inches wide, then you will be set. If you like, I can also look to help you out?
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Please help me find a hood for my fishy friends, I'm sad now and will cry my self to sleep tonight. :(
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:59 PM   #46 
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Here's a Glass Canopy that will allow a filter/heater and other things in the back. The only problem is that you will need to get some sort of light to go across it. http://www.thatpetplace.com/marinela...FYyi4AodUFcAjA

With that glass canopy (I know it's more money to do it this way but it is a different option) you could get this light strip here that comes with a flourescent light bulb which will be enough light for your tank: http://www.petsupplies.com/item/aga-...FUud4AodTEgAOQ

Or here is a hood that may fit: http://www.petmountain.com/product/aquarium-hoods/11442-516024/perfecto-fluorescent-recessed-full-hood-black.html?utm_source=googleproductads&utm_medium= cpc&utm_term={keyword}&gclid=CIWl_IP1m7cCFdCZ4Aodi 3cArw (You have to scroll down to the one that says Fits Tanks 36"L x 13"W - 30 Gallon - (Includes 18 Watt 24" Bulb))

Here is another one, you might have to change the bulb in it though: http://www.petmountain.com/product/a...ood-black.html (get the one that says: 30 Gallons - (18W - 24" bulb - 36"L x 12.5"W x 2.75"H))

Here is another one: the 36 Inch one, you can get black or oak: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...80&pcatid=3780

And another: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...85&pcatid=3785
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:57 PM   #47 
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Great news, I found this amazing 36 inch Aqueon hood with fluorescent light for my tank, I will be changing the light to a UV fluorescent ASAP, check it out here's the link http://www.ebay.com/itm/140860003208...84.m1497.l2649
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:01 PM   #48 
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Glad you found one.

I don't see why you would be switching out a Fluorescent light with another fluorescent light, there's really not much good a UV will do for you except kill the algae that your Pleco will need to eat :/
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:27 PM   #49 
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I heard that the UV light will keep the water crystal clear, plus I want to buy some glo Danios the UV light will make them glo better, it also kills parasites and any diseases before it has a chance to develop, I'm sure there will still be plenty of algae for my pleco in the tank, also my banana plants forest are covered in black algae already and he feeds off of them every night when I put on the midnight blue LED lights you can see him become more active eating his algae wafer and sucking on the banana plants and his Malaysian driftwood.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:41 PM   #50 
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Well I guess there's no stopping you, I can only hope you can learn more from us.

Danios should not be kept with Betta's, nor should any Tetras besides Rummynose, Ember or Glowlight <---not Glo ones. They are too fast and they will nip your girls.

If you want a school fish get Ember Tetras, Rummynose, Harlequin Rasboras, Galaxy Rasboras, Glowlight Tetras or a small group of Cory Cat fish.

Please note, don't get all of those fish please, it will not be very healthy
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