What is your ideal aquarium size?

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What is your ideal aquarium size?

  1. 20 Gallon Long (30" x 12" x 12")

    1.4%
  2. 40 Gallon Breeder (36" x 18" x 16")

    2.7%
  3. 55 Gallon (48" x 13" x 21")

    6.8%
  4. 75 Gallon (48" x 18" x 21")

    9.6%
  5. 90 Gallon (48" x 18" x 24")

    6.8%
  6. 125 gallon (72" x 18" x 21")

    8.2%
  7. 150 gallon (72" x 18" x 28")

    9.6%
  8. 180 Gallon (72" x 24" x 25")

    23.3%
  9. 240 Gallon Long (96" x 24" x 25")

    16.4%
  10. Other

    26.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Factoring everything, what is your ideal aquarium? :)

    Do you have it now? Why not? :tongue4:
     
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  3. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    one question before i answer, is this based on actually income and avaliable space? or is it more of a dream tank?
     
  4. Area 51 Exotics

    Area 51 Exotics 3reef Sponsor

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    My next tank will be built into an existing closet sealed from the front with all access from behind. 300gal 96Lx24wx30H. It's a while away but I've already been pricing and planning.
     
  5. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    well if i had the money and the space i would build a 20,000 gal reef enviornment and would try to make it into a closed system place where there is a cycle of food that never deplets :) and of course i would have scoba gear to swim with all my homies lol...that would be so awsome :)
     
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  6. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    hmmm i would prolly need like 200 1000w mhs lol...or better yet make it out doors
     
  7. chetrod

    chetrod Peppermint Shrimp

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    I would say 150 - 200 gallon for in home tanks it will give you more room to work with. and more options as far as aquascaping.
     
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  9. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The bigger the better for me :) I only have a 90 gallon right now because it's all I can afford and all I have room for :(
     
  10. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bigger the better for me as well. I'm in the planning stages of a 210-240G now. But it's real early in the planning stages :)


    J
     
  11. 90_Berlin_joe

    90_Berlin_joe Fire Shrimp

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    I would want a wall unit with three different habitat areas sand for my stingrays, starfish LR for my fish and then finally LR/LS for my inverts. This way i dont have to buy a hug MH lamp and i can concintrate on certain area of living habitats.

    So it would have to be about 15' wide, 48" deep, 36" tall inclosed in a wall.

    Hey that sounds like my Living room wall and what do you know the Garage is on the other side making it easier to do. Hey VAMP75 ready for a new project?
     
  12. kb.bear

    kb.bear Peppermint Shrimp

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    125 gal 24"X24"X48"
    Compact, yet large enough to keep chemicals from going off plus deep enough to grow a variety of corals with different light needs