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. fletch

    fletch Kole Tang

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    I hope the 150 Gallon will be. ::) :uhoh2: :laughy:
     
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  3. hexus0

    hexus0 Astrea Snail

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    im interested in the way some people have made tanks from cement, or plywood with glass on one side.. thats cool. also i had a vision turning a pool into a reef. with the whole scuba gear idea. Imagine, olympic size reef. ahh the colonies, the splendor, the cost. ;(
     
  4. basile

    basile Feather Duster

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    38X38X20 square in my view is the best. 125 G
     
  5. RustyShakleford

    RustyShakleford Feather Duster

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    ive always wanted a 180 g since i was a kid
     
  6. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    WOW Basile your digging up some Oldies :)

    Since this post was started I've upgraded to a 370G tank. Love the size

    J
     
  7. salsalito25

    salsalito25 Stylophora

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    wow this was a old post..lol...

    But i have a 24gal nano goin now, with a 180gal in the garage just ready to be plugged in but like aways money is not here at the moment
     
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  9. basile

    basile Feather Duster

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    I'm a sucker for polls lol.
     
  10. Reef Empire

    Reef Empire 3reef Sponsor

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    very, VERY big... We always thought the 700g would be big enough, but now that its here,(and filling up fast) we want some thing MUCH bigger...
     
  11. anpgp

    anpgp Dragon Wrasse

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    I only have a 29 right now, but can't wait until I'm done with college and have a stable living condition so I can upgrade to most likely a 55. Although 90 would be nice. It all kind of depends on what type of job I get.
     
  12. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    Realistically a 20 gallon long is mine. It has an awesome footprint, doesn't take much to take care, is cheap, and doesn't cost much to set up.

    On the other end of things a 1000+ gallon aquarium, with a low huge square footprint is my dream aquarium. A big reef tower in the middle with lots of caves for smaller fish and open sand around the perimeter for sharks and rays. At this point I couldn't even afford the salt mix for such a huge tank.

    I don't have the 20 long currently. I have a 30 long. If my tank were to fail right this minute I would stuff my coral into my sump and go strait to the store to pick up a 20 long.