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. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    My ideal is a 180, big enough for lots of fish and corals, with the dimensions you can do lots of things with the rock work, and it's still manageable.
     
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  3. the fisherman

    the fisherman Vlamingii Tang

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    My ideal tank would be a 300+ gallon tank. One day I will hit lotto and my first stop will be my lfs lol
     
  4. wastemanagement

    wastemanagement Eyelash Blennie

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    You crack me up thats too funny ;), LOL

    Personaly im thinking that my ideal would be a 3'x3'x30" I think it would give awsome aquascaping patential, So why am I building a 150gl short? LOL:confused:
     
  5. Gexx

    Gexx Giant Squid

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    i have a 29 but thats all i have the money for.
     
  6. horkn

    horkn Giant Squid

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    My 193g is ideal for the basement tank.

    It is ideal because I made it. ;D 62" x 30" x24" high.

    Now for my upstairs tank, I am thinking at least 350g. I have a spot that can fit a 8 foot tank, and if I make it around 34" wide and 28" or so tall that will give me 396g.
     
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  7. stepho

    stepho Panda Puffer

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    I voted for the 240gal long and other.

    240 simply because it was the biggest option. Who wouldn't love a huge tank? I don't have it because I right now I couldn't afford the top off water for a 240, let alone everything else.

    Voted for other because I would love to have a 30 gal cube as well. I am working on that one though.
     
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  9. jonjonwells

    jonjonwells Great Blue Whale

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    Ideal??? who really wants an ideal tank. How about your dream tank.

    My current ideal tank would be a 75 Gal. Easily moved by one person. Doesn't take up too much space.

    Doesn't say much that I own a 150.

    My Dream tank would be a multi room wrap around with multiple levels to simulate different depths on a reef with a central 8 foot tall wall of wonder in the center.
     
  10. ZachB

    ZachB Giant Squid

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    Lots of old posts from Matt getting brought back to life lately :lol:

    180 or a 75 here
     
  11. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    my ideal aquarium is 5ft long, but its not an option listed
    so Ill have the 6ft and then cut 1 ft off it

    LOL?

    Steve
     
  12. tatted4ever

    tatted4ever Clown Trigger

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    I really like my 90 but.... a 120 looks extra nice. More specifically Oceanic 120g tech series. I eyeball this tank in a lfs near me all the time and run numbers through my head.

    Next tank I get will be that tank. But maybe not for 5 years or so.

    So many things to factor in. If money wasnt a factor of course Id have some ridiculous size tank of 1000+ gallons. But thats not the case.

    I really like my 90 and plan on going balls to the wall with it. :D