I really like 10 gallons and 5 gallons, I think they are a nice manageable size.
I was using a 5 gallon bucket to do water changes on the 120 so yeah the 55 is much better.No true, for me upto 40gal water change is faster with a bucket and make 1 or 2 trips (at most 15min).
Over 40 gallon tanks, I use a pump to syohon directly into the laundry room drain, same pump to get new warm dechloriated water from a 55gal barrel the laundry room back upstairs, usig that method it takes me 25min to setup and change 20gal of water, and 30min to change 40gal of water.
Same deal with cleaning/replacing canister filter media, very little extra time cleaning a fluval 206 vs 406.
I gave up 5 gallon buckets long ago!I was using a 5 gallon bucket to do water changes on the 120 so yeah the 55 is much better.
OH MY GOSH!!
My favorite was my 150 gallon (but that's also the biggest tank I've had) and I think if I had a bigger tank IT would be my favorite!I'm wondering what experienced aquarists opinion are on tank sizes/dimentions. We all have the experience to have an informed preference or hindsight of what we would have done differently.
SO... What size tank(s) are your favorite and most importantly why? pros and cons. (or what's your least favorite size and why)
I dream about getting a pool sized tank, and putting thousands of fish in it.4. On really HOT days, I could just jump in and swim with the fishes!
Are those all Mbuna, (can't see all of them clearly, my zoom isn't zooming)? Beautiful!I do a 70% water change about every 3 weeks, clean the filters about every 4 months and clean the front about 1 time a month. Using garden hose and a faucet for water changes which is hooked up to hot and cold water. It's a 360 gallon. If you go for a really big tank, and don't skimp on the equipment, big tanks are easy.
What are your tank dimensions? I want one!!!
Mostly mbuna, about 130 to 140 fish.Are those all Mbuna, (can't see all of them clearly, my zoom isn't zooming)? Beautiful!
96"x24"x36"What are your tank dimensions? I want one!!!
Me to but even the Python wasn't long enough. The tank was in the basement, I live in an apartment so no utility sink or drain, so I swapped my neighbor for a 55 gallon that sits under the TV in the living room.
I have a 45 and a few 10s, and I hate the 45. It's very tall and narrow, and I need a stool to be able to reach into it comfortably. It was a pain to scape too. I wanted a 40 breeder, but my mom liked the 45's shape better because the footprint takes up less space. As soon as I move out, I'm switching it over to a 40 breeder or a 55. I'm so over this tank.
when you're a broke high schooler, a 10 gallon is your favorite. It's heap small and easy to fill with live plants from.
Its a very good size, its more than big enough for 95% of tropical species you can buy, maybe limited to just one fish if you want a big one but still good. (My largest tank is homemade, holds 47gallons, I want a larger one but it really was the perfect size, I have 21 fish in there, 7 different species)We just found out a 45 gal tank is about the limit for our residence
Aqueon's 125gallon tank is also 21" tall. Making THAT my favorite tank (though I never owned one).
I have to make sure my floor can support it. But I think Its my next tank.
I like the 40 breeder. Second favorite is the 20 longNot sure if this is the right place for this, but just curious to what everyone's favorite tank size is to work with? I recently came from a 40 gallon breeder which I do like, down to a 33 long. Looking back on it I think either the 33 long or 40 long is my favorite size. Another very uncommon size I really like is a 50 long. 48x12x18. Just a little shorter than a 55.
How about you?
I don't have an exact size in mind, but tall tanks look way better to me. Despite the difference of 15 gallons, I would rather have a 60 gallon(48x12x25...ish) than a 75 (48x18x20) purely for aesthetic reasons.
I have a space issue...as in not enough of it....so 20 gallon long
I have a hexagonal which is a right royal pain in the rear muscles when it comes to maintenance
If I had space I would like a 300 litre....or without space one of those really tall column aquariums....in the corner, by the sofa, next to the potted Ficus.... Keep dreaming girl...ain't going to happen
I agree, though I wouldn't mind more floor space for bottom dwellers...
Having had to clean a 2 ft tall tank, I can't imagine the horror cleaning a "really tall column aquarium" would be!
fluval flex 32gal (I like all of the others too)