New tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by joiakimfish, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. joiakimfishValued MemberMember


    Just got to work and someone threw out a tank I just checked for leaks and it held up does anyone know ruffly what size this is ... I'm exited

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  2. CefValued MemberMember

    Looks like its close to 50, it looks brand new too.

  3. joiakimfishValued MemberMember

    It's got some ruff silicone in some spots nothing to major

  4. oldsalt777Well Known MemberMember

    Hello joi...

    It's a standard 55 gallon. Nice tank. This should work out well for you. Careful moving it.

  5. tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    i'm guessing somewhere between 40 and 65. It doesn't look 18 inches deep so that rules out 75's or larger.
    ninja'd by oldsalt
  6. joiakimfishValued MemberMember

    I just took measurements they are

    2 1/2 ft
  7. CefValued MemberMember

    it 74.8g tank according to your dimensions.
  8. joiakimfishValued MemberMember

    Update it's closer to 1 and half not 2 and a half
    It's 48in by 20in by 12in
  9. CefValued MemberMember

    yep, it 49.87g (50g). there's a calculator here on the forum :)
  10. joiakimfishValued MemberMember

    Really ... I didn't know that ....Hmmm I really like the idea of a salt water but I here it's a lot of work .And I'm still new and am just starting to understand fresh water fully
  11. fishayfishay1020New MemberMember

  12. CefValued MemberMember

    Not to worries, but i would recommend freshwater route. Lots of people here will help you as they helped me. Welcome to fishlore!
  13. shusbandWell Known MemberMember

    Saltwater isn't much harder, but it is much more expensive.
  14. tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    Before you pick a substrate you will want to decide if you want any bottom dwellers. Bottom dwellers or digging cichlids will prefer sand to gravel
  15. joiakimfishValued MemberMember

  16. fishayfishay1020New MemberMember

    I would go with sand as well because i have gravel in a tank right now and i hate it and i will switch to sand once i get past treating ich.
  17. DanB80TTSWell Known MemberMember

    I would stay with freshwater unless you have at a spare $1000 lol. Saltwater doesn't seem too much harder IMO yet (I'm a noob to it) but if you want to go it right then it's going to be expensive.

    You have the opurtunity to go with something else you like that wouldn't be compatible with whatever you have in your 125g
  18. joiakimfishValued MemberMember

    Actually just spoke to my boss he gonna let me set the tank up in our brake room I think it would be cool to set up an African cichlid tank in here would this tank size be good for that ?
  19. LandosWell Known MemberMember

    Why can't I find that outside my office?!?!?

    I dont know much about Cichlids, but my friend is always treating his for injuries due to fighting. Is your boss willing to get another tank as a hospital?
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  20. joiakimfishValued MemberMember

    I work for uhaul ( repairing their trucks) ppl are allways throwing great stuff out.... Lol I doubt that he would let that happen...was doing some research myself and came across lots of ppl saying the same thig

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