Tank size most desired, and why?

What size tank would you like to have and why?


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    66

dahly

Member
From newbies to experienced hobbyists, from time to time the thought of a new, larger tank crosses our minds.  Whether we want to try new varieties of fish or just want more of them, the thought of a larger tank is always "bubbling" in our heads.  Here's a chance to cast a vote and express you tank desires.  Share your thoughts, as we are all interested! 
 

Dino

Member
Tanks with a larger volume of water are more stable and less likely to crash.

Dino
 
  • Thread Starter

dahly

Member
I would love to have a 125 gallon tank to house various types of cichlids.  I love their colors and personalities.  A 125 gallon tank would allow me to have a wide range of types and sizes without the worry of overt aggression.  Hiding places would be plentiful as would be territories for the less amenable.  Just where would I put it is the question!  
 

chickadee

Member
:'(I am going to vote but of course I cannot have any of them (too big) I am having a hard time finding room for the things I moved out of the room for my 5 and 3 gallon homes for Azul and Noel. Bless you all that can have the large tanks . I shall depend on you to keep sending in those beautiful pictures so I can OOO and AAAH-HHH over them ;D.

Have a good day.

Shalom,

Rose
 

Jessie_Lynn

Member
Same for me. I would lov to have a 55 gallon but there is no space in my house so I guess I have to stay with my 10 gallon tank. :-[
 

Butterfly

Member
Eventually would love to have a 250 G. My Clown Loaches and my Plecos will need a larger tank and that would be perfect. Also as Dino said larger tanks are more stable and the more stable the water parameters are the happier they will be.
Carol
 

dano569

Member
I have a 55,a 20,and a10.I am gonna buy another 55in the next couple of weeks.I would love to have at least a 125.it will be a while before I get anything like that though.
 

Jason

Member
I'm trying to get one over 40 gal
 
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dahly

Member
The GCAS has on it's Trading post, a 150 gallon tank and stand for $450. Oh, just the thought of it absolutely thrills me! But where would I put a 6' long tank that weighs in at least 1250 pounds with just water in it? Dino said it starts with a 20' by 50' concrete pad...........
 

Butterfly

Member
And you know Santa(Dino) is always right
Carol
 

Isabella

Member
I probably could make the space for some 100 gallon tank in my home right now, but I honestly would NOT have the time for it (plus my 30 and 10 gallon tanks). Besides, if I set it up now, it would be difficult to move it - and I am still in college and live with my parents, but would like to move out once I am done with my education. That's why it's not a good time right now for me to set up a huge tank.

But of course, I'd love to have the biggest tank I could get! I'd like at least a 75g. And I am resolved to get one like this once I have my own house, so that I'll be sure there won't be any moving out anytime soon. And, lol, I'd have to make sure the floor is strong enough to hold so many gallons of water!

The reasons for which I'd love a huge tank are obvious: more space and freedom for my fishies, ability to have more fish (and I like so many of them!), the infinite possibilities of aquascaping (I love to decorate a tank), and a beautiful view in my house - a little piece of nature at my own place, which is such a pleasure to look at!
 

KittieKat

Member
I own many tanks of various sizes.. so I just voted for 75+ cuz i'd like to have a matching 125g.... I love the one I have, so to have 2 is just twice the fun... it would be REALLY awesome to have a 500g tho!!!
 

MissMTS

Member
When I move into a bigger house I would like a 250 gallon tank where I could mimic a complete biotype with all sorts of fish. Of course I may never have room for a tank this big but I can always wish !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

King_Snuggles

Member
150 and have it be a saltwater reef. but chances are my next will be a 55 ish freashwater.
 

tkfury

Member
I was really looking into a 110-190g tank for awhile - plenty of room for a nice aquascape and beable to host all the community fish I want but its just not realistic. I think a 75 gallon would be perfect given I have the space for it. Nice size with plenty of room for a pair of angels, a school or two of some barbs and of course some catfish but without getting too far into the rather expensive equipment zone, at lest I'd like to think anyways. Anything larger than that and I think I'll just have too much on my hands - far to many stocking options for my tiny little mind to comprehend.
 

MagpieTear

Member
I've had a 55 for a long time and now find myself pining for a 125, just have to get some bills under control first.
 

Angela_96

Member
Well, since we just set up a 55 gallon I have to say we would be wanting a 125+g tank next... We love oscars and to have a proper oscar tank you need the room for them. However we do live in a doublewide and it would not support a tank that large so we have to stick with the 100 gallon and smaller...
 

≈ D ≈

Member
Oh something in the region of 500 gallons would be nice (working on that ;D) as a saltwater reef tank. Parameters would be more stable, would be able to keep more fish > and the pleasure would be priceless
 

0morrokh

Member
As big as possible. ;D
Course I gotta find a bit of $$ first.
 

COBettaCouple

Member

Tayful

Member
I want a 125 gallon, even if I don't have space in my room for it. I'm not sure why that size either, but of course, when it comes to fish tanks the bigger the better. However, 125 just appeals to me.
 

Narcicius

Member
I want a 55 gallon because they're not big enough to be hard to take care of and getting past 30 gallon really opens up fish possibilities so you can have some really nice fish. I want one so bad.
 

fishrule101

Member
I want a 75 cause you can really have almost every fish. Its big but more stable in parameters. But a 55 is more likly to happen.
 

Alessa

Member
Id love a 100+ to be able to have a HUGE school of hatchetfish and neons... and ghost catfishes...

too bad I don't have the room, or the money
 

FishFolk

Member
100-150 is my current dream. But in practical, near range goals, I want a 40 breeder for my plecos.
 

Butters

Member
whatever would be big enough to hold one silver arowana, maybe like a 500 gallon or something of that size. Those are my dream fish, they look so freakin awsome!
 

rifter098

Member
I really want a 200gal. peacock set-up...but realistically a 75gal. mbuna would be very nice
 

TFA101

Member
public aquarium tank!!!! My OWN PET KILLER WHALE!!!!!!
 

fins

Member
Hm... tank size I most want would be a 500 gallon...now to quit dreamin' I'd have to say if I did wanna go any bigger it would be to a 125 gallon...
 

platy ben

Member
I already have a 65G and I already have a 38G so I voted for a 20G, why you may ask?, I need a tank to keep my convict fry in because I'm moving them out when they are a month old (in 3 weeks)
 

fishchick

Member
I love my 75 gall , but its hard to keep clean, will do right this go round !
 

Allie

Member
Old thread and I haven't seen it in past year? lol
I would really like to have a 55-75g for my MalawI cichlids. Which I will be getting sometime soon. I think i'd like to find some bookshelf tanks for my betta too.
We've had a lot of different sized tanks over the past few years: 80g, 90g, 110g tall, 40gs, 44g diamond 50g, 27g Hex and lots of smaller sized ones. The larger ones were too tall for me to work in...so I giggler something along the 65-75g would be a great size for me.
 

Devon

Member
In a perfect world, I get 2 more 6.6 gallon bookshelf aquariums for Esteban & Consuela, & use the 10 gallon they're in now as a guppy tank; upgrade my 30 gallon Tiger Barb/Black Neon tank to a 40-50 gallon so I can have more of both; a 150 gallon for a pair of Oscars; a 40-50 gallon tall hex for a couple angels, and 500+ gallon Saltwater for a great big Moray eel. drool
Also, a miracle in my house, or a winning lottery ticket, so I have room for all of the above. Keep dreaming, right?
 

J J Indy

Member
I have been keeping my eye on a 220 at the LFS but ouch the price is steep. I have 2 - 55 gallons now so realisticly it will probably be a 125 gallon. I also saw a 150 gallon cube shaped tank awesome for a corner or a center piece.
 

heartsongsinger

Member
I've got a 47 but I want to get another big tank. 50 (maybe) for downstairs so I can use the 10 gal downstairs as a quarintine tank. Trick is convincing some one else to buy it. or find it very cheap
 

AlyeskaGirl

Member
I voted a 55 gal. I have a 55 gal, lol!! But 2 my point is that it's perfect for me because it's not too small and it's not too big!!!
 

navyscuba

Member
I just want to have a bigger tank to put some bumblebee's and some other Cichlids that require more room. Maybe a Saltwater too.
 

pinkfloydpuffer

Member
I want a 125g for a porcupine puffer! Oh, and maybe a 1,000g for a mbu puffer! ;D
And tons of other tanks of various sizes for tons more species of puffers...
 

Low95chevy

Member
I would want a 90 gallon because it'll look beautiful in my room Right in front of my bed or to the right of it...salt water marine fish tank 90 gallon cause its big but it'll look HUGE in my not too big room as soon as I get a good job and read some BOOKS!!
 

pepetj

Member
I would love a 300 to 500gal tank to keep a large school of Iridiscent Sharks, Blue Botias or Clown Loaches.

Problem I see (besides space) is the huge weight of it and the challenge to get a suitable (structural and aesthetic wise) stand...

Standard 6footer are not adequate for this dream project. Maybe an above ground level concrete pond with some glass walls....

Pepe
Santo Domingo
 

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