View Full Version : Your ideal tank size

09-17-2016, 03:45 AM
If you were to get another tank or get back into the hobby what for you would be your ideal tank that you would be happy with

Mine personally would be a 150 gallon shallow reef peninsula tank with a 3 foot drop off on the end I've been fascinated with these tanks since I first saw them here on the build forum. This would be my ideal tank.

09-17-2016, 05:18 AM
There was one at Macna this year much like this


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09-17-2016, 05:03 PM
My ideal tank is the one I have right now, it's 36x24x21" with a false back for the overflow which makes the display 36x21x21" and about 68 gallons.

Now, if you're referring to Dream Tank, that's a whole different thread (and income tax bracket)... :lol:

Skimmer Juice
09-17-2016, 06:03 PM
My ideal size 96 x 30 x 16 . long wide and low just so happens I might be building said tank in the near future :biggrin:

09-19-2016, 06:26 AM
I think I have my ideal tank : 78"x30"x24" . False wall overflow (6") which reduces it down to 72". Water height/viewing size is actually just over 21", so I can still touch the bottom.

09-21-2016, 05:27 AM

09-21-2016, 04:14 PM
My ideal tank is as big as I can logically fit in my house. At this point I live in a single wide trailer and a 90 gallon fits nicely between my two living room couches. Once I buy a house I would love to build in a 200+ gallon tank with the sump in the basement (hopefully only a year and a bit away)

10-13-2016, 04:05 AM
72 long 36 wide 18 deep would be amazing

10-13-2016, 07:29 AM
That MACNA tank gives me ideas! What a great way to have some extra depth and more interest to fish to swim in.
Hello...Concept? Make it so!

10-13-2016, 09:51 PM
ideal tank size...THE OCEAN!

10-20-2016, 02:56 AM
Kinda happy with my 375 gallon (96x30x30) with a backwall / external overflow box ... although maybe 28" height would be ideal to allow reaching the bottom a bit easier.

10-20-2016, 03:49 AM
96x48x24. Setup as a peninsula/room divider sump in the basement... Now I just need to design/build etc a house around it. 😉