Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal



Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 28
  1. #11

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    A little further from sanity
    Posts
    9,317

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the rep friend :) - Compass   Merry Christmas! - rebecca_finny   Thanks for the rep! - AmazonJoe   Happy Holidays. - gadget228   Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! - Plecos   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I really love my 65 gallon. The 36x18 footprint makes it easy to scape and gives the tank many stocking options.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Dear naps, sorry I hated you so much when I was a child... Love me

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    4,966

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7   Happy holidays! - rebecca_finny   Merry Christmas (Santa Loves Pie) ;-) - Taurus   Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Good to see you here again... - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Im into huge tanks and multi tank set ups... I wish I still had my set up from Oregon. I had a 6 unit 3 stack in 2 columns of 75 gal tanks and a 300 tank next to it. I just wish I invested in knowing more about the other pieces. I wouldnt own a single HOB or canister if I could redo it and would go algae scrubber/sump on almost everything or sponge filters with a central piston drive. Also the light requirements and cheap substrates that are better looking than the other stuff. Im on the way though to get to where I want to be.

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Binghamton NY
    Posts
    2,865

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Another day, another round for my friends. - mommy1   After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1   Hope you are well man - robflanker   Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1   Happy Birthday - mommy1   
    Male Breast Cancer - Pregnancy Loss - Infant Loss - Sudden Infant Death - Jaster   Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - Jaster   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I started with an 80g and honestly I don't think I would change that. It was big enough that I didn't have to upgrade a ton of times even as I changed my mind on fish a ton of times. I would change the setup though. Start with a canister filter instead of a hob and an inline heater...
    Angel breeder wanna-be

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    6,990

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thank you for giving Sake a chance. - gronlaura   because you took in such a special needs cat. love! - bethyMT   Happy Birthday! - KingFisher   Happy Birthday Jen. - Strider199   Merry Christmas - Cliff   
    Gay and Lesbian Pride - MCHRKiller   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - MCHRKiller   Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - MCHRKiller   Emphysema - Lung Cancer - Lung Disease - Multiple Sclerosis - MCHRKiller   Graves Disease - Lymphedema - Men's Health - Pro Choice - Prostate Cancer - Scleroderma - Thyroid Disease - Trisomy 18 - MCHRKiller   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I personally wouldn't waste my time these days with a tank less than 20G unless you only had ambition to keep a solo betta. 55s are a good size in terms of offering a fair amount of water but their shape is ridiculous. You will grow to dislike their narrow width as it is very difficult to scape a tank that is 4ft long and that narrow. I would decide on how large of an area you want to devote to the tank. Then see what sizes are available and if you like taller or shorter aquariums. If you can devote 30" to a tank then Id go for a 56G column, 36" a 50/65G, 48" a 75/90G.

    The first aquarium I bought for my new house was a 56G column...a lot of people rag on column tanks but this one is actually super easy to scape and offers much more space for fish than originally thought. For a space saving tank I really like this one.
    3x75 gallons|2x55 gallons|2x50 gallons|3x40 gallons|1x29 gallon|1x10 gallon


  5. #15

    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    28

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Yes, my tank size seems to be growing the more I read. We only have 5g and 10g available here. I knew that I didn't want smaller than a 29g, but still thought that was a decent sized tank. But now I have really shifted into looking at 50, 65, 75, 90, and 125 gallons... I have an 8' long space available, so even a 6' tank would fit okay into it. The 75/90 seems like a pretty good size, and I do think I would prefer one that was at least 18" wide.

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    4,588

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7   pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie   Thank you for all the plant advice - showmebutterfly   Merry Xmas To You! - Sandz   Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    TWO 75g tanks would fit perfectly there... ;)

    One cichlid tank, one community tank. PERFECT

  7. #17

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    45,087

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Here's an umbrella for the coming storm - mermaidwannabe   Thanks for the points - Silbar   Thanks for the rep - Silbar   Try to stay dry this week. - Silbar   More rep already? Thank you kindly my friend ;-) - steeler58   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I started by helping with my daughter's 10 gallon, and that's all we have at this point....which tank would I have preferred to START with?...probably a 30 gallon...which size do I WANT for my next tank?...55 or 65 gallon...

    Question: what is the smallest tank size with an 18" footprint between the back and front?
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went” - Will Rogers

  8. #18

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    4,966

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7   Happy holidays! - rebecca_finny   Merry Christmas (Santa Loves Pie) ;-) - Taurus   Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Good to see you here again... - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    http://freshaquarium.about.com/od/aq...zesweights.htm

    This is a list of common tank sizes with weight also listed when filled.

  9. #19

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    45,087

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Here's an umbrella for the coming storm - mermaidwannabe   Thanks for the points - Silbar   Thanks for the rep - Silbar   Try to stay dry this week. - Silbar   More rep already? Thank you kindly my friend ;-) - steeler58   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    http://freshaquarium.about.com/od/aq...zesweights.htm

    This is a list of common tank sizes with weight also listed when filled.
    Someone sent me that link before, but I lost it...bookmarking that site now...thanks Sandz!
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went” - Will Rogers

  10. #20

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    45,087

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Here's an umbrella for the coming storm - mermaidwannabe   Thanks for the points - Silbar   Thanks for the rep - Silbar   Try to stay dry this week. - Silbar   More rep already? Thank you kindly my friend ;-) - steeler58   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    What's the difference in a "breeder" and a regular tank?...looking at some different websites, some "breeders" look like there is a divider on the top and bottom of the tank, and some don't...guessing a divider of glass fits into those partitions (?)

    I have room for a 30 gallon breeder right now, but from what I've read, they are not very common (?)
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went” - Will Rogers

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •