I've been keeping Red Cherry Shrimp for a while now and was wanting to upgrade their 10 gallon tank.
Since I already had a 55 gallon stand sitting around not being used, I desided to go with a 33 gallon (48"L x 12.25"W x 13"H) basically, a short 55 gallon. I figured the shrimp didn't need the extra height and a long, low tank would be ideal for growing plants plus I figured it'd be an unusal tank to setup.
I checked several different sources and ended up finding a local tank builder who got me a semi-reef ready 33 out the door for $50.
(I have the glass to build the overflow if I ever want to, but it's not installed since I don't need it yet).
If I ever had another tank built like this, I'd plan out the holes a little different, like the drawings below...
As soon as all of my equipment gets here, I'll get the tank up and running and post some pictures after the move.
Tank specs (so far):
33 gallon - $50
Rena XP1 - $70
200W in-line heater - free
Duel T5HO lighting - $65
Pressurized CO2 - already had
Soil Master Select (substrate) - already had