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View Poll Results: Favorite standard sized tank?
Nano tanks 6 8.00%
10 Gallon 3 4.00%
15 Gallon 1 1.33%
20 Long 9 12.00%
20 Tall 2 2.67%
29 Gallon 2 2.67%
30 Breeder 1 1.33%
37 Gallon 1 1.33%
38 Gallon 0 0%
40 Breeder 17 22.67%
45 Gallon 2 2.67%
50 Gallon 1 1.33%
55 Gallon 2 2.67%
65 Gallon 2 2.67%
75 Gallon 11 14.67%
90 Gallon 1 1.33%
125 Gallon 6 8.00%
150 Gallon 0 0%
180 Gallon 6 8.00%
210 Gallon 0 0%
220 Gallon 2 2.67%
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favorite sized tank?

I'm really curious to see results of this. What's your favorite sized tank to work with? I'm really only having the options as the standard rectangular size tanks.

I have a 40 gallon breeder, but I generally like tanks that are 36 inches.
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Totally forgot about the 120!! sorry about that!
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I like something that is big enough to move around in, yet not need a step stool or sleeveless shirt to work in. Easy to maneuver in, without wiping out or uprooting surrounding plants when planting/trimming. Somewhere between 15 to 40, so I choose the 20 tall. Depending on the purpose, any in that range will do.

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I'm in love with Marineland® 75G Aquarium Majesty Ensemble, while I'm not a big fan of the stand (Would like different doors) The tank its self is amazing. I'd get on if I wasn't limited to 30 gallons.

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Is that the one Petsmart has started carrying?
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AGA's 180 and I just love my 40 long too, but since it wasn't on the poll list, I chose the 180... I like the depth of it.
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I like the tanks as big as I can afford, I've always felt guilty keeping any animal in an enclosure so the bigger the enclosure the less guilty I feel.

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I really love the dimensions of my 125g. It gives me lots of options for scaping and stocking. It is easy to work in without scuba gear, shallow enough to light fairly easily, add a couple xp3's and it's filtered perfectly.
Second place in my book is a 75g for the same reasons as above. Just an all around good size that works much better than any 55g I've owned. As you can tell I like bigger tanks, that does not take away anything from smaller tanks. I feel all tank sizes have a place, I'm just fortunate enough to have space for the larger ones.


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,2x75g, 55g, 40g breeder, 29g, 2x10g, 100g stock pond..........MTS ? Nahhhhhh
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Either 40 breeder or 75. I voted 75 because the added height and length is nice. The bigger tanks are nice but just too big for most floors and if you have an appt. 75 IMO is the perfect sized tank.
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Mr aqua 12g long and I still don'thave one yet. They are always sold out or something.


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I voted 180 well because,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=643914
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So is the 55 gallon not good for a planted tank? I am finally after years in a position to really tackle this hobby properly and was dead set on a 55 gallon, but reading some posts here and now seeing the poll results, I am just not so sure anymore. I dont want to go any larger than a 55, so i guess a 40 gallon breeder would be the most ideal?
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So is the 55 gallon not good for a planted tank? I am finally after years in a position to really tackle this hobby properly and was dead set on a 55 gallon, but reading some posts here and now seeing the poll results, I am just not so sure anymore. I dont want to go any larger than a 55, so i guess a 40 gallon breeder would be the most ideal?
My 40 long has pretty much the same foot print as a 55, but is shorter in height, which in my opinion makes it way easier to work with, but I do think with a 40 breeder you get the depth which makes for some nice aquascapes.
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ADA 180cm. Awesome dimensions, dream size.
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So is the 55 gallon not good for a planted tank? I am finally after years in a position to really tackle this hobby properly and was dead set on a 55 gallon, but reading some posts here and now seeing the poll results, I am just not so sure anymore. I dont want to go any larger than a 55, so i guess a 40 gallon breeder would be the most ideal?
55 gallon aquariums are good if you don't want to mess with aquascapeing and don't plan to become plant obsessed ( good luck with that!!! ) for the same foot print a 75 gallon would work out best, you get way more room for plants.

To me the best size tank just really depends on what I want to do, I am really getting into ten gallon aquariums, I just finished a shelf tonight that will hold six ten gallon aquariums ob the too shelf and 2 30 gallon aquariums on the bottom shelf, for growing single species of plants and rare plants, I also like to have a place to root my trimmings before I sell them or re-add them to my display aquariums, my fish have a bad habit of digging $&/@; up. I also like ten and five gallon tanks to practice aquascaping in, they are easy to tear down, set up and light, a CFL bulb or two and you are in the high light range. I also like 40B, I think the 40B gives you the best option for the money, you get a TON of floor space and it's only 40 gallons so you save on fertilizers and on co2 in the long run.
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