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What Size Tank is this?



I've messaged them but any ideas on the size of this tank? I probably can't get it but I can sure envision it planted! Or a cichlid tank!


Says it's 50" long. It's on Craigslist


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I don't find 50" long very often. If you get the full Wide,deep and high measurements, there are online conversion lists to find the gallon size?
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ya, I guess I need to be patient, lol! I want it so bad for a cichlid tank. We have some pretty ones at work.


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From the picture, I might quess it is 481/2 rather than 50. It does look somewhat taller than some so possible 60 Gallon Marineland at 481/2X13 X 24 tall???

I could see a nice group of cichlids, especially angelfish if they suit your fancy but lots of types as the tall is not a problem to the fish. Tall plants to go with them , maybe? Or maybe room for some much taller wood?
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Yeah, that looks an awful lot like the Marineland 60 gallon heartland ensemble.. It is definitely the same stand and hood.

Conveniently, the stand does measure 50" wide, so that must be what the craiglister is measuring..


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Cant say at all by looking at the photo ( it does appear to be a rather tall tank though). But if you can measure it, multiple length x width x height and divide by 231 and then you'll know the size of the tank in gallons.
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I've messaged them but any ideas on the size of this tank? I probably can't get it but I can sure envision it planted! Or a cichlid tank!


Says it's 50" long. It's on Craigslist
Hi schnebbles,

They said it set-up is about 50" long; not 50 gallons. That looks like a 90 gallon which is the same length as a 75 gallon but about 25.5" tall with 2X24" light fixtures on top.

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Cool thanks! She is going to get me the measurements. Not sure if my husband will go for it but he wanted cichlids so this would be a non planted tank.

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Yeah, I'm betting a 90. Bet they measured the stand width.
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Yeah, that looks an awful lot like the Marineland 60 gallon heartland ensemble.. It is definitely the same stand and hood.

Conveniently, the stand does measure 50" wide, so that must be what the craiglister is measuring..


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It does, doesn't it? The stand is about 14" deep I think. I have one with a couple of 10s sitting on it. What - I needed a double stand and that was as close as I could find. Besides, it was marked down quite a bit due to ah...a lack of a matching tank plus a damaged corner.

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I think it's the Marineland 60. She said 48 x 12 x 25 and that's close to a 60gl when I looked online.

Now to talk to my husband, lol! Our house really needs to be bigger!

So I see that sells for $350 at Petsmart - they are asking $300 - what would you think? She said they haven't had it long. Plus they paid tax


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Yeah that is definitely the Marineland 60 gallon. If that's the tank you like, unless you are really set on buying it for that price, I would wait. Petsmart has it on sale all the time for even cheaper than that.
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I personally would pass based on the dimensions if you are planning on making it a planted tank. Since it's taller it's harder to achieve high lighting at substrate and people always complain about that height getting their armpits wet when reaching inside the tank to the bottom, plus it being taller, it can be harder to even get your arm into it, might need a step stool depending on your height and stand height.

Still depends. If you like it enough. In my area I've seen better deals, whether for bigger or smaller (haven't seen 60gal before, but plenty of 55 gallons fully equipped)
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I personally would pass based on the dimensions if you are planning on making it a planted tank.
They already specified this would be non-planted...


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Not sure if my husband will go for it but he wanted cichlids so this would be a non planted tank.

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I think it's the Marineland 60. She said 48 x 12 x 25 and that's close to a 60gl when I looked online.

Now to talk to my husband, lol! Our house really needs to be bigger!

So I see that sells for $350 at Petsmart - they are asking $300 - what would you think? She said they haven't had it long. Plus they paid tax
48 x 12 x 25 = 14,400 / 231 = 62.33 gallons which for all intents and purposes is a 60 gallon tank.

I'd pass unless they're willing to take less than half of that original offer. For a savings of only $50 you're better off buying it new at the store and could then return it if something were to go wrong (and would also be covered by any manufacturer warranty). And as mentioned by others, the store will likely run a sale with that same item (new of course) for even less than they want used. Not to mention its barely any bigger than a 55 gallon tank which you could get for $55 during the $1/gallon sale.
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