If you were buying a 6ft tank today, what dimensions would you go with for height and width?

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If you were buying a 6ft long tank today, what dimensions would you choose? I'm hopeful that we might move later this year into a bigger place...and I'm already making plans. :cool:
 
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6' long, 36" wide, 26" tall... My tank size.

Although it's located in a corner of the room, the overflow is on a 36" end, so the flow pattern is peninsula style. I love having 3 feet of front to back depth. Almost get to have three different display regions. front, back, and middle.

It's currently in it's ugly phase, or I'd post picts.
 

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Why only 6’? Make that baby 8’ and have fun!!!

I would do 6’x3’x30” personally if 6’ was max length. I fell in love with a 30” high tank at RAP Orlando so it’s become my new must have!
 
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My current upgrade plan is 72x36x20 peninsula style.
I want to access it without standing on anything.
Current 120 is 24" tall and on a 36" stand.

A 30" stand and a 20" tank will work will all my current equipment transferable to the new system.
 

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Idea dimensions: 6’ (or longer) x 36”w x 24” tall

My current tank is 27” tall and with a euro brace it’s tough to reach the bottom of the glass. I had it custom made and wish I had done 24”!
 
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Perfect dims for a 6ft length! My Reef Savvy is 7ft by 30" by 20"
I agree, 24” tall wouldn’t be bad as well. Only problem with going 36” wide is more light. I have 4 G5 Radion xr30 pros turned sideways and 4 6ft reef Brite xho which should be perfect.
 

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I'm more for form follows function. When I designed the original order for my 72" tank, it was 24" with an internal overflow. That evolved to a coast to coast. I did not consider at the time that I have no idea how I am going to get into that overflow box to clean in out. I have decided to install a wifi camera above it so I can at least see if I have any issues that need addressing. If you are moving and you can build that beast into a wall with a fish room behind it, the world is your oyster. If not, give thought as to how long your arms are and how you will maintain it.
The new DT is 72 1/4" long (because American Aquariums clearly cannot read a measuring tape), 19" tall and 24" deep plus 5" for the overflow. If I ever build another one, I'd go an inch higher to account for the thickness of the acrylic and the sand. I'll pile on with the others though, length is awesome. If I could ever go 96" long, I'd do it in a blink. I don't care about deep ot tall but the long swim room is just awesome. Next time I would go 96" x 19" deep x 20" tall. Next house ...lol
 
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You might regret going deeper than 24", arms are only so long.
36"wide would be great for a 72" tank.
I certainly do. Every couple days… I clean that bottom two inches by hand so I don’t get sand stuck under magnet.
 
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