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Definitely need to see this 1500 build fromThis one is of 400g . Doing this 40 years, and as you can imagine, Ive been through many sizes and find its the bigger tanks that are satisfying-forgiving- reduced maintenance and room for everything I desire to place in tank.
As many are aware, I will be going to a 1500g tank and not sure if thats still big enough for my liking but any bigger, I wont get it through the door.
I have had 4 tanks. The first, back in the late 80s was a 40 gallon XH built in the wall. It was horrible to maintenance. Then I went to a 90 gallon in 2000. In 2011 my mom in law who lived with us got very sick and her care necessitated that I get a smaller tank so got a 36 bowfront. Finally in 2016 I bought the 56 gallon column tank I have now. I bought it for seahorses, (pictured below)so it's 30" wide by 18" deep and 24" high. After the ponies lived out their natural lives I switched it over to a mixed reef. It fits the space very well and now that I am a woman in my 6th decade it's a good size without overwhelming maintenance.
I have a 5g cube and a 60g cube. So far the 60g cube has given me more problems vs the 5g. 5g cube very easy to fill up and create coral art, 60g more room to play and add new/larger fish and coral. Both are an eye catcher for sure but I think I love the 5g better. Easier maintenance and still is beautifulOne aspect I love about the hobby is the variety of shapes and sizes a tank can come in. I am wondering what is the current size of your tank, and are you happy with that size or would you want to go bigger or smaller.
I’m currently running a 65 gallon 36”x18”x24” LxWxH. I’ve had many, many different tanks and this may be my second favorite dimension wise so far. I really want to go back to a 48” tank eventually, ideally 48”x24”x24”.