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What is your favorite tank shape(size) and why?

  • Rectangle

    Votes: 17 81.0%
  • Cube

    Votes: 6 28.6%
  • Bowfront

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Cylinder

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • L-shaped

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Drop off

    Votes: 2 9.5%
  • Corner bowfront

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pentagon

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Bullnose

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Double bullnose

    Votes: 1 4.8%

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I am looking to build a tank here in the next 5 years and want to plan it out. I want to go big between 300-500 gallons for the total system. I think I am starting to want a tank around 5x5 foot and 18 inches deep. I like looking thru the water and see the fish/corals/live rock/etc…
but I want to know what your favorite tank shape is(with estimated gallon size) that would make it the perfect tank for you? I want some more ideas and I want to see you all’s dream tanks. show me what you got!
 

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I am looking to build a tank here in the next 5 years and want to plan it out. I want to go big between 300-500 gallons for the total system. I think I am starting to want a tank around 5x5 foot and 18 inches deep. I like looking thru the water and see the fish/corals/live rock/etc…
but I want to know what your favorite tank shape is(with estimated gallon size) that would make it the perfect tank for you? I want some more ideas and I want to see you all’s dream tanks. show me what you got!

Are you 7 ft tall? How will you do maintenance in the center of the tank?
 

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I voted rectangle.
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So what if I did a 13.5 ft long, 2 feet wide and 2 feet tall? This would give me a total of 408 gallons. I want to be over the 400 gallon mark and I think this will be best for cleaning and also maintenance from what you guys have said here.

what y’all think?
 

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For reef tank rectangle. 8x2.5x2 would be my setups.

However I would really like to build an indoor pond that is about 6' in diameter and 30" deep. Sharks, rays, eels, triggers etc etc. That would be a dream
 
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Go 30" wide then it will be 505 gallon. You want a tank that long to have some viewing distance too. Actually if you make it a peninsula you could go even wider. Ryan's 360 is 4ft x 5.5ft. x 26" and he's managing.
What would be the reason for wider? Other than viewing? Just curious. I’m still trying to figure this tank thing out if you can’t tell.
 
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For reef tank rectangle. 8x2.5x2 would be my setups.

However I would really like to build an indoor pond that is about 6' in diameter and 30" deep. Sharks, rays, eels, triggers etc etc. That would be a dream
A shark pond would be dope!!! I wish I could. One day I want to build a basement home with a huge tank that I will need to scuba dive to clean! Have like 2-3 different kinds of sharks/ clown harems and schools of tangs! That would be so cool!!! But gotta start somewhere right?!
 
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ARE YOU PROUD OR EMBARRASSED OF YOUR REEF TANK?

  • Proud

    Votes: 223 57.9%
  • Embarrassed

    Votes: 49 12.7%
  • Neither proud or embarrassed

    Votes: 96 24.9%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 17 4.4%
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