Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-20-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
What size tank to get?

I am in the process of downsizing the number of tanks I have running from 9 to hopefully 4. I have been moving fish around and there are some fish that won't be suitable for the 180g or the 90g. The remaining fish are these:
Mandarin
yellow clown goby
green clown goby
pair of clowns
itty bitty sailfin blenny
tailspot blenny

So instead of buying a tank and stocking I have the stock first and need some tank size suggestions.

I am taking down the 60g most likely and the biocube so I have that space available. i was thinking maybe a 40b or a 50h....I'd like to stay compact as far as size but am kinda stuck on what size would be appropriate. I'd like the new NUVO 24g 36 inch tank but I dont think that will be big enough for the stock mentioned above. Maybe it would, I might be over thinking the whole thing. LOL

Let me know what you think everyone, it will have to be soon since I have already emptied the cube and part of the 125g. The 8g and 60g are next and that puts a time crunch on me since I wont have anywhere to put those fish.

Thanks guys!! Looking forward to some input so I can make a decision.
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 01:14 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Kimlafeiet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 680
I love the 40b, its a great tank for the length and width, but shallow enough to actually get down into the tank when needed.
I wish now I would have gone with a 40b, instead of the 37g tall I have, but my 37g has a nice stNd and canopy, which is why I went that route, but man it is a beast to get the stepstool out and still have trouble reaching the bottom, lol. Cant wait till I start adding corals, ugh.
__________________

__________________
What did the fish say when he swam into a wall? "Dam!"
Kimlafeiet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 12:39 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 206
I too would go with the 40b ... but I am short!
__________________
10 gallon fresh + 10 gallon salt
Tmar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 01:35 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bribo12's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,117
40 breeder!!! That will be my next tank as well. Gotta love the width on it!
__________________
20 Gallon SPS reef
29 Gallon FW "fat catfish" tank
20 Gallon Long Dart Frogs "Zig" and "Zag"
bribo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 05:59 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Thanks for the input. I was hoping to get an all in one setup, something like the nuvos maybe.
The only thing holding me back from committing to the 40b is the drilling and sump. I kinda wanted it to be simpler this time around. lol

So do you guys think a 36 inch long 24 g is too small for the fish I listed? Should I maybe consider a Nuvo 40g or 38g? Just trying to feel out what I wanna get. lol
With a nuvo I could get their skimmer and reactors and they will fit perfect. I wouldnt have to mess with an expensive skimmer and fit and wouldnt have to worry about an overflow.
Other than glasscages does anyone know if I can get a predrilled 40b?
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 06:05 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Jolee0722's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 244
If you are looking for a 36 inch long all in one, there is the new innovative marine nuvo shallow series 60 gallon all in one tank. It has dual overflows for 2 filter socks and room for a protein skimmer and media reactors. The only dimension difference between it and the 40b is that it is 16 inches high and 24 inches deep.
__________________
Jolee0722 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 06:06 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
LOL. that nuvo is like 1400$!!! WAAAAYyyy over my budget. Though that is a perfect suggestion, lol, just wish Ihad the money
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 06:07 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Jolee0722's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 244
Oh didn't realize. I know, I wish I had the money and space to get the 120 gallon.
__________________
Jolee0722 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2013, 02:49 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
been pricing tanks and lights and stands all day. I dont anticpate keeping coral in this tank BUT with me you never know.

The 24g nuvo is $399 with not stand which would prob have to be custom made. And since its 36 inches wide it would be kinda pricey to get lights for it. SOoo I am back to thinking the nuvo 30 or 38. The 30 is $299 and the 38 is $399. The stands run 249$. And since its not as wide as the 24 the lighting would be cheaper.
If i add up the prices for getting a 40b together it comes out a tad bit cheaper but not by very much. And I face the same dilemma with the lights since its 36 inches wide.
Sigh, just dont know which one to go for. My stock list will pretty much stay the same so the bigger tank isnt necessarily needed per se, not that the extra 8g would make a huge difference anyways. lol
ANyone have the nuvo 30 or 38? That might be a good place to start, see what you all think for those that have the setup already.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2013, 04:22 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 206
well Carey, whatever you decide to go with... I for one am looking forward to a LOT of pics of it with great anticipation!!! I am sure it will be GREAT
__________________

__________________
10 gallon fresh + 10 gallon salt
Tmar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
size, tan, tank

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.