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Fish Tank Sizes

Fish Tank Sizes

An aquarium gives a very lively look to a living room. These days there are various sizes available in the market, if at all you wish to set up a tank for your pet fish. Read more and learn which size will be the best for you.
PetPonder Staff
The sight of beautiful fish swimming in a natural background is a very relaxing experience. Watching bright and slimy fish glide through decorated water is much more than a pastime for many of us. Keeping and maintaining a fish tank at home has become an obsession for some. There are many advantages, like less attention and care in case of aquarium fish as pets, which attract people towards setting one at their home. But, which are the most appropriate sizes? It is important to have proper knowledge, as fish also need their space.
What is the Perfect Fish Tank Size?
The size of a fish tank is calculated in gallons―with respect to the maximum volume of water it can hold. There is no particular size which can be called 'perfect'. Fish tanks are available in sizes starting with a small pot of 2 gallons to a mammoth 200 gallons. But, if you want to set up one for yourself, does it alone give a clue what exact shape or dimension we are talking about? Definitely not. We need to describe the sizes more elaborately. Here is a complete list of basic aquarium sizes:
SMALL
Size Dimensions (L x W x H) Weight When Full
2½ gallons 12" x 6" x 8" 27 lbs
5 gallons 16" x 8" x 10" 62 lbs
10 gallons 20" x 10" x 12" 111 lbs
15 gallons 24" x 12" x 12" 170 lbs
15 gallons (high) 20" x 10" x 18" 170 lbs
MEDIUM
Size Dimensions (L x W x H) Weight When Full
20 gallons (high) 24" x 12" x 16" 225 lbs
20 gallons (long) 30" x 12" x 12" 225 lbs
25 gallons 24" x 12" x 20" 282 lbs
30 gallons 30" x 12" x 18" 330 lbs
40 gallons 36" x 18" x 16" 458 lbs
40 gallons (long) 48" x 12" x 16" 455 lbs
LARGE
Size Dimensions (L x W x H) Weight When Full
50 gallons 36" x 18" x 19" 600 lbs
55 gallons 48" x 13" x 21" 625 lbs
65 gallons 36" x 18" x 24" 772 lbs
75 gallons 48" x 18" x 21" 850 lbs
90 gallons 48" x 18" x 24" 1050 lbs
125 gallons 72" x 18" x 21" 1400 lbs
150 gallons 72" x 18" x 28" 1800 lbs
180 gallons 72" x 24" x 25" 2100 lbs

These are the various sizes available these days for a usual fish tank. Although we have only discussed the highly popular rectangular shape only, spherical shapes are also found frequently. However, rectangle shaped aquariums are the easiest to maintain, and will remain most popular.