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mischievouscat 11-19-2008 10:59 AM

Odd-sized Tanks
I found a picture of a "bookshelf" tank -- about 6 gallons, extra long -- and I really loved the look of it. I wondered if there was a similar long setup for 10 gallons out there somewhere.

I realize that this wouldn't be a size I'd find at pet stores. Any reliable website that might carry an extra long 10 gallon?

1077 11-19-2008 11:19 AM

IMHO even if you were to find one it would only be a short while before you wished for it to be a 20 gal long which are much easier to find.:-)

mischievouscat 11-19-2008 12:16 PM

That's the truth. XD I have a million+ tank ideas and fish I want to try. And I would get a 20 gallon long, but my dorm only allows 10 gallons max.
So I'm looking for a 10 gallon long instead.

iamntbatman 11-19-2008 12:29 PM

I've read about a 10 gallon long tank with the dimensions 24 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 12 5/8. That's only four inches longer than a standard ten gallon and it's not shorter height-wise but instead is narrower front to back. That seems like a really odd sized tank. Usually those narrow tanks are for show tanks where you want the fish to be front and center. A standard 15g is the same size except is 12 inches deep rather than 8. I understand the tank size restriction, but I'm sure the idea is to prevent people from having really big tanks that could cause a lot of water damage. I kind of doubt they would go so far as to measure the tank and calculate volume and tell you to get rid of it.

daisycutter 11-20-2008 06:49 AM

how would they know its a ten gallon? iamntbatman is right you could probably get away with 15 without issue i have a 15g nano type tank with a much smaller footprint than a standard 10 without a volume check no-ones the wiser these type are also very easy to break down and move

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