How Large Fish Tank Sizes do You Need?

Large Marine Aquarium
Large Marine Aquarium

If you like to fish, you may have it at home. Fish should not always be put on the pound, but you can also put your fish in the aquarium. The fish tank will also look more attractive so that you can use it as your home decoration. However, you have to choose the aquarium carefully especially for the size. 20 gallon aquarium will not enough for keeping all types of fish. Fish tank sizes can be categorized into three categories. You have to choose it depending on the space of your room and the amount of fish you have.

Fish tank sizes

Small Sizes

If you have a small space and a few numbers of small fish, it will be better if you choose a small fish tank. Small sizes if it has 2.2 up to 15 gallons capacity. The dimensions can be from 12 x 6 x 8 inches up to 20 x 10 x 18 inches. Besides, tank sizes for small capacity can load 3 to 22 pounds for empty weight and 27 to 170 pounds for filled weight.

Mid Sizes

Besides that, you can also consider mid-size. Aquarium sizes with mid capacity offer from 20 up to 40 gallons capacity whereas the dimensions start from 24 x 12 x 16 inches up to 48 x 12 16 inches. In empty weight, it ranges from 25 pounds to 55 pounds and in filled weight it can be for 225 pounds to 455 pounds. Anyway, these mid fish aquarium sizes can be your option if you have a larger space and greater amounts of fish.

Large Sizes

If you need to fill your aquarium about 50 to 180 gallons, it means you need a large fish tank. Large aquariums have from 36 x 18 x 19 to 72 x 24 x 25 of the dimensions. Then, the empty weight can be from 100 to 338 pounds, and the filled weight is from 600 to 2,100 pounds. From those sizes, which size do you need for your fish tank?

fish tank dimension

Below are a few of the most commonly found including aquarium size and tank dimensions (inches).

SMALL AQUARIUMS
Tank Size Empty Weight Filled Weight L x W x H
2 1/2 gallon 3 lbs 27 lbs 12 x 6 x 8
5 gallon 7 lbs 62 lbs 16 x 8 x 10
10 gallon 11 lbs 111 lbs 20 x 10 x 12
15 gallon 21 lbs 170 lbs 24 x 12 x 12
15 gallon High 22 lbs 170 lbs 20 x 10 x 18
MID-SIZED AQUARIUMS
Tank Size Empty Weight Filled Weight L x W x H
20 gallon High 25 lbs 225 lbs 24 x 12 x 16
20 gallon Long 25 lbs 225 lbs 30 x 12 x 12
25 gallon 32 lbs 282 lbs 24 x 12 x 20
29 gallon 40 lbs 330 lbs 30 x 12 x 18
30 gallon Breeder 48 lbs 348 lbs 36 x 18 x 12
40 gallon Breeder 58 lbs 458 lbs 36 x 18 x 16
40 gallon Long 55 lbs 455 lbs 48 x 12 x 16
LARGE AQUARIUMS
Tank Size Empty Weight Filled Weight L x W x H
50 gallon 100 lbs 600 lbs 36 x 18 x 19
55 gallon 78 lbs 625 lbs 48 x 13 x 21
65 gallon 126 lbs 772 lbs 36 x 18 x 24
75 gallon 140 lbs 850 lbs 48 x 18 x 21
90 gallon 160 lbs 1050 lbs 48 x 18 x 24
125 gallon 206 lbs 1400 lbs 72 x 18 x 21
150 gallon 338 lbs 1800 lbs 72 x 18 x 28
180 Gallon 338 lbs 2100 lbs 72 x 24 x 25

*) all size dimensions in inches