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Read About 100 Gallon Fish Tanks

While 100 gallon fish tanks are not the most common fish tanks, they are a great size for keeping several fish happy.

Finding 100 gallon fish tanks

Finding 100 gallon fish tanks usually means a trip to a specialty fish store simply because this tank size is not the norm. The most common fish tank sizes are 10, 20, 29, 30, 40, 50, 55 and 90 gallon tanks. Larger tanks frequently need to be custom made, but you can find them in some fish stores, you just need to shop around.

Finding a home for your fish tank

Fish tanks, including 100 gallon fish tanks, should be placed in an area of your home that you spend a lot of time in. There’s really no point in spending a lot of money on the fish tank set up, the fish and the installation of the tank if you can’t enjoy the fish.

Keep in mind that 100 gallon fish tanks are very heavy when full so they need to have a base that can hold about 1,000 pounds! These tanks need a base that can support this much weight because it’s generally accepted that with water and fish included, each gallon of a fish tank will weigh about 10 pounds.

With 100 gallon fish tanks you don’t have to worry as much about water temperature as you do with smaller tanks. When you’re looking for a place to put a smaller tank, you have to keep room temperature and access to sunlight in mind because the water in small tanks has a tendency to fluctuate. Because 100 gallon fish tanks have a larger surface area, they’re not as susceptible to changes in temperature. This allows to put the tank in areas of your house where the temperature changes (like in a room with a large window), which is not something you can do with smaller tanks.

Tank shape

Another thing to consider when looking to buy 100 gallon fish tanks is the shape of the tank. Long rectangular 100 gallon fish tanks have been the norm for years however; fish enthusiasts use large fish tanks for decorative purposes as well as practical purposes and as a result are changing the shape of tanks. It’s actually better to have a smaller rectangular shaped tank because it has a larger surface area that allows for greater oxygen exchange.

But, if you’re set on having uniquely designed 100 gallon fish tanks, put less fish in the designer tank than you would in a rectangular tank so the fish have plenty of breathing room.