The guys next door to me left for some reason and today I noticed a fish tank filled with paper and broken fans and door locks and other misc stuff. The management of the apartment was here and I saw I didnt want the stuff in the tank but I would like the tank. he said go for it. So I took all the stuff out and lugged that heavy guy over here. I measured it and it is 48 by 12 by 20. is that a 55 gallon?? or a 40 long?? Just wondering. Its one of those old time aquariums. Its got that thick silver trim around the whole thing and it seems to have some kind of dark slate on the bottom. it is still kinda dirty so Im gonna put it in the shower and wash it down and see how it looks then. Still not sure if Im gonna keep it or sell it. Regardless life is good.