So I have my 28 gallon hex tank going strong for about a month and half and I want to upgrade already. The only issue I have had is my emerald crab attacks my fish, so he is going to be relocated..The hex is a hard shape and I keep seeing bigger tanks!
I live in a condo and the absolute biggest I could ever go is 55 gallons. So I might as well just buy it! I have a few questions though. My mom is absolutely horrified about having a sump, and she says "no way, no how." She owns the place and I just live by her rules
but do I have to have a sump with a 55 gallon, and if not, how difficult could things get without one? If a 55 gallon is recommend with a pump, what size tank could I do without?
I am at home all day long due to my illness, and I try to take very good care of my tank and it helps keep me busy.. I have really enjoyed this new hobby. I will have to slowly upgrade my equipment before I even start the tank, but a little at a time, disability money just covers my medical expenses..
Also, is it possible that I can break up the water changes into parts so I don't have to lug around all that water from my LFS
at one time?
Thanks for all your help and advice!