If you don't want to buy something expensive & new, buy it used & cheap. You can get a stand, tank, sump & accessories at $200 I'd imagine, for a 20 or 30 gallon tank. If you do get one, before you buy it, make sure that it's worth the money and check for chips in the glass/acrylic. Ask questions like "how old is this tank?", "Who is the original owner?" etc. I got my 70 gallon glass tank, plumbing & pump (although that part was useless), and acrylic sump, one bulb light fixture, bulbs, and stand all for $260. AndrewPistol, I believe her name is...(
hope I didn't mess that up), just bought a 150 gallon tank, sump, stand, and accessories for $100! You just have to find a great deal and negotiate for sure! If you find something and you want to check if it's a good deal or rip off, go ahead, post it!