Well I am not entirely certain....I was thinking that if I went ahead and did the 46 I would probably still be able to use most of the things (especially the rock) in a bigger tank later on. It would still give me a chance to get used to the water change schedule and everything.
Going ahead with it would kind of give me a practice run and give me a chance to learn a lot about SW
before planning a larger scale project.
Could I do the 46 without a sump? Perhaps it is doable with a light bioload? That could save some money. And I could certainly wait and not upgrade the lights until I do the larger tank.
Also if I don't do the conversion on the 46 I may have to wait a year or longer...since the room is not even built yet. I would definitely be looking toward something over 100 gal
since my husband and I both agree even the 90 gal FW
tank is just not bigenough.
We were thinking more of a 6 ft tank...don't know how many gallons but we even decided that the scratched up 55 gal
acrylic tank that I just retired would make an excellent sump for a larger tank.
I am somewhat torn though when I look over at the 46 gal
tank currently inhabited by angelfish, knowing that the system has been perfectly balanced as a FW
system for the last year. It is planted and pretty but I just don't really need to mess with it anymore. (Aside from the regular feedings, maint and weekly water changes)
I honestly have been going over all the possibilies in my head, thinking of getting a large school of neons or something instead of the angelfish but I think ultimately that will be a waste of time and money since I am kind of getting bored with that tank.
Maybe I have MTS so bad because I really enjoy a good project.
I think if there was a market for it here (and I was independantly wealthy) I would have a fish store just so I could satisfy my MTS.
So I don't know....what do you think? Should I wait and save the money for the larger tank project or wet my salty appetite with this one?
What would you do if it were you?