Originally Posted by rive1404
I have a 75 and I wanted a 150. We should have traded!
I guess it depends on what kind of fish you want to keep. Tangs need longer tanks and a 125 would be great for them. But smaller fish like clowns and such don't really need all that much space.
When you target in on a certain tank and give its specs., maybe more people will chime in with lighting opinions.
Thanks for the response. I know the question is hard to answer, especially since not a whole lot of info was given.
I loved my 155 but the maintenance was too much once my 3 kids came along. 40-50g water changes and 10g refills every 4 days (due to evaopration, yeah, FL sucks for that) got to be too much. But also my kids were interested in it and I thought if I got a smaller tank they may be able to participate more (feeding, cleaning, etc).
I guess I am feeling like I would like a tank big enough to make me look at it with wonder once it's filled with corals but not so big that the maintenace becaomes a headache and my wife (who loves the hobby as well) doesn't even want to help. As far as fish go, I'm not too big on larger fish....I like the smaller, more colorful ones (clowns, gobbies, blennies, pipe fish, etc.) I like all the crabs, shrimp, snails, etc....(I had 2 cleaner shrimp in my last tank and my 3 tangs thought they were lunch.....gone in abuot 20 minutes, LOL). I;d love to have clams, soft and hard corals (although I heard the hard corals are tough, so I may wait on those).......just some ideas of what I had in mind.