Originally Posted by Mr Fisher
If you have use for the 75 gallon setup for 250 I would jump on it.
I've got a 55 tetra tank and so far no leaks but the silicone joints are sloppy and it makes popping sounds every now and then. I kinda don't trust it
That's a little bit scary. I bet it is probably normal though. The way I was looking at it if I go big with 4 foot long and 18" deep I might as well go a little bigger to 150 -200 gallon for not much bigger space if I can find one for 5' long x 24" deep. Then it would still go in the same place but look better bc it is bigger. I can get something of the sort for $500-$600 with everything including the fish
I am a little stand off ish with these drilled tanks that have sumps and refugiums. I'm scared of leaks and too much work. I only have experience with hang on filters and have already ordered a marine land Emperor 400 and eheim 250 watt heater bc I thought I was going to buy the 60 gallon tank/stand for under $300 new. I also have my old Marineland 30g that I just cleaned with good stand in my garage waiting to get back in service. I'd rather start with one bigger one bc my wife will give me lip about how the 30 g stand looks.
I bought the 40g bc the manager discounted the Brooklyn metal stand to $15 so it was hard to pass up but I still have to spend money to put a shelve in it and somehow find a way to cover the front or add curtain and a rod. All adding the the bottom dollar cost and aggregation factor. I prob will spend another $60 and it will look fair. Only benefit is I can screw castor wheels onto bottom and be able to move aquarium (I think) out of the way when we do a new floor in a year or so. That also played into decision if me buying the 40g with $15 Brooklyn metal stand. This is different location than where a bigger one would go.