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Old 12-26-2007, 11:25 PM   #1
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Red Sea Max 34 gallon Nano tank for Beginner

What do people think about this tank for a beginner? My LFS is trying to talk me into this over a 46 or a 72 gallon based on price.
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:39 PM   #2
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And also based upon their profit margin!

I think you were on the right track with the 72g. But I'm sure you're getting tired of me telling you that!
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:23 AM   #3
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Re: Red Sea Max 34 gallon Nano tank for Beginner

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What do people think about this tank for a beginner? My LFS is trying to talk me into this over a 46 or a 72 gallon based on price.

Well the decision is based on your financial. The bigger will always be the better but that depends on how much $ you got. If price is no issue go all out. But you will need alot more stuff, sump and so on.

But you can always start with a 34, and you should be fine with plenty of LR and a skimmer and upgrade it later on.

Also with a 72 you can have more fish, and more a variety.

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My LFS tried the same thing with me. The system is very nice and definitely gives you less to worry about.

I personally bought a 50g and took pride and picking out all of the equipment on my own. I really felt like it was my tank that I was building and not something that was being handed to me.

Really its up to you either way, I actually built my 50g with protein skimmer, mech filter, lighting, tank, power heads, and everything else needed for less then what the LFS was asking for the system (I did a lot of shopping around).

The system is very nice, but a larger tank gives you a lot more options and to me was a lot more fun to build.
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The system is nice but with an all inclusive package I feel like you get cheated and do not fully understand all of the aspects to your tank. My LFS has a few and have sold several but I still lean towards setting it up yourself so that if problems arise you are better about to correctly diagnose the issue and hopefully not lose any livestock. HTH
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