Hey guys; right now I have a 10 gal
and a 29 gal
concurrently, however, after becoming a little more financially secure, I am about to take the step up to a slightly larger aquarium, ideally in the shape of a 55 or a 75 gallon tank. After shopping today I found some pretty okay deals on 55 gallons; 55 gallon tanks for $69.99 and aquarium starter kits for $150 or so. However, I really have my heart set on a 75 gallon; the only problem with this is that the 75's that I have been able to locate down here are SIGNIFICANTLY more expensive, one place selling them for $220, and another for $169...I really want a 75, but I'm not sure if I want a 75 gallon to go so far above and beyond the cost of a 55 for it. Is another fifteen gallons really worth another hundred dollars? Is there really that big of a gap between the sizes, species, and amount of fish you can keep in one versus another to warrant the jump in cost? I'm really torn on this one...
Also, there was a pretty okay sale on a 60 gallon with a lid and a stand for around $300 or so; my only problem with it was that it looked a little shorter than the 75, which I would definitely prefer a longer tank versus taller. On the display thing it said 48 by something, but next to the 48 it had a w as opposed to an l...I know the thing was not 48 inches wide, but at the same time, it did not look 48 inches long either, as it was DEFINITELY taller than the 75. I have no clue what the w stood for.
Anyways, any comments, tips, or suggestions to put my mind and heart at ease? Seriously, any advice is more than welcome, and any thoughts on the 60 gallon is welcome to
. Please and thank you!