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Old 11-10-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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55 gallon vs 75 gallon?

I'm looking at buying a used tank and I have a couple on my radar. 55's seem to be everywhere but I'm debating if I should go for the 75 instead. This will be my first tank since I was a teenager so my fish skills are a little rusty. Anyways, based on the fact that a 75g takes up about as much room as a 55g is there any major advantage with going to the 75g? Obviously I can put more fish in but will there be a distinct limitation on a 55 that a 75 won't have?
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definitely go with the 75 gallon. it has way better aquascaping capabilities than the 55. The extra few inches from front to back of the tank makes it so much nicer. oh and definitely go with the 75 gallon.
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I vote for the 75 also. Much easier to maintain water param's too! And you have a bigger selection of fish!
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I vote for the 75 as well. It's just a bit wider than the 55, but that makes a big difference in aquascaping and the size of fish that you can put in it because they have more room to turn around.
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i vote 75 too looks unanimous
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The solution to pollution is dillution! The added water for a first timer is all the differents in a successful tank. The more water the more stable your tank parameters will be. So in a nut shell go 75g.
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More water volume is a good thing.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:28 AM   #8
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Bigger is always better if you've got the space.
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You can also get a 90. Just a bit taller. Won't be able to get any more fish in there but I think taller tanks look better.
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