New update!! We went out shopping this weekend, and I passed on a deal for a 75 gallon Aqueon tank. I was pretty bummed later when I got home and realized it would have fit in the spot we have reserved for an aquarium. I called the store today, and they said they would honor that same deal this coming weekend, so I think we are going to do it!! It's an Aqueon 75 gallon tank, glass versa top, soild pine stand, and a flourescent light fixture. I'm not sure the specifics on the light, but the whole deal is $420. The tank and cover are way nicer than the tall skinny one we were looking at. We had decided to do a standard 55 gallon, then we went to a friends house who had one set up, and my Finacee said he really liked the wider 75 gallon better. How can I argue with a guy who WANTS me to buy a bigger tank?
Only questions I would have are these.....is it a decent price? Is a 75 gallon too much for a beginner?