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Old 04-04-2011, 01:50 PM   #11
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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?
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:14 PM   #12
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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?
For brand new I'd say that's a good deal. As for too much? It depends on what you want to do with it, FW, brackish, or SW? My best suggestion is start slow and add on as you go. Please make sure to read up on fishless cycling here at AA, it'll save you a lot of time and fishies in the long run.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:24 PM   #13
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Is a 75 gallon too much for a beginner?
I think the more water you have the harder it is to mess it up
Like they used to say when I was growing up, "dilution is the solution to pollution"
If you don't excess the tank't carrying capacity you are less likely to see water quality swings, or at least they will be smaller ones, in a larger tank
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Ya the bigger the tank the better in SW. Bad stuff takes longer to happen and gives you more of a chance to fix it before its a big problem.. Also you will be much happier with this wood stand. The other was particle board which does not like getting wet a solid wood stand will be better looking, stonger and last longer..

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