Energy Usage? And stands..
Hi all -
I'm new to the forum and relatively new to fishkeeping! I had a pair of goldfish as a teenager but that's it. I'm looking to get back into the hobby and considering a 55 or 75 gallon African cichlid tank with a canister filter, and of course, lights and heaters. My roommates are somewhat concerned about energy usage - do you all have any guidance on this? My preliminary research seems to indicate it won't be out of control pricewise but I'd love to get some input from you all.
Also, I'm wondering about stands...the ones at Petco and Petsmart seem too flimsy for a tank of the size I'd like. Does anyone have experience with these? I may also consider building a stand, but my carpentry skills can definitely be characterized as 'novice' and I'm not sure I want to trust a 900 pound tank to my skill level. Any guidance would be helpful. Thanks!!