I stopped by both the local Petco and Petsmart this morning. Petco only had one 75 gallon tank and it was matched up to a stand and canopy that they would not separate. Even though I had called and talked to three different sales people at Petco who told me I could purchase just the tank. They would also only warranty the tank for instore exchange for 30 days. They were made by All Glass. Had I been able to purchase the tank the top and light would have been separate items. Sales people seemed preoccupied and really didn't care whether they sold a tank or not including the store manager. Price for the entire setup including canopy, light, tank and stand $745.00.
Next stop was Petsmart. I was immediately greeted and asked if I needed assistance. The sales person led
me to their 75 gallon tanks and answered all my questions. The tank came with glass versa top and 48 inch florescent light fixture with a lifetime warrany against leaks. I needed to pick up several other supplies and while I did that the staff loaded up the tank for me. Out the door for $179.99.
Probably not the best deal in town but I'm happy with the purchase. I already had a nice stand rated to 90 gallons so didn't want to purchase another.
The tank size decision was based on the room, space and budget we had available. Not sure yet what to do with seascaping it out or type of fish. My wife really likes angelfish and since this is her project I'll probably head in that direction. If you all know of any good sources for ideas on setting up an angel tank I'd appreciate the links.