And my tanks were running for probably ten years before that.
I've had freshwater tanks and also reef tanks. And like I said in my intro, things have certainly changed.
So anyway, I visited a local aquarium shop and looked at some stuff to set up a freshwater tank.
Then a couple hours later I got back home and tried to look up similar items online, as that's where I purchased quite a lot of my saltwater stuff from, but I'm not finding similar products. Everything looks much fancier. Or maybe the local shop is trying to get rid of it and it is actually priced pretty good.
I didn't write down prices, but basically what I found locally was:
A 72" long tank for $500. I'm going to guess it was about 24" hi. Not a real deep tank.
And an ugly black wood stand for 376. That seems high for what it is.
Some kind of blue canister filter that sits in the stand for 300 something. He showed me one running and I couldn't believe how quiet it was. It comes with a heater built in.
lighting with "pods
". The staff said I would need 2-36" lights and I could also add more pods
to the lighting strip if needed. Those were 90 a piece.
Obviously lots more to get, but that gave me an idea of where I was headed.
Does that seem good?
I seem to only be able to find fancier tanks online and many of the kits were in the $4000 to $8000 range and were not as large a tank. But like I said, maybe the store is trying to get rid of it. Probably not a lot of call for a 72" long tank, but I own a business and have some wall space I want to fill. The idea of a big aquarium appeals to me rather than a couple smaller tanks.
Links to online sources?
And man, freshwater fish today are what I was paying for saltwater fish back in the day. Online was typically a third the price.
I need help