After some research and reading the replies to my post, Fry needs input on aquarium size
, I have decided upon a 55 gallon tank.
This morning I made a trip to the nearest LFS and low and behold they are having a sale! The tank in question is new with a black frame. There is nothing included with it at all, not even a brand name. Just the tank. Is $55 a good deal on this? It's marked down from $100.
From what I can determine, this LFS is fairly reputable and the employees were very helpful and seemed very knowledgeable on everything except the tank manufacturer, of course.
I know I could spend a great deal more and get the hood and a stand, but I cant see spending that much for those items. The stand I will build myself as I have been doing woodworking for nearly 30yrs. And I am sure I can build one better than any "manufactured" one available. And paying for the hood makes no sense either as I eventually plan to try my hand at live plants. Thus, from what I have read, a single bulb unit will probably not suffice. Not to mention that my home built one will be unique and look a lot better. *Symbols edited. Not needed here.
Any and all input on this will be greatly appreciated.