Okay, forgive me if this is a pointless question, but, I'm trying to figure out which way to go, and, being new to the hobby, I figured I'd put it here...
I want to make a moderate/large tank setup for my first foray into fishkeeping as a hobby... Should I go for a 30-35 gallon tall, or a 46 gallon bowfront?
Naturally, I'd want to go with the larger setup, but, as my staging area is currently arranged, I'd have to place it in the corner of a room, not far from an air conditioner. That being said, would using the air conditioner in the summer affect the tank, even with a heater? I'm not trying to have a disaster on my hands, having set up the tank in the winter months, without worrying about the possible a/c effect.
Also, would anyone suggest going even larger with the tank? I have a possibile area that I could clear out for a slightly larger tank (or the 46, if the a/c would be that much of an issue), but, would a bigger tank make things easier or more difficuly for me, a newbie?