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tsalvageboy 05-21-2007 02:47 PM

Tank ideas???
 
I have had a 45gal. aggressive cichlid community in the past. The fish were great but the tank was not, it leaked (Regards to topfin) and had some pretty bad calcification. Now a few years later I want to get back into the game, but I want to go bigger. I have been playing with the idea of a 60-75gal. fresh water. I have a few questions for those that are wise out there. My last tank was a tall glass pentagon, I have heard arguments from both sides of the glass/acrylic debate, I as any other college student, am on a budget but I want a good tank. I live in an upstairs apartment and I can't have too much weight. Is a all-in-one tank a good idea...Jebbo, AquaPod??? A local fish store has a deal on a 75gal. glass tank with stand and canopy for $385...the tank is American built? I think. What would a 60-75gal. acrylic run? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both. Any advise is welcome...you guys helped in the past so I'm back for more.

leifthebunny 05-21-2007 03:57 PM

Acrylic tanks are very pricey and aren't worth the $$ until you hit the 200+ g range. Acrylic are completely sealed, so you don't have to worry about leaks and they are considerably lighter, the problem is they scratch very easily. $$ would be the biggest downfall of acrylic tanks. I think they are 3-4 times more expensive than glass.

Falina 05-21-2007 04:13 PM

I also would go with glass, for the same reasons.

You can usually pick up cheap tanks if you look about your local papers because an awful lot of peopole get fish tanks and get fed up with them, so they sell the tanks on to get rid of them.


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