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KShoes 06-29-2010 04:47 PM

dollar per gallon sale
Just dropped by Union Square Petco. Dolllar per gallon sale started. I've been searching craigslist for awhile but I guess this is a great opportunity to upgrade. Anyone have a reason why I should get a 40g breeder over 55 gallon? I know the 40 has more surface area but I like that the 55 has a longer straight run for the fish to swim.

max chavez 06-29-2010 04:50 PM

I would say that if schooling fish are your focus, go for the 55, if it's plants or non schoolers, I'd go 40b. Also, the slight cost increase in lighting is something to consider.

How'd that Lud. 'Cuba' work out?

MlDukes 06-29-2010 05:13 PM

Just to make your decision even harder:

Perhaps you should meet in the middle and go with a 50g breeder if you like the style of the 40g. Standard 55g's do have very limited space in depth for an aquascape, but are manageable and look great length wise.

Or just say screw it and get a 75g! :hihi:

KShoes 06-29-2010 05:59 PM

50g breeder would be awesome but I've never seen one in Petco. Hey Trav, the HC is almost all gone. Some died I guess due to acclimation, the majority was uprooted by my SAE and cories. I have this small patch I'm hoping will rebound.

As far as stocking, I'm looking into 2 or 3 schools (about 12-15 harlequin rasboras and 7 panda cories) and some "unique" fish (i.e. a pair of apistos, bristlenose, honey gourami are some ideas).

My current stock that would be carried over to the new tank is:
1 SAE (3")
6 harlequins
3 panda cories
1 pygmy cory
1 nerite
3 amano shrimps

I am leaning heavily toward the 55 gallon mainly due to the schools.

MlDukes 06-29-2010 06:40 PM

Had to come back and leave a more constructive comment, lol. I agree, Go with a 55g. They are alot more common which makes it easier to get great deals on lighting, stands, hoods etc and are also easier to evenly light that wider tanks.

Good luck! Hope you enjoy your new tank!

RWaters 06-29-2010 09:43 PM

At $1 per gallon, get both! Unfortunately the $1 per gallon sale doesn't apply to the 50 gallon size, otherwise I'd be all over it. I already have a 55 and a 40 breeder, so I'm thinking a third :icon_excl 20 long would be nice.

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Lycosa 06-29-2010 09:53 PM

I called my local Petco today and asked, they said only 10, 20, 29, 40, and 55 gallon applied. I'm going tonight to grab a tank while the sale is on.. was going to grab a 20, but I'm starting think a 40g breeder would be nice. Decisions..Decisions :)

KShoes 06-29-2010 11:47 PM

RWaters, you read my mind. Just got back from Petco. I bought a 55 gallon, 40 gallon breeder, and 10 gallon tank. However, both tanks could not fit into my civic. It was either return one of them or leave my gf at the store! I chose the former and returned the 40g breeder. They had 2 left on display at the ave Y Petco. I am regretting not getting an suv!!! Going to set up the 55g after I find a stand.

jeffvmd 07-04-2010 02:29 AM

Good thing you have a car to fit some tanks in. I only have a cart.:biggrin:
I was at petco this morning when they opened at union square to get a 20gal long tank. The tank was all I planned to get. Then I saw the black stands with cabinets (20gal long or 29gal size) were on sale as managers special. I made a trip back in the afternoon after my class.
Luckily I still caught up with one(they only had 2 boxes out). It was a steal at $27and some change.
My wife's gonna kill me for getting the tank and stand today.:icon_eek:
I had 2 make 2 hauls in a cart from union square up to the bronx.:icon_mrgr

The still have some 29gal bowfront woodstands and tank sets at 75% off

farmhand 07-06-2010 04:58 AM

Went to town today and stopped by Petco to see if they had any tanks left on sale. All the 40 breeders were gone. But I picked up a 20H and and 10.

jeffvmd 07-07-2010 04:17 AM

All tanks and stands at Petco union square are 75% off.

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