What is your overall aquarium experience level?
An 80gallon tank is not that big. It's big enough that you want a python or equivalent, and once you've put the hose in the water, it's about the same amount of work as a 29, so no big deal. However, if the 80 is a tall tank, that comes with some challenges. You'll have high light on the top and low light on the bottom. This can be challenging for a new person.
My 65 was my first tank, and I wouldn't say it was too big. I did, however, soon afterward, wish I had used mineralized top soil. There's no way I'm going to change it now because everything is established.
There is a lot to be said for starting off with a 15, a 20long, or a 40breeder.
Patience is a major key in this hobby. You can put the 80 on ice until you get your feet wet, then set up the 80, and do something different with the first tank.
65 gallon journal:
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