Hi Guys I'm looking to get back into the hobby and want to start a 75 gallon planted fresh water tank.
I do not want craigslist. Prefer to buy something new and preferably with an included stand. I will wait for Black Friday sales so I'm preparing.
The major pet stores carry Marineland, Top Fin, Aqeuon. The Aqeuon 65 gallon seems to have great reviews but I want a 75 or larger tank that is long and not tall.
Very tempting, but will have to pay more for filters and lighting.
Currently eye'ing this one, 75g Marineland:
Is Marineland reputable and good quality?
a) If I were to purchase the GLASS TANK only
, what are the highest quality brands besides ADA? I know there are acrylic options but I don't want to spent $500+ for just the tank itself.
b) Then I can buy a separate stand. Any reputable stands manufacturers?
I feel like customizing a and b might be best since the included hoods/lighting that come with other kits aren't that great and will be replaced anyways.
If anyone can point me in right direction off the top, that would be appreciated.
I will be looking at craigslist also but to keep it simple, let's just say I want everything new through Amazon or LFS.