Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Which tank, 40 or 55?
I currently have a 25 gallon tank and a 5 gallon hex, both planted. I am wanting a bigger tank to keep a couple of different dwarf cichlids. Which tank do you think would be better, a 40 breeder or a 55. There is currently a couple of 55 gallon complete setups with stands for $75-$100. There is a 40 gallon complete setup with stand for $125. All have just basic equipment, nothing great. I think I like the 40 breeder better, but it seems weird to have to pay more money for a smaller tank. Which do you like better, and which do you think would be better for a couple pairs of apistos?
I plan on making the tank a low light tank, with a DIY background, a stump-like piece of wood, black substrate, and plants that will grow low light. I do plan on upgrading whichever tank I get to a canister filter.
The last, more expensive, option is to go with a 75 gallon. There is one with that just shows tank and stand (no light or accesories) for $200 about an hour away, and one that includes the tank, stand and top with light for $175, but it is 1.5 hours away.