Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan
I usually just use craigslist.
The 55 I picked up over the weekend... I'm having some second thoughts about it now. I think I'm going to try to exchange it for a 33 or 40 long. That is.. if the LFS let's me. Seems that most LFS have this policy that once you walk out the door with the tank they won't let you return it. BS if you ask me. I haven't had a problem with this place though so far with things of that nature. Might go better considering I just want to exchange and not return.
I am really considering that 33 Long from Seapora. The Marineland 40 long they have is a nice tank also, but I can't say whether or not it's worth it to pay an extra 50 dollars for 7 gallons of water compared to the 33 which is only 100 dollars. That doesn't really seem worth it.
I am somewhat hesitant about it though because I've never had a tank this short before. Not since my 10 gallon days. But... I think it's a unique and interesting size. Definitely has to be really easy in the maintenance department. 99% of people it seems really seem to enjoy this size tank. Between all the 30-45 gallon tanks or so, it seems like IMO, the two favorites are 40 breeders and 33 longs. Most of the time while actually viewing the tank, I will probably be sitting in my chair so that might not be an issue.
On another note... I wish they made tanks more common that were 48x12x18. That IMO is a great size. Would be like either 45 or 50 gallons. I like the idea of having a 4 foot tank, but one that's not gigantic in size like a 55.