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What would you do?!?! Looking for suggestions

So I have a Fluval Edge 6 gallon tank just sitting around, but it's the tank only w/ the filter and that's it. So here's my dilemma... I have $100 to toss around, so do I spend the money to get a ZooMed 501 mini canister filter, and a Finnex Planted+ light... Or should I just indulge myself with a brand new Fluval Spec V for $80 on sale from PetsFart?!?!

Now the Edge tank I have sitting around has nothing wrong with it, no chips in the glass and holds water with no leaks. So what would you do in this situation?

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If it were me I would ditch the zoomed filter, get the tank and use the rest of the money towards the planted +

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I'd look for a good used 30g to 55g set up that I could buy complete and leave the 6g for a spare/breeding/quarantine tank with a sponge filter in it.
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Well I already have a 100 gallon tank, 45 gallon long tank, and 2 fluval edge tanks. Mind you all of these tanks are in my bedroom lol, so I don't really have the room for another "big tank". The 100 gallon tank needs to be resealed, the 45 gallon long tank is set up as planted, and the 2 edge tanks are just collecting dust.

But I made up my mind, and got the Fluval Spec V this morning; It'll be set up as a low tech planted tank that will house the Electric Blue Ram that's in my 45 gallon tank right now.

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Well I took the Fluval Spec V back, and went and picked up a Red Texas Cichlid instead!!!

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Have you considered moving your bed out of your room, a lot of good tank space otherwise being wasted there. :-)
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