Don't really have any suggestions for you, but I do hear really good things about Fluval. Plus I think the style of their tanks is breathtakingly gorgeous. They ARE a bit costly, but I think they look their price.
I have a Fluval View, which I decided on more for the lid seal than the look of it. It's a nice tank and I love it, but the graphic on the back really detracts from the "pricy" look. So probably not the best choice for you... But I am perfectly satisfied with it's performance thus far.
Looking forward to seeing what you end up doing! :)
Last edited by Lady Courage; 11-04-2012 at 03:58 PM.