So it may be that this topic has been addressed, but I really need help. First, some background info:
My current tank has sprung a leak, so I'm having to keep my betta in a 1/2 gallon betta cube! (The light socket also randomly fell apart.) So I'm in a rush to replace the tank.
I was wanting to get one of the aqueon evolve tanks, but I went to my local Petco and saw it in person. I liked the design, but I noticed that the acrylic either had scratches on some models, or small, spiderweb like cracks(?) in the plastic. At least that's what it looked like. I then went to at least 3 other stores, and they all had either scratches or cracks! I LOVED the light, but I just couldn't get over the details of the body. Is this normal for acrylic? Anyway, I was shown a fluval spec aquarium and loved the tank, but I'm iffy on the led light. Is it powerful enough to keep live plants? I also want to get that water shimmer effect.
My question is: is the spec's light any good, and if y'all had to pick between the aqueon or the fluval, what would be your choice? Thanks, and sorry for posting AGAIN... Just I really need advice as I am tired or getting crappy tanks!