Originally Posted by txbettaowner
I take that back. I would rather spend the $30 and get the kit than spend $10 for just the tank then have to spend more to get the rest of the stuff. no thanks.
Does the kit come with a heater? The worst part for me in getting a new tank is not getting a lid with it, but I don't like the hoods that come with most kits. I am starting to make my own hoods now, but I still need the glass tops to go under those hoods. Part of me wonders if it would be cheaper to go get the glass cut to size at a local shop.
Still though, $10 for the tank, $14 for the glass lid (at Petsmart, just bought one), $14 for the heater, and it will cost me $10 to make a hood with better lighting than any premade hood will offer. If I could eliminate or lower the cost of the glass lid then any size tank (not just 10 gals) would be really reasonable! This needs to be investigated more...