Lets face it, over the past 2 months, I've become pretty addicted to aquariums. My Dad maintains several Aquariums including his prized 110 gallon Discuss tank, so I have had the pleasure of being around tanks pretty much my whole life, but I never got the enjoyment of setting them up and aquascaping them myself. A few months after moving out of my parents house I got a betta and a 1 gallon tank to keep me company. Soon after that, I decided that a 1 gallon was to small and bought a 5 gallon and some plants. Now I've come to the conclusion that the 5 gallon it so small. Does it ever end?
Anyway, I want to plan this one out this time. The last 2 times were a heat of the moment kinda thing after visiting the pet store and I'm not usually that kinda person. I like to research and plan before I purchase. Thats half the fun.
I've been looking at several tanks in the 20 - 40 gallon range and want to know what most of you would consider the best sized tank for the money? I'm not just talking price either. I'm talking enjoyment too. I want something that is going to be enjoyable to work on and have enough space for a nice community. I've been leaning towards the 20 gallon longs because I like the size of them. They aren't too tall to where I have to bend over into the tank to get to the bottom and they have plenty of horizontal space for the fish too roam. They are also reasonably priced. My biggest concern with it is, will I just want a bigger one in a few months? Should I save a little more money and go with a larger thank?
I plan on making this a community tank and eventually a NPT.
Sooo what would be your tank recommendation and why?