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Old 02-25-2013, 12:57 AM   #1 
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Driving me crazy. 75 or 150 please help

I currently own 3 fish tanks, 1 is a 125 gallon that i keep at home and 2 55 gallon tanks that i keep at my shop.
Well long story short, my brother is going to take one of the 55 to his home and i am gonna buy a new one and i have 2 options:
buy a 75 gallon from a friend for $80 with a bunch of accessories but no stand or buy a 150 gallon with a small leak and a broken top rim with metal stand for $100 no accessories.
I am confident i can repair the leak on the 150 and probably replace the top rim or make one out of wood since i am Carpenter it should be fairly easy and just staying with this tank at my shop and get rid of the remaining 55.

Please help me decide.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:17 AM   #2 
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150 leaking with a broken rim doesn't sound very safe - I don't know that a DIY rim is necessarily going to stop a catastrophic failure in the future.

I'd go with the 75. A 75 or 90 is currently in my wish list :)
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:24 AM   #3 
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I'm voting for the 150. Leaks can be fixed, you can buy replacement rims and since you're confident you can fix it up, I say go for it. Bigger is always better.

Now that I've had my 75 gallon for over a year, it seems small and I'm wanting to upgrade to something larger.
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$100 seems like a lot for a broken tank, even if it does come with a stand. How much would the stand be without the tank? If the tank fails at least it won't damage your home.

More important, what will you put in it?
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If i get the 150 i am probably going to move my 20 female bettas there and drive the number up to 50. I will also get 25 panda cories, some neom tetras and some platies.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:34 PM   #6 
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I'm voting for the 150. Leaks can be fixed, you can buy replacement rims and since you're confident you can fix it up, I say go for it. Bigger is always better.

Now that I've had my 75 gallon for over a year, it seems small and I'm wanting to upgrade to something larger.
My 55 gallon tanks started to look small also, that is why i got a 125 for my house.
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