Upgrade to 125 or wait?

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Basically found a 125 gallon for $100 and I'm considering getting in and having it replace a 75. But would it be better to wait for say a 180+ gallon to pop up? I guess the real question is how many more stocking options do I have with a 2ft wide tank?
 

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Basically found a 125 gallon for $100 and I'm considering getting in and having it replace a 75. But would it be better to wait for say a 180+ gallon to pop up? I guess the real question is how many more stocking options do I have with a 2ft wide tank?


I personally would wait for a 180 gallon or larger for the wider foot print. What specie of fish were you particularly interested in ?
 
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I personally would wait for a 180 gallon or larger for the wider foot print. What specie of fish were you particularly interested in ?
I really like tsn, my lfs had a juresen? I believe and I want it so bad but I think that would even get to big for a 180. I would also love a large fire eel. Jardini also would be cool.
 

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I really like tsn, my lfs had a juresen? I believe and I want it so bad but I think that would even get to big for a 180. I would also love a large fire eel. Jardini also would be cool.


I know it may be hard but wait it out for the largest aquarium possible or rule out the TSN because it will need more than 2 ft to turn around which you already realize this.
 

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None of the fish you listed would live permanently in a 180 gallon either, and it's not often that I see 180+ tanks for 100$. I would probably get the 125 if I were you and look into some smaller species to keep. If you want TSN, Juruense, Arowanas, you are going to need more like a 300+ gallon tank.
 
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Buy the 125, take it apart and use a panel for a plywood tank. Really your cheapest option if you want a large tank. I would go 72"×36"×24" then you can keep the fish you want.
 
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The 125 is obviously better than a 75, but it's not a significant jump. The 180 is dramatically better than a 75, imo, not just because of the width and length which opens up many species of combos, but also because of the extra 105 gallons of water volume.
 
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Only problem with waiting Is larger tanks don't show up to often and when they do their not cheap. $100 for a 125 where I live is a steal and I'm sure the only reason is because the guy selling them bought them in bulk so I doubt he keeps fish he probably just flips merchandise. But I do think it'll be better to wait for a 180+. I would like to get into the larger bichirs or at least more of the smaller species (I have a delhezi and sengal now). Lima shovelnose also interest me as well. I want to get into geophagus and having a group I think would be best. I live near greentree and they have a brand new 220 stand and tank + lids and lights for 1200 so if I want a big tank that's probly the biggest I could ever get and at that price for brand new I thinks it's a steal too.. but still not cheap
 
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As a person who keeps fish despite the fact that they will outgrow my tank, get the best tank you can afford. I'm also looking at upgrading, but I have to be realistic as well. The fish I have will eventually require a large tank that I will have to save up for-over 200 gallons. I would wait until a really good deal on a larger tank comes up; get the largest tank you can get a good deal on to house your fish. That's my suggestion.
 
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