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Big vs Small Tank?

MackMack Member Posts: 2
Hey LiveFishForum.com members!
I am about to get into the tropical fish hobby and have heard many different options on whether to start with a big tank and vise versa. with the big tank arguments being:
less water changes ( 20% etc)
When there are ammonia spikes they are easier to mange.
CONS
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Small tanks however are cheaper and less fish are easier to take care of.
however more water changes are necessary.

Any advice is much appreciated as i am new.

Cheers
Lachie

Comments

  • Heintz.GHeintz.G Moderator Posts: 1,363
    Hi Mack and welcome :)

    Both arguments are quite valid Lol, I guess it all depends on what type of fish you want to keep? give us an idea of what you want to keep.
    Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes & dreams.
  • MackMack Member Posts: 2
    Heintz.G said:

    Hi Mack and welcome :)

    Both arguments are quite valid Lol, I guess it all depends on what type of fish you want to keep? give us an idea of what you want to keep.

    guppies, betas and bristle nose etc. basic fish but eventually i want to get bigger better fish, just don't know whether its smart to invest in a big tank or start small.
  • Heintz.GHeintz.G Moderator Posts: 1,363
    I remember a member that used to frequent here @lachie1998 is that you by any chance?

    Back on topic, get the largest tank you can afford you can pickup some good bargains on Gumtree or Facebook and keep the fish you want.
    Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes & dreams.
  • FraykFrayk Member Posts: 1,009
    Hi Mack and welcome.Go the larger tank IMHO only, save up, if ness,get a decent set up, be done with it, theres no joy fiddling about with pissy little tanks, with very few fish to actually enjoy,all tanks need maintenance, big and small, its the enjoyment of a nice biggish tank,lots of fish..etc.......imho.....cheers. ;)
  • MoooMooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    I'm afraid it is personal preference :) One thing I see a lot is people getting small tanks and overstocking with their enthusiasm ;) Of course then they need a bigger tank :/ An important tip, Is, Be patience, Keep less fish than the tank & filtration can handle till you get the hang of your set up ;) Small tanks usually end up becoming ones Quarantine tank in the long run ;)
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