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Thread: Tank as a Gift

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    I want to get the hubby a tank, I have it narrowed down to Fluval M90 or Red Sea C250. What are your thoughts or any other suggestions you may have. He's getting back in the hobby (formally had a 150g tank) and likes corals mostly and a few fish.

    Really appreciate everyone's thoughts

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    Hello and welcome to the site. I'll say when it comes to getting a tank a lot of it is personal preference. I don't know a lot about salt water or the specific needs of a saltwater tank but I do know some general stuff that might help you.

    I looked at both tanks and they seem to be all inclusive. I know nothing about those brands or the equipment they come with, but I have never liked kits. I have found (in freshwater) that buying a ready to go tank requires that a I spend even more money replacing the filters, the lights, the hoods, the heaters. You can just get better equipment than what these kits offer. So it may be advisable to get a blank tank and stand and buy the filter, light, etc... separately. Hopefully another member can weigh in on the quality of two tanks you showed.

    If you can afford one of the other and have the room for one or the other I would always opt for the larger of the two tanks. The larger the tank the easier it is to manage.
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    If it will a marine tank with corals, then which one would work better would depend on how your husband would like to set up the tank

    I would suggest allowing him to pick out the tank. Maybe give him a card that contains a note saying he his getting a aquarium of his choice. That could allow you to suprize him while helping to ensure he will get the aquarium that he will enjoy the most
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    If it will a marine tank with corals, then which one would work better would depend on how your husband would like to set up the tank

    I would suggest allowing him to pick out the tank. Maybe give him a card that contains a note saying he his getting a aquarium of his choice. That could allow you to suprize him while helping to ensure he will get the aquarium that he will enjoy the most
    This is the best suggestion.

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