Thanks for the resources! I already watched the entire BRS 5 minute guide (and made my husband watch it ). But I will definitely read through the other resources this week.WELCOME!
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If you prefer video’s. This video series is “5 minute guide”, good info. BRS TV has lots of different series.
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Thanks for the perspective. The tank will definitely fit in the spot we want it with plenty of space on all 3 sides. It will go on our first floor and since we’re in Florida (no basements) it will be directly on the concrete slab. I have actually not seen the 180 in person (our LFS only has the 130 in stock). I’m pretty short, so I’m assuming I will need the step stool to clean in the tank it regardless of the tank size . I know it is a significant cost upfront and for maintenance, but I would really rather just get what we really want know, rather than upgrading everything a year or 2 down the roadWelcome to R2R! The three questions I'd focus on are does the tank fit, is the floor strong enough to support it (water is heavier than you think), and have you seen it in person and are confident you can easily reach all areas of the tank safely. If you are interested in a big tank, it is cheaper in the long run to buy big once vice buying small and then upgrading multiple times. However, big tanks not only cost more initially, but also cost more to maintain and poses larger risks if there are tank failures. But if you can do it well, a tank that size should look fantastic.