Depending on where you buy your aquarium and what brand it is, it could cost you anything between $200 up to over $1,000.
Some aquariums will come in an inclusive deal with equipment like filters, food, cleaning supplies, and inside decorations included with that price.
Is a 75-gallon tank big?
When compared to a small fishbowl, a 75-gallon aquarium is pretty big and when keeping a 75-gallon aquarium in your home, it can take up quite a bit of room. Dimensions can vary from tank to tank but usually a tank of this capacity measures at around 48” x 18” x 24”.
A 75-gallon tank will also be a lot heavier than most generic fish tanks and that’s excluding the weight of water. When filled with water the tank could weigh anything over 800lbs and when it’s empty it’ll probably weigh around 140lbs, depending on the quality of the glass.
How many fish can I put in a 75-gallon tank?
The number of fish you can keep in your 75-gallon tank will depend on the size of the fish you are keeping.
Obviously, the smaller the fish, the higher quantity of them you can keep in the tank at one time. You’ll also need to consider what accessories you have inside your tank like plants, stones, fish houses, etc…
The general rule of thumb for keeping fish is that you can keep an inch of fish per gallon of water, however, this is quite an old rule and should only be taken with a pinch of salt because there are other considerations to keep in mind.
If you plan on keeping tiny tetras, then you could keep around 30-40 of them comfortably, but if you’re looking to adopt some big goldfish then your tank could only hold around 2 or 3 without it beginning to be a squeeze for them.
Some fish like to be kept in groups and when split up it can cause great stress for them and lead them to have a decreased lifespan, so make sure you do your research or talk to a professional in a fish store.
What kind of fish can I put in a 75-gallon tank?
You can make your 75-gallon tank into a cold water, tropical or marine environment if you wish, however, some fish only thrive in certain environments so you’ll need to research what fish you’d prefer best and what environment they’re best suited to before making a decision.
Whether it’s based upon their bright colorings or their individualistic personalities, look into what fish get on best with each other to avoid them fighting or possibly eating each other.
If you’re looking for easier maintenance, then a cold water tank will be easier as cold-water fish are more resistant to temperature changes and can find it easier to survive, they are also a lot easier to find pet stores.
Tropical fish are not as hard to look after as everyone thinks and generally the bigger the tank for tropical fish, the more the fish thrive. You will obviously need to monitor the condition and temperature of your water more with tropical fish.
Make sure to ask the fish store how big your fish can grow, so you know how to manage the fish capacity of your tank.
Some fish recommendations for a 75-gallon tank are clownfish, zebra danio, mandarin fish, and regal angelfish.
Where should you keep a 75-gallon tank?
You should try to keep your fish tank in a quiet area of your home that doesn’t need to receive much traffic as it can stress your fish out. Do not keep your tank near a window or anywhere where it can receive direct sunlight, it can burn and kill your fish and also encourage algae to grow quicker.
On the other hand, do not put your fish near an air conditioning unit or cold areas of your home like a basement as this can also be detrimental to the health of your fish.
Keep your tank on a surface that is easily reachable to carry out maintenance like feeding and cleaning without the help of a ladder. If you need to grab a ladder every time to look after your fish, you’re less likely to want to do it.
If you’ve got young children or dogs or cats, try to keep the tank out of their reach so they cannot fall into the tank or even try to catch the fish.
Can a 55-gallon stand hold a 75-gallon tank?
Yes, a 55-gallon stand could hold a 75-gallon tank, but for how long that cannot be determined. We don’t recommend using a 55-gallon stand as it could break, completely ruin the room and also endanger your fish.
You should always go for the recommended size stand that your fish tank recommends. So ideally, you should go for a 75-gallon stand.