i spent about $200 setting up a proper 10 gallon tank for my guppies. tonight it actually hit me that im going to need a second tank for my guppies so i can keep the males and females separate. i had realised id needed a second tank before (the tank is only $10) but tonight is the first time i really thought about it and how id actually need to spend more like $100 for the second little tank once you account for all the equipment needed to properly run it. it also sucks cause my long term plan is to get like a 40 gall tank. this will cost probably around $400, so i dont want to have to spend all this money on only a 10 gallon tank when it will be replaced in like 4 months.
upon further reading i have a couple of options:
– get a tank divider and turn the 10 gallon i have into 2 5 gallon tanks
– buy a cheap 5 gallon tank and just not worry about fancy filters and heaters and hope for the best