I have a 125g upstairs and a 55 gallon downstairs... The 125 is easier--closer to the sink!! Also, the fish in the 125 are bigger (so not as scary using the gravel vac), and it's more lightly planted (so less trimming/replanting and less worry about uprooting stuff while cleaning). The 125 requires emptying a few more buckets, but that's the only harder point. The hardest tank for me to manage is my 20g, because that tank doesn't capture my interest like the big ones. Caring for it is a chore because I find the fish in it rather uninspiring (my kids' choices, not mine).2211Nighthawk said:I think it takes a heck of a lot more dedication running a big tank (125+) vs a 20g. If you're insane enough to have a tank that size, your dedicated. Same thing if you have 20 tanks, even if they are small, or some insane aquascape. Not saying people with a single 20 gallon ain't dedicated, but a big tanks takes a lot more dedication I think. Think of the water bills if anything else. At least that's how I see it.
Maintenance has a lot more to do with the type of setup than the tank size!
As for dedication, I just found that the fish I most enjoyed needed a big tank. It wasn't that I bought a bigger tank because I became more dedicated; I just figured out what I needed for the fish I wanted.
And there you go, a woman with a 125--and it takes over my living room It's living art!