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Old 08-20-2010, 08:25 PM   #1
 
75G or 125G...?

Okay so.. I have started buying a 75G tank with a really nice stand for 399.00$ (431.00$ with tax.). I've paided alittle over 100$ on it at the momet. He has told me I can withdraw the buy at any time if I find a better deal.. Well I think I might have. 125G Tank and stand (used) with lots of extras (not sure what the extras are just yet waiting on the people from craigslist to call me back.) for only 250$!!!! The tank and stand itself is worth more then 250$ Im sure! Please give me some input of your thoughts. Here is there link if you wish to look also.

http://littlerock.craigslist.org/for/1908741538.html
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:45 PM   #2
 
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were it me (and its not) i would get the used tank, go through and test and redo any needed seals... clean it very well with vinegar and rock with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh yeah if the extra's are not usable for what you want sell em off and use the extra funds to work on the tank....
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:53 PM   #3
 
That's what I was thinking.. my only problem with it... is...... I live in a tralior what if my floor won't hold 2k Lbs :P Because that's what it'd weight with my inch inch 1/2 sand bed and 140-150LBS AT LEAST of live rock.. plus a 20G Sump under it.. lol. Like I said about the 75.. this would be the same slow and steady progress.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:03 PM   #4
 
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so get the tank then build up the supports for the floor before filling ect... or go the other way man just my opinion...
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:54 PM   #5
 
Okay well I have talked to the lady selling it. She had it as a saltwater... It has no lights though (Shes keeping them ... 400$ T-5 Lights so. ) No skimmer... Comes with 2 HOB filters. Heater, crushed coral. 100Lbs of "dead' rock now since its been empty for about 2months. And a few more small things. Its all glass.. home made tank she texted me some pics Im going to post.. tell me if it looksl ike it's worth it!
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:02 PM   #6
 
I don't know how good these look to you guys but its what you texted me of the tank.. think it's worth it??
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:20 PM   #7
 
Once you fill up the used tank you may find a lot of scratches on the glass. Just something to think about. Definatly support your trailer floor. The 75 would allow for smaller water changes. For the best results in a reef tank on a 125 you should be doing weekly 20 gallon water changes minimum.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:24 PM   #8
 
Im meaning.. is this a better deal or the 75G I can pretty much get RR from the guy at the shop for about an extra 75-100$...
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:29 PM   #9
 
Plus this 125G is homemade.. the lady said it is a bit shorter then a normal 125G but wider... The stand isn't very pretty but paint can fix that :P. It doesn't have tops.. she said they have 2 pretty large pieces of glass they have used to cover the top with the HOB filters. They dont use a skimmer.. no sump, and said they've had the tank running for 5 yrs only selling because it because they are moving. So please give me your honest opinion because I will be buying this sunday if I decied to get it.. please let me know quick!
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:05 AM   #10
 
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id drill a tank with glassholes over a reef ready one anyday, anytime. they are a fraction of the size of a reef ready overflow box that takes up a good part of the tank.
it sounds like a good deal, you could prob. even re-sell the canisters for $50-100 each, the tank may/may not hold water, may be scratched too but would be a fraction of the price new. its going to be your call if its worth it or not.
i re-enforeced my floor when i did my tank. granted at the time my basement was getting re-done so i had the op to do it easily.
sounds like this tank is a taller 125 instead of the 6 foot long 125s? i wonder how tall? the taller the tank the harder it is to light all the way to the bottom. may require halides. keep it in mind.
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