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Old 09-08-2012, 11:14 AM   #11
 
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No doubt you can handle the complexities of the tank you want; however, as a 45 year veteran, this stuff gives me a headache and makes my account bleed. You could create a beautiful freshwater environment in a 55 for a fraction of the investment. Maybe start with a FW and work up to a SW experience and wallet wise. Just a suggestion...I have no idea as to your time and resource levels. In any event, this is a wonderful hobby and glad you have decided to enter.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:30 PM   #12
 
Wow

A lot of information. I didn't think about a sump setup. That I beleive will push my budget. I have two tanks lined up on craigslist. 55 gallon and a 72 gallon bow front both with tank/stand/filter/light.

$100 for the 55g

$200 for the 72g

This weekend I only wanted to invest about $300 then about $100 or so a week till I finish.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:47 PM   #13
 
The 55g was used for freshwater a while ago. It has been sitting in his garage.

the 72g was recently used and has a refugium filter/skimmer, was used for Salt water with reef.

I am thinking the 72g is a better deal.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:22 AM   #14
 
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The 55g was used for freshwater a while ago. It has been sitting in his garage.

the 72g was recently used and has a refugium filter/skimmer, was used for Salt water with reef.

I am thinking the 72g is a better deal.
I love bowfronts! I would go with that in a heartbeat!
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:16 PM   #15
 
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I love bowfronts! I would go with that in a heartbeat!
Picked this up last night



Got home late so I didn't get a chance to look everything over. $200 for it all. I think I got a good deal. I can't find the exact tank to match prices but the stand is $150 on amazon.

It also came with a bucket of misc stuff. I will probably spread it out on the floor and take a picture and ask for some help identifying things and going from there.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:23 PM   #16
 
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Cool; Sounds like you found a great deal. That tank is $980.00 here in Canada.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:25 PM   #17
 
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Cool; Sounds like you found a great deal. That tank is $980.00 here in Canada.
I'll sell it all to you for $700! including delivery! haha jk.

Glad I found a good deal. Now the weeks/months of preparation begin!

I have heard bleach or vinegar are good to clean the tank with. Any tips/suggestions?
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:33 PM   #18
 
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Bleach is perfect, just rinse well after and let it air dry. This will evaporate any remaining bleach too.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:56 PM   #19
 
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Bleach is perfect, just rinse well after and let it air dry. This will evaporate any remaining bleach too.
Sounds good, thanks.
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:53 PM   #20
 
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Looks like you got a good deal. Good luck with the set up.
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