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post #11 of 15 Old 11-18-2011, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by onefish2fish View Post
that would be sweet if you kept it that way, got another tank the same size and created a half circle. one freshwater, one marine.. or even better.. pacific and atlantic tanks.
I love this idea and it would be awesome!

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Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

I have a 55 gallon, 40 gallon, 29 gallon, 20 gallon tank, 5 gallon , and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.
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post #12 of 15 Old 11-18-2011, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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I just found a member of my reefing club selling a tank/stand 125g predrilled with the overflow box and bulkheads in it already. He contacted me today looking toget rid of it. Kicking myself for getting this 55 (even though I love the bowfront aspect). I may have to just buy it anyway and find a place to put it. Starting two tanks at once is WAY out of my price range, though.
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post #13 of 15 Old 11-18-2011, 04:32 PM
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I would say if its a good deal go for it you can always set up one and then as money permits you can do the other. ; )

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Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

I have a 55 gallon, 40 gallon, 29 gallon, 20 gallon tank, 5 gallon , and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.
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post #14 of 15 Old 11-18-2011, 05:25 PM
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yea, put this one in a safe place and in short time the bug will bite to set it up.
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post #15 of 15 Old 02-08-2012, 09:00 AM
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A Great Hobby & Even Better When You Can Get Is For Such A Bargain!

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I found a very nice gentleman here in Connecticut willing to part with his 55g Bowfront + Oak stand for 300 dollars. More than I'd ever pay for just the tank in stand, but he was throwing in a HOB skimmer. It was brand new and expensive on marinedepot, so I figured it was worth the trip. This is what I found out I was getting when I got down there:

Tank and Stand, brand new, no scuffing or scratches - like I just purchased from the store
AquaC Remora with MaxiJet 1200 pump (165 new)
AquaC Remora Pre-Skimmer box (25 new)
2x Rio 800 powerheads (20 each)
Two 200w heaters
36 Inch Coralife Lunar Aqualight T5 Lamp High Output Fixture with working white/actinitics/LEDs (250 new)
bottles and bottles of supplements, a 20 gallon rubbermaid full of bottles and test kits (API Master, Kent Supplements, ESV, etc)
Gravel vacuum
Fluval Canister Filter and extra media

So I bring my giant 'score' home and then phone my father of my great success. He tells me to come over, so that I can pick up more stuff. He's got a bunch of stuff squirreled away in his garage that I never knew about!

30 gallon acrylic sump
Lifegard Aquatics 40W UV Sterilizer QL-40 w/new bulb (160 new)
2x Hagen Aquaclear Powerheads 402 model (40 each)
Dry rock! Like 30 pounds of the stuff
Undergravel filter (yuck!)
More supplements
TropicMarin salt bucket, unopened
Return pump, heavy duty lookin' guy

There's so much more than what I listed, this is just the big stuff off the top of my head. But I pretty much got everything I need to start my saltwater endeavor, for 300 dollars. Putting the tank up in my apartment on the 1st of December and then ordering live rock and live sand from Tampa Bay Saltwater (already emailed Rich from TBS about it) and it's go time. So stoked.

Maybe I'll get my RO/DI system now. Skip the sump for now, plump it in later or on the next tank. I feel so lucky!

Fishkeeping is one of the greatest hobbies ever invented, however, it can get quite expensive over time.

When you find the bargains that you have, it only servers to make this hobby even more enjoyable.

Good luck with your new tank!
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