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    Ok so I cannot seem to make a decision on a 2nd tank. Been searching on CL for 2 months now. Found some nice stuff that I missed and some that people thought were worth much more than they were. I figured out that I want to go with a 70 - 120g in a 48" wide footprint. I also want to do an overflow and sump type system. Why? just for the sake of doing it. Here are a few I am looking at currently but I winder if I would still be better off buying a new tank?

    Petsmart has TopFin 75g's w/ light and glass tops for $164 (tempting)
    Build a stand - $100, build a 20g sump $50, pump $90, misc plumbing $75 - Roughly $480

    This is a 72g Bow Front, stand, canopy, light(not for plants), coast to coast overflow, most of the plumbing, no pump, 20g empty tank for sump. - Asking $450 - I offered $300 (waiting for response)
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    This is a 75g Drilled corner Overflow, 30g acrylic sump, CA 1800 return pump (690gph), cherry stand asking $350
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    This is a 75g external overflow, 40g sump, return pump LifeGuard 4000 900+ gph, Wood stand (looks a little rough) - $250
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    Should I go new or save a few bucks??
    Mike
    120g Mixed Reef In Progress
    120g Reef Journal
    55g Freshwater - Out of Service
    My 55g Tank Remodel Project
    72g Bowfront -Out of Service

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    I love the bow front. Stand needs a bit of work. There has been some steals up by me if you are willing to drive, say $100 in gas, if you could get a big tank for $100-$150 itd be worth it to you...

    Just saying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    I love the bow front. Stand needs a bit of work. There has been some steals up by me if you are willing to drive, say $100 in gas, if you could get a big tank for $100-$150 itd be worth it to you...

    Just saying
    I am not opposed to driving that far but my issue is I no longer have a truck lol. I drive a Jeep Wrangler and a Honda fit

    I also found a 120g 48x24x24 tank only for $180 could probably get for $150 but I don't know if the back glass is tempered or not for drilling. I guess I am not totally against an overflow box... just need to take precautions for power outages and breaking the siphon.
    Mike
    120g Mixed Reef In Progress
    120g Reef Journal
    55g Freshwater - Out of Service
    My 55g Tank Remodel Project
    72g Bowfront -Out of Service

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    Seats fold down in the fit and wrangler..

    I fit a 55 gallon, with stand in my Veloster lol... had to tie the hatch closed.. but I got it home lol

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    Look into this, the guy is close by and selling his entire fish room, has a ton of stuff

    Could probably get you all set up

    http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...100&1360944602

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    Woohoo... finally... I landed the 72 Bowfront for $250! includes the stand, light, 20g for the sump and the coast to coast overflow. Already drilled just needs assembled.
    Mike
    120g Mixed Reef In Progress
    120g Reef Journal
    55g Freshwater - Out of Service
    My 55g Tank Remodel Project
    72g Bowfront -Out of Service

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrramsey View Post

    This is a 75g external overflow, 40g sump, return pump LifeGuard 4000 900+ gph, Wood stand (looks a little rough) - $250
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    Should I go new or save a few bucks??
    If the offer you have made falls through, above is the set-up that I would go for. Assuming the tank holds water, I would suggest offering close to asking $175 to $200 range. At that asking price, I would assume the set-up needs some work, but for the right price and some elbow grease, you can turn that into one heck of a great set-up for minimal cost.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    Here are a couple more shots of the 72 bow front - to be honest after talking to the guy on the phone I don't think this tank has seen any water yet. The coast to coast overflow was not installed yet. Still needs to be siliconed into place.



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    Mike
    120g Mixed Reef In Progress
    120g Reef Journal
    55g Freshwater - Out of Service
    My 55g Tank Remodel Project
    72g Bowfront -Out of Service

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    To be honest I don't like the stand, but that is easily fixable, I just don't like that you can see through it. But that sounds like a killer deal... now... what to stock it with

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