Results 1 to 10 of 13
Thread: Ugh... decisions to make
02-08-2013, 03:37 PM #1
Ugh... decisions to make
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)
This is a 75g Drilled corner Overflow, 30g acrylic sump, CA 1800 return pump (690gph), cherry stand asking $350
This is a 75g external overflow, 40g sump, return pump LifeGuard 4000 900+ gph, Wood stand (looks a little rough) - $250
Should I go new or save a few bucks??
02-08-2013, 04:29 PM #2
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...
02-08-2013, 04:33 PM #3
02-08-2013, 04:36 PM #4
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.
02-08-2013, 04:38 PM #5
02-08-2013, 05:00 PM #6
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
02-08-2013, 05:53 PM #7
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.
02-08-2013, 05:55 PM #8
0If 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
Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]
02-08-2013, 06:10 PM #9
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.
Last edited by mrramsey; 02-08-2013 at 06:12 PM.
02-08-2013, 07:37 PM #10
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