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    After about a month and a half of eye balling tanks on craigslist i finally found the one. 75 Gallon marineland corner drilled tank. Glass tops. Light fixture. Stand. All brand new in the box for $175.00. Plus he delivered and carried it up to my third story apt. for 25 bucks. He lived like half an hour away!

    However, now comes the dillema. I have never had a drilled tank before. Anyone who can set me in the right direction on how to properly set up the sump fill free to send me some advice. I am all ears.

    I am also considering going saltwater or i am going to do a whole tank of small schooling fish with heavy planting. Plus some shrimp.

    I am rambling but im just excited. All thoughts suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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    Nice find! That tank is screaming to be set up as a SW tank.
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    WOW, you found a great deal. The below links will help you set-up and plumb a sump

    http://www.reefaquarium.com/2012/aqu...umbing-basics/

    http://www.reefaquarium.com/2012/some-sump-basics/
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Awesome deal! I have gotten a few good deals on craiglist, but nothing as good as that. No wonder you're excited!!

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    nice find. I love searching CL for things like that. Personally I'd say go with FW, easier initial set up, and cheaper set up (but thats just my opinion)

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    Thanks Cliff those links r very detailed and informative. My measurements under my tank stand r 17.5 width, 36 length, and 27 inches high. Looks like a 29 gallon is all i can fit in there. I am going for the largest sump possible so if anyone knows of a tank that would fit that is larger then the 29 let me know.
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