Thread: Patience + Craigslist = Success
05-27-2013, 02:28 AM #1
Patience + Craigslist = Success
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.No politically incorrect jokes here.
05-27-2013, 02:40 AM #2
Nice find! That tank is screaming to be set up as a SW tank.When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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05-27-2013, 02:46 AM #3
Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.
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05-27-2013, 02:47 AM #4
WOW, you found a great deal. The below links will help you set-up and plumb a sump
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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05-27-2013, 03:09 AM #5Banned CoryCat
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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!!
05-27-2013, 12:03 PM #6
05-27-2013, 03:21 PM #7
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.No politically incorrect jokes here.