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  1. #1

    Default Patience + Craigslist = Success

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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.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    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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    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    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.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    WOW, you found a great deal. The below links will help you set-up and plumb a sump
    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
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL=""]

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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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