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    I figured since everyone's sharing their impulse buys lately...

    I was at my LFS today to pick up some fish food. In their tanks for sale section they had a 300 gallon acrylic aquarium. It had gone on sale for $2500 but the price was slashed all the way down to $600. I have more than that saved up toward the 180 gallon tank I plan to get eventually. Tank has some scratches on the front but I know how to polish those... I'd have to build a stand, and a sump... nah. I've grown somewhat disenchanted with my 75 gallon acrylic tank, and I really don't want to have to buy a snorkel to do tank maintenance.
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    I would've bought it in a heartbeat and would be filling it right now.
    your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!

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    I don't think so Crispy, because it would be in my house right now
    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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    Do they ship overseas?
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    I'd love a tank that size...but the prospect of setting up a sump frightens me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~firefly~
    I'd love a tank that size...but the prospect of setting up a sump frightens me!
    Once you have set up a sump, you will see how easy it can be to set one up and use one. Nothing t be afraid of really
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    Once you have set up a sump, you will see how easy it can be to set one up and use one. Nothing t be afraid of really
    I've seen videos...a big tank with cascading water from one section to another...all open topped. How do you stop them from either overflowing or running dry? I don't get it. LOL

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    The only way you could run out of water is through evaporation. It won't overflow if you plan it correctly

    http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.co...e-sump-basics/

    http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.co...umbing-basics/
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    I would have had my credit card out so quick.......

    heck right now there is a 250 acrylic on my craigslist for 700.....still resisting....craigslist doesnt take plastic.

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    Lets see; a couch in the living room or a 300 gallon tank? That is one tough decision.
    By the way whats wrong with putting on a diving mask and snorkel to clean a tank?
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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