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Hey guys I have a friend down south that is selling this tank and stand for 1900.
3500. for everything. It's acrylic not glass.
Its 10'x2'x2'
I am thinking about buying it.
It has an aluminum frame,
what do you think about that?
He got this tank from Germany so everything is in German.
All the equipment is for 220v.
It has alot of bells and whistles. he will be sending over pictures of all the equimpent in the next day or two.
The tank is completly broke down, has been for about 2 months.

my question is, do you think it is a good price?:freak:

If I do get this, I will need alot of advise on the set up
 

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OMG,
everything, including the computer that runs the whole tank.
everything is from Germany, so the names aren't too familiar to me, like I said everything runs off 220v.
5' external protein skimmer, 24" calcium reactor.
He said that the coumpter does alot of things, like tides, waves,
compact lights, VHO's ,external hammer pump 5600gph.
no live rock or sand, that's ok with me. I will be getting more info soon.
The sump is not in good shape.

There is a lot of planning ahead. I'm almost sure we will purchase this tank.
the only thing is, I want a fish room built to handle a tank this size.
I think the tank is a good price. the fish room is going to cost $$$$$$$.
I will be making a trip down south next week to see the tank.
The LFS down south said it is unreal! he wanted it, but dosen't have room for it.
 

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Wow that is a beautiful tank! What lighting does it come with and does it come with a chiller/heater combo? I think you should buy it and then have all of us over to see it :agree:. The price is very good especially if it is not scratched up, acrylic scratches easily so keep that in mind when you transport it!
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Wow that is a beautiful tank! What lighting does it come with and does it come with a chiller/heater combo? I think you should buy it and then have all of us over to see it :agree:. The price is very good especially if it is not scratched up, acrylic scratches easily so keep that in mind when you transport it!
Carrie
yes it comes with all that for 3500.
 

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Right now we 2 tanks in the house;
1)120g reef
1)135g FOWL
so as far as the electric and water were not that far off.
we have a 165 gallon tank for the RO/DI water,
we have a 5 stage RO/DI unit.

This tank is in mint condition, I will be looking at it next week to make sure.

Does anyone have knowledge on acrylic tanks like scratching easily or not?

I have so much equipment now, that I think it should not be that much of an up grade on equipment.

Right now I maintain both tanks. So to me it will be a lot easier to maintain 1 BIG one.
My husband will have say bye to some of his aggressive fish.
To me its worth the trade off.

I have been trying to plan out a fish room too.
I thinking of a room with built in floor drains, insulated roof with some lexan roof panels for natural lights. maybe some kind of windows that are horizontal across the top for even more natural light.

I'm not sure on a closed loop system yet. I really don't know that much about them.
if anyone has any experience with them please join in!

I can use both existing tanks for a refugium and a wet/dry - frag tank.

shelving could be all the heavy duty plastic ones from Home Depot or Lowes.

I will have to hire an electrician.

Ed's tank has alot of rock in it, but he has treated his tank with CFX I think that is the name of it and melafix at some point and mardel. do you think I could use his rocks in the new tank?

If anyone can think of anything else please join in!
 

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Well if you do not get it I know several people who will jump all over it:)
I say take the plunge:)
I would love to take the plunge:blob:
Ed is the only one loosing here :angry:
because he has to give up his aggressive fish. :thumbup:
I keep telling him, honey you can alway buy some nice fish now:lol:
 

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I started with an acrylic tank in my classroom. It scratched very easily. I hated it and would never have another one.
But, the one you're looking at would tempt me to try again.
 

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I think I have Ed talked into this tank. I have called seeral contractors about building a fish room.
What advise does do you have for me on this subject, such as drains, water in & out electrical, ect...............
 

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here is a list of the equipment so far:

Chiller 1/3 HP- current chiller



Skimmer 4’ tall Aquarian Technik Klaes #5483


Sequence hammerhead 5600GPH


Calcium reactor, includes pump, co2 and Knop regulator


UV- aqua ultraviolet 40W


4 150w HQI and VHO


Controller- IKS Aquaslar


Phosphate reactor


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Floor drains are a great idea.
I'm not sure how you would add them into an existing floor though.
Is the floor concrete?
I have a drain in my room but all it does is drain to the outside, it's not connected to the sewer lines. Not real useful.
Luckily I also have a shower in the room, so I can run a hose from the sump to the shower drain when I do water changes.
No messing around with buckets.

The 220V electrical is kind of a bummer.
If you keep that equipment then you will need to have both 220 and 110 on hand.
You'll have plenty of small equipment to run on the 110.
 

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A sink with faucets. Preferably one with counter space with it (not just a sink alone).
Individual breaker for the 110 outlets in the room. Have 4-6 extra outlets more than you think you will need. Every single 220 fixture will have to run on its own breaker.

Definitely a floor drain.

Some type of extremely water resistant paint on the walls.

Vent to outside for fresh air.

A dehumidifier would be a must.
 

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I started with an acrylic tank in my classroom. It scratched very easily. I hated it and would never have another one.
But, the one you're looking at would tempt me to try again.
you are right about the easy scratch.

I think I will go bare bottom!:eek:
 

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For those not really familiar with electricity, having everything run on 220 is a good thing. It will save you some money on your electric bill. Here is the basic formula Amps = Watts/Volts.

Here is an example using the 150w ballast

150watts divided by 120 volts equals approx 1.25 amps
150watts divided by 220 volts equals approx .68 amps

While this will not equal an exact or even close to 50% savings on your bill due to the way electricity usage is calculated and other factors, the bottom line is 220v is more efficent than 120v. In the long run, it will save you a couple bucks.
 

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Hurry Up And Get It Before The November Meeting.
Mike, Ed said "cheers" too our November meeting!:blob:

There is alot of work to be done here. I want to do this right the first time.
I would love to have the tank up and running by November!
I have to have the ARC committee approve the new room ect.. ect..........:angry: :angry: :angry:

I really, really need alot of advice on the new tank, any advice would and will be appreciated. :idea:
 
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