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Old 08-24-2012, 01:39 AM   #1
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Estimate for 80 Gallon RR aquarium

Please anybody help me out.
I really don't know it is good price or expensive.

This below is what I got estimate from local aqua businessman.
They don't make anything but order to their cooperators.

Deep Blue 80 RR Gallon Frag Tank Rimless - $ 500.00

40 Gallon Sump, 3 chambers with Refugium - Custom Built - $ 250.00

Deep Blue Cabinet Series II 48x24 - $ 364.00

Reef Octopus Skimmer Diablo 200gal - $ 385.00

Bulkhead, 1 return locline (3.4 inch) - $ 50.00

Ehiem 1262 Return Pump - $ 179.00

Koralia Evolution Powerhead 1400 - $ 119.98

Ehiem Jager 200W Heaters - $ 53.99

Delivery and installation - $ 500.00


Anybody got experience about set new RR aquarium up by local shop
please give me some know how.


I'll appreciate you.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:18 AM   #2
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That's retail on everything and you'll learn quickly that if you pay retail for everything you'll wind up spending 5x as much as most people with the same setup.. get on CL and other classifieds and look for gently used or new unused aquariums that people are getting rid of. I pretty much got that same list only half the size of everything (drilled 46 bowfront reef setup) for $100....
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:19 AM   #3
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To much... I paid 300 for my 180 and got more then that. I'd say 125 at best.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:28 AM   #4
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Like mrc said that's retail, but pretty fair, if your going to go that route then that's fine. I shop for deals, but there's something to be said for buying everything new if you got the cash.

Only thing is the delivery and installation, I would ask them for a deal on that since your buying so much product, or maybe post an add on craigslist I'm sure a local reefer with a truck would get you set up and going for like $200. And you may even make a friend , if you were in the nashville area I would surely do it lol.
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Based on the items listed I don't think the goal is a pieced together craigslist buy.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:53 AM   #6
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Based on the items listed I don't think the goal is a pieced together craigslist buy.
Why would you say that? All these products can be found on CL or through other reefers on forums. If your asking if its a decent price then money obviously is of some concern which honestly it should be for everybody to some extent. There are many members on here with reef tanks that'll rival any public aquarium display and they've been pieced together through 3rd party purchases.
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The key to it is patience which setting up the aquarium is the best time to learn to get used to it cause once you begin your reef (which I'm going under the assumption this will be your first) you'll figure out only bad things happen fast
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:58 AM   #8
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I would also reccomend online shopping for smaller equipment especially through brs during group buys which a few members on here host so we have about one a month and they last for a week so everybody gets a chance to do their shopping.. sorry for all the posts though lol just wanna save you a few bucks with knowing how much money I've probably just thrown away through trial and error
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Much of those items would not be bad to buy new, and the prices are not that bad, I think the korallia is a little high but nothing is that far off retail.
Where you could really save is buy a used tank and stand, you could save $500 easy by shopping Around on that, although rimless tanks are much less common on the second hand market than standard tanks atleast in my area.

Also for that type of money you may want to check out the redsea max tank, they are all in one tanks that look really nice and they have a great lighting and filtration system built in and from what I hear good support after the sale.

Here's a link to the redsea max 66g
http://www.redseamax.com/redseamax/2...AX_HP_250.html

http://www.marinedepot.com/aquarium_...mplete-ap.html

PS - the white ones look awesome, my local fish store has one set up as a display tank and it is stunning
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Deep Blue 80 RR Gallon Frag Tank Rimless - $ 500.00
Buying used you could find a 300g tank for that price, craigslist.

40 Gallon Sump, 3 chambers with Refugium - Custom Built - $ 250.00
If you built your own you could cut the cost in half. Even more if you bought the 40g used.

Deep Blue Cabinet Series II 48x24 - $ 364.00
Can build your own for half the price and make it exactly how you want.

Reef Octopus Skimmer Diablo 200gal - $ 385.00
Good skimmer probably would not skimp here.

Bulkhead, 1 return locline (3.4 inch) - $ 50.00
Normal, however usually used tanks will include most of this plumping.

Ehiem 1262 Return Pump - $ 179.00
Another piece thats good new

Koralia Evolution Powerhead 1400 - $ 119.98
Gonna want more than 1 powerhead so factor that in.

Ehiem Jager 200W Heaters - $ 53.99
Normal

Delivery and installation - $ 500.00
Do all this yourself or with a friends help and you have 500 in your pocket. Personally I would not let someone else setup my tank, also if you dont know how, then now is a good time to learn. Lots of learning to do in this hobby.

By going through a local business man, you are going through atleast 3 people that need to make a profit, so your going to spend that much more.

first you have the guy setting it up, then you have the guys custom making some of the stuff, and then you have his supplier, and probably a few more down the road. Most of the 'Custom' stuff is easily made yourself. Just trying to help you save some money, few things not listed that will cost just as much if not more than all the stuff listed combined. Those items being lighting, live rock, sand, and livestock/coral.
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