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Old 12-23-2005, 05:44 PM   #1
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First timer, is this a good deal?

I am starting a new Oceanic corner 54 gallon. I am having somebody set it up and et everything for me. I want to know if I am getting a good deal or is he charging me to much, sounds like a good price to me. The price is $1700 with setup. That includes:
- 54 gallon tank
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- light
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- canister filter
- protein skimmer
- powerhead
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- some kid of other meter
- 70 lbs. of live rock
- baserock
- 2 bags of live sand
- timer for light
- some startup fish that cycle, like damsels i think
- all kinds of chemicals including startup
- and setup

Might be some other things I forgot bout that sounds like the basics. Does that sound like a good price?

Also, he is going to charge me $65 to come and service my tank every other week, is that good?

I am new to this so all help is needed thanks. It will be coming in on Tuesday so when it does I will post pics.
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Old 12-23-2005, 06:21 PM   #2
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Igot my 125 for 1700.00 including everything you got except the startup damsels for cycling which you could not pay me to get. Do your tank a favor and read the article here about a fishless cycle.
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- What kind of aquarium are you looking for? Reef? Fish?

- Whats the light? Simple NO bulbs?
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Old 12-23-2005, 10:28 PM   #4
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You could have got a much better price for a used setup.
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Old 12-24-2005, 01:11 AM   #5
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I am doing a fish only tank.

I got some kind of spcial lights, like night day and day time, a blue bulbd and white I think.

I didn't want used, I want new.
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Thats a little much for a FO setup. I have spent under 1200 for my 37 full blown reef.
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Wow that sounds high to me. I've got less than that in my 125 gal.....if i lived closer i'd service your tank for $65 bi-weekly I recommend you hang out here, watch for the links people post and you can definitely save money buying online. The fun in this hobby is doing the maintenance yourself imo
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Sounds high to me as well. There are a lot of changes I would make to that setup (sump, real live sand, DSB, etc).

Read HERE about cycling.
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Bear fan thanks for the link. that`s a good link on cycling that everybody should read. And by the way, How bout them Cowboys !!!!
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I read the link, thanks, at first it was $1200 he told me but then with all the chemicals, setup and protein skimmer, came to $1700

how does that service price cost? is it to much?
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