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Old 04-10-2012, 01:17 AM   #1
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I saw on Craigslist what looked to be a pretty decent deal, so I went to check it out. It turned out being better than I thought. Here's what I got:

a 25g hexagonal flat back acrylic tank by uniquarium

Magnum 350 canister filter

Coralife 2x65w power compact fixture

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Via aqua hob filter ( need to do some more research on this , I don't know exactly what it is or how it works)

I'm very excited, got all for $100.

I don't know how I'm going to go with this tank yet. I know it will be salt, that's about it.

I looked for a manual but no luck yet if anyone has any experience with this setup I'd love for some tips on setup. Thanks, here's some pics.

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Sweet.
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cool, its got like a built in sump on the back. Very cool. I'll give ya $110 for the whole thing...
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The hob filter might be a protein skimmer not quite sure .
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I've found out what the filter is its a via aqua multi skimmer II , looking online it doesn't seem to have many positive reviews. I have seen pics of the tank with a bunch of bio balls in the center two chambers and sand on the right intake chamber and that would be your filter. I've ordered some bio balls to put in. I don't think I'm going to use the hob filter, maybe not the magnum 350 either. I have to figure out were to put it.
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Ok I think I have it setup where I want it, just have to get wifeys stamp of approval then might start putting sand and water in.

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That table doesn't look sturdy enough. The table uprights are on the side of your top , held together with screws , the weight of the tank and water and the sand would just rip it right off and you'll have 25 gallons of water on the ground.
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If you do decide to use that table I would suggest to at least put a center support cause you wil get sagging right in the middle and possibly crack the top. Just my .02's
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If you do decide to use that table I would suggest to at least put a center support cause you wil get sagging right in the middle and possibly crack the top. Just my .02's
Good eye, thanks I didn't even think about that. I suppose no water today, I will get some support for the tank.
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