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Old 11-17-2013, 01:17 PM   #121
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Look what I got Friday!!! I went full spectrum, got 3 of them!

We also siliconed in the plexiglass tray incase of water disasters (this is before it's dry, it will be clear).

The stand part is one coat away from being done! Still have more to go on the canopy, can only do one side at a time.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:04 PM   #122
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Nice wont be long now
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:35 PM   #123
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Nope! However I may wait a bit longer to purchase two vortech mp40's! I'd like to do it right from the start. As anyone in the hobby knows that's a $930 investment! So those & my return pump are the last few big things, besides rock & sand.

Can anyone suggest a place online to order my sand? I'm going with fiji pink. Locally the cheapest I can find is $26.89+ tax for 20lb.

Then a big debate.... We're moving in July (think we may buy a house) so I'm not sure if I want to deal with setting it up for 6mo then moving it. When I got my 55gl we moves it (bought off Craigslist) so I know it can be a pain! Thoughts?
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:32 PM   #124
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If it we're me i would wait the 6 months and set it up once. On the plus side it gives you more time to find deals on the stuff you want. Here's fiji pink sand for less than $1 lb. Amazon.com: CaribSea Aragonite Fiji Pink Reef Sand 40 lbs: Pet Supplies
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:56 PM   #125
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If it we're me i would wait the 6 months and set it up once. On the plus side it gives you more time to find deals on the stuff you want. Here's fiji pink sand for less than $1 lb. Amazon.com: CaribSea Aragonite Fiji Pink Reef Sand 40 lbs: Pet Supplies
Did you look at the shipping cost?
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So far I can get it cheaper than that.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:41 PM   #127
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Did you look at the shipping cost?
I would give them a call his shipping quote is 4.75
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I would give them a call his shipping quote is 4.75
(does seem to low) Customer service staff are available M-F from 8AM to 5PM EST. ¬ Emails sent during this time are typically returned within 1 hour.¬ Emails sent outside of our customer service hours are returned the next business day. ¬ If you prefer you can also reach us by phone at 1-866-601-5616 (toll free).
When I went to the page it quoted like 30$ shipping
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:07 PM   #129
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why not try* pool filter sand? ands way cheaper than $1/lb. as for setting it up or not, id get it set up. that way it will cycle and stabilize, then you can move it and continue about your business. whereas if you wait till you move, youll have to wait through the cycle.
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I just used 200 lbs of pool filter sand in my 180g and it cost me about $20 at home depot.
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