It's been 5 years since I've had an aquarium. I used to have a 55 gallon reef. I can't even remember the specs, that's how long it's been. I had to go off to college so I got rid of it. I'm looking to go smaller this time, no more than 30 gallons, and instead of buying all the parts separate I'm looking to buy something that has everything included. A biocube setup was my original plan, however when searching the classifieds I cam across this.
"i am selling my 29 gallon saltwater reef tank the was just setup less than month ago and is finishing the cycling process. the tank is a standard 29gallon fitted with all the nessecary components to successfully and properly house a marine reef ecosystem. this tank is perfect for the new and advanced reef keeper alike and will not need any other upgrades in the future. the combination of the deep sand bed, refugium, and the protein skimmer effectively remove the waste and maintain perfect water quality as well as provides live food for the main display tank. Ive included some fish corals and inverts from my other aquarium and will offer any advice and assistance in the move. the following is a list of all the components and livestock.
29 gallon glass tank and stand
30" current 130 watt compact florescent fixture
red sea prism hob
aqua clear power filter retrofitted with nano refugium.
seio 200 gph
8 watt t-5 10,000k daylight fixture for refugium
red sea hydrometer and thermometer
3" deep live sand bed
20lbs of live rock
1 yellowtail damsel fish
1 pink skunk clownfish
1 pepermint shrimp
chetomorpha and calerpa rubble rock and 2.5" deepsand bed in refugium
frogspwan, evergreen starburst polyps, and 3 blue ricordia polyps
like i said before this a great system will be sold as a whole system and not parted out."
I'm looking to go 29 or 14 gallon reef, and by reef I mean I'm going to be going with a few polyps, some mushrooms, a condi anemone possibly a bubble tip until it gets too big, a pair of clowns, a blood shrimp, and possibly a marangue goby. I'm looking to spend about $300 dollars total on the tank with everything included, not the fish etc.,
I just wanted your opinions on upkeep and if this seemed like a reasonable deal. Also if you have any precautions you'd suggest I take. Your comments are greatly appreciated!!