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Old 02-27-2011, 06:35 PM   #1
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Upgrading in July - but buying now.

Ok everyone I want to upgrade my tank from a 29 gallon tall hex tank to a tank thats at least 6' long. Im thinking of a 125gal but maybe yall have better advice for me. The upgraded tank is gonna be a reef tank with a few fish around. Any advice on what size tank and where to buy from would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:37 PM   #2
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You have plenty of time so I'd start trolling craigslist. You might wait a while but you find the best setup eventually. Oh and did i mention you'll pay like nothing sometimes? LOL

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Old 02-27-2011, 06:38 PM   #3
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Oh, your in Florida? Where at? I'm in central in deltona
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Oh, your in Florida? Where at? I'm in central in deltona
I'm on the Panhandle in Destin.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:27 AM   #5
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I would really like some more opinions on what size tank would be best if i wanted a 6' tank. And also, the best place to buy from?
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:07 PM   #6
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125 & Craigslist. I found a complete system w Livestock for 550 in NC.

You should be able to find a full setup with equipment for around $500 if you look hard enough. My recco is to buy equipment only. Moving livestock w/ the tank is a PAIN. At least if you get just the equipment, you can slowly move it or rent a van and move it without worrying about livestock dying.
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Depends on your preference. I was happy with my 155 since it had a bowed front. Again, a matter of preference. If you do that, or 180 (a 55g without the bow front), or 210, your reef lighting may cost more since they are deeper than a 125. I did the 155g with coralife retrofti in a hood. Had 3x150 metal halides and 4x95 actinic. That fixture costs over a grand. A 125g reef can do well with half that cost.
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Depends on your preference. I was happy with my 155 since it had a bowed front. Again, a matter of preference. If you do that, or 180 (a 55g without the bow front), or 210, your reef lighting may cost more since they are deeper than a 125. I did the 155g with coralife retrofti in a hood. Had 3x150 metal halides and 4x95 actinic. That fixture costs over a grand. A 125g reef can do well with half that cost.
Ok I was looking at 125gal ones, I really want a Reef Ready with drilled and everything. All the ones im finding on craigslist are to small cause i really want a 6' long tank, but ill keep on looking on there cause like i said i won't be able to do anything until July when we move into our new place. I'm also looking into getting LED's for this setup, I know their a little pricey but i like the overall look and color with them. Still always appreciate ya'lls opinions. Anymore suggestions are greatly appreciated also.
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Look into T5 lighting.
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Look into T5 lighting.
I have a 28" T5 HO light with 2 10k white's, 2 actinic blue's and 4 blue leds. I know that definitely wouldnt be enough for a 6' long tank so I might do a mixture of T5's and add leds for coloring.
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