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Old 07-13-2005, 06:54 PM   #1
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Where did you buy your reef aquarium?

I'm curious as to where everyone got their reef tanks. Post up what you got, where you got it and if you got a steal or not.
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:02 PM   #2
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2- 55 GAL Oceanic tanks and 1- 5 gal hex acylic tank plus equipment $25 at garage sale!!! HUGE BARGAIN!!!!!
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:43 PM   #3
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i've been watching garage sales in my area for about 2 weeks now because i've often wondered if i might be able to get lucky and find an awesome deal. you got a steal indeed.
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Old 07-13-2005, 10:23 PM   #4
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I got mine from my LFS. Paid up the nose for it since it was new. But I still love it. Pictures in my gallery
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Old 07-13-2005, 11:15 PM   #5
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Got mine from a custom builder but I am afraid to say how much I paid.
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Old 07-13-2005, 11:17 PM   #6
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LFS...Sea Dreams. 72gal reef-ready tank for $249 and matching stand for $189.
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was that like 10 years ago or something? I wish i could find a deal like that on a 72g reef ready tank. Nice grab lando.
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Old 07-14-2005, 12:11 AM   #8
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I am in that LFS so much I get the frequent flyer discount. I ussually get a 5-10% discount on my purchases. I have helped them out in busy times every once in a while.
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Step-father purchased a full setup (not including inhabitants) for $200 - just for the skimmer that came with it. I still have yet to purchase my own skimmer

He gave me the tank, stand, fuge. I've purchased all the lighting (MH was $75 for ballast, bulb and reflector; VHO was $150 for ballast, endcaps and bulbs; PC was from the step-father for $0).

I've spent most of my money on water, salt and rock. Probably upwards of $2,500.

The tank wasn't the expense.
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2 X 55G tanks and stands all at Walmart. I don't remember how much, but is was reasonable.
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