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Old 03-03-2007, 11:36 PM   #11
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Thats a good idea to look at the different forums. Ill do that.

As far as the weight thing goes, I gotta find out if this place is made with steel I-beams so im gonna talk to the management and find out. If its steel and not wood then its a go.
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:18 PM   #12
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ok so I found a pretty nice looking tank, 150 gallons (woohoo!), for $600 on craigslist. Its tank (not drilled), stand, canopy, coral lighting rig (maybe), filters, rocks, gravel and fish.

Im going to look at it on friday. Any suggestions as to things I should peticularly keep in mind/look for?

Also, its been run as a freshwater tank for about 6 years. Is there anything I need to know or be concerned about switching it over?
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I wouldn't worry about switching over to SW. My main concern would be if/what meds they used in it. If they used copper, I would think twice.
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I asked on the phone if he used copper ever, he said he never did and that over the course of 6 years he had two cichilds sick at seperate times and both were treated outside the tank.
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Cool. I would also check the tank for leaks and check out the equipment, make sure there are no leaks. Ask how old the lights are and what kind.
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Yeah that was another thing... he said they were flaurescent lamps but they were high output for coral (he said he used em to promote algae growth and made the colors look better on his fish) so would they be 50/50s or something? i really have no idea what id be looking at if he doesnt know.

I know I'll probably have to replace the bulbs reguardless.
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You probably are better off buying new bulbs, that way you will know when to replace them, unless he knows how long he's had them and how long he runs them in a day.
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wooden beams

i have my 125 on second floor of condo. the centerline of the beams are 16" running parallel to the tank. they are wood. my tank has been set up for two months its doing ok but yet I still am not comfortable. No one could tell me otherwise so i went with it.
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Don't go cheap on a stand. I bought a new Oceanic tank and new Oceanic stand. In the big picture of total cost of this hobby, the money I spent on the tank/stand gets lost in the background noise!
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What to you think of the floor holding up with wooden beams.
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