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Old 10-31-2004, 12:04 AM   #1
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40 gal combo-Good Deal?, Got to decide by tomorrow

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I was wondereing if a 40 gal. with a 20 gal. refugium, PC lights-not sure what type, wooden canopy & stand, and a Prizm filter, was a good deal at $200. All opinions and advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Wolf
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The Fish: black maroon clown, neon goby, yellow watchman goby, 3 blue-green chromis, royal gramma, and a yellow clown goby.
The Coral: zoos, kenya trees, shrooms, leathers, hammer, and star polyps
The Inverts: LT anemone, pistol shrimp, urchins, etc.
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Old 10-31-2004, 01:35 AM   #2
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No, I'd say $140 or so at best. Can get it cheaper on auction sites, classifieds, etc, but not in stores.

Also, I've not tried it myself, but I've heard Prizms are pretty useless.
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Old 10-31-2004, 02:08 AM   #3
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I would say $150 would be about right. You will want to replace the prizm since they generally work poorly and will flood your floor sooner than later.
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Old 10-31-2004, 09:42 AM   #4
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I found it in a add and it was 250, but then he said 200. I'm pretty serious about buying right now, but am I making a mistake?
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Tank: 55 Gallon
The equipment: Coralife 4x65w (2x10k; 2xActinic), Emperor 400, 2 PH
The Fish: black maroon clown, neon goby, yellow watchman goby, 3 blue-green chromis, royal gramma, and a yellow clown goby.
The Coral: zoos, kenya trees, shrooms, leathers, hammer, and star polyps
The Inverts: LT anemone, pistol shrimp, urchins, etc.
The Janitors: nassarius snails, turbos, hermits, several brittle and serpent stars
The Rock: 68# of Keys-12# Base Rock; from LR.com
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Old 10-31-2004, 01:36 PM   #5
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Check eBay, you can get a set up for about a dollar a gallon, one and a half a gallon for SW. If there's nothing right now, and you want to buy *right now*, then I guess $50 is a reasonable urgency fee.

But check eBay first unless there's something else that gives them special treatment - he's selling it to get money for his dying wife, you want to support someone else on the site, he's a friend, etc.
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Old 10-31-2004, 02:39 PM   #6
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40 is a tad on the small side anyways... I don't think the price is bad but you will want a bigger tank shortly after purchase. My 55 is way to small IMO... I am hoping to do atleast a 150 for my next tank.
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Old 10-31-2004, 06:13 PM   #7
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It turned out not to be what I wanted. Thanks for your opinions, Wolf
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Tank: 55 Gallon
The equipment: Coralife 4x65w (2x10k; 2xActinic), Emperor 400, 2 PH
The Fish: black maroon clown, neon goby, yellow watchman goby, 3 blue-green chromis, royal gramma, and a yellow clown goby.
The Coral: zoos, kenya trees, shrooms, leathers, hammer, and star polyps
The Inverts: LT anemone, pistol shrimp, urchins, etc.
The Janitors: nassarius snails, turbos, hermits, several brittle and serpent stars
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