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Old 06-23-2012, 02:34 AM   #1
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55 gallon build? ideas?

alright so....been bouncing the biocube idea and the 75gal idea around and it seems the dwarf moray eel i want from what im told isnt going to be able to fit in one (im sure others will agree?) so...my new "brilliant" idea is why not meet in the middle with a 55 gal tank that i can host both small fish i want and reef with no issues. what do you guys think? id like to get a estimate on the price of a set up and list of what ill need for a dwarf fuzzy lion fish and golden moray along a few fish like mandarin goby. and also as to what i need that i can get away with for now till i get more money to start cycling. im just throwing out ideas right now im still interested in the cube but ill see what people suggest for this
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:38 AM   #2
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bigger is always better :P

if you're gonna go 55, go 75 if you can. same length and height as a 55 just deeper. and you may be able to do more stuff.
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ugh you guys are killling me with this lol....its impossible to choose anything
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:26 AM   #4
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ugh you guys are killling me with this lol....its impossible to choose anything
Lol i feel your pain. There really is not much if any cost difference between a 55 and 75 besides the actual tank cost slightly everything else mostly the same.
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i just got contacted by a person selling there already set up 55 gal tank with a few nice fish in it for 400. what do you guys think? ill give you specs and possible pics when i get them. the specs they gave me are, the tank stand,skimmer,filter,live rock,live sand,royal gamma,bonded pair of clown fish, 3gary snails, a wrasse, and a few hermit crabs. ill get pics when i talk next but you think i could even possibly trade those in for better fish?
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Depends what type of equipment is involved... If the stuff isnt very good then 400 is high :/ nice fish tho
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Dont forget lighting. Thats one of the biggest investments in a reef. Just dont forget, buying used stocked tanks can come with an entire history of problems. Not something i would always recommend to a new reefer but if the price is right sometimes its worth the risk.
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the equipment is what i want to know the most because thats the most expensive....plus ill be more then likely gutting out the setup and starting out new. maybe keeping a few of the fish if i like them. but once i get a reply back ill let you know the equipment
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How many pounds of rock? The setup sounds expensive.
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the seller hasnt contacted me yet....i sent her a few emails so hopefully i get a response soon
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