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Old 04-01-2012, 10:06 PM   #11
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I think its complete, but the price is well into the thousands of dollars. Its fun, challenging, and rewarding if you build a cheaper version that is fully functional.
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Ya Craigslist is a life saver for reefing imo
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:18 PM   #13
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yea i know, but i use paypal... and basically its "free" for me in a way.. long story.. but i was also looking for a large tank.. like 125gals... plus i also wanted to have the experience of STARTING it from scratch you know...have the experience of "messing" and learning from my mistakes... i think its alot easier to learn if i have the experience of setting it all up instead of just having it ALL made and just handed to me...
not to mention, i live on the 2nd floor and dr fosters delivers and sets it all up...
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yea i know, but i use paypal... and basically its "free" for me in a way.. long story.. but i was also looking for a large tank.. like 125gals... plus i also wanted to have the experience of STARTING it from scratch you know...have the experience of "messing" and learning from my mistakes... i think its alot easier to learn if i have the experience of setting it all up instead of just having it ALL made and just handed to me...
not to mention, i live on the 2nd floor and dr fosters delivers and sets it all up...
Be careful setting up a saltwater tank that size on a 2nd floor
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really???
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really???
With a saltwater tank just the tank itself could weigh up to 1400 pounds. If you run a sump and all that cool gear that you may have to have would add even more weight
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Ya sw is cool for sure but I know u mentioned that freshwater doesn't look as natural so you got bored. I had that problem with fw as well with all the fake decor until I decided to scrap my freshwater and do a fully planted tank. Mine is low tech for the most part but you should definately look into some high-tech fw planted or brackish tanks. Very natural and I don't think you'd get disappointed by the challenge. Not anywhere close to sw from what I hear but still a step up!
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Some people add supports under their floor joyces right below the tank
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how would i be able to calculate the weight distribution?
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how would i be able to calculate the weight distribution?
I say ur beat bet is to move to the first floor lol
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