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Old 08-01-2011, 02:38 AM   #21
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crap, sorry to hear that... you mineaswell have someone ship it to ya from the states
I am next to the Border so no big deal going there to get it. As long as they have it for that price.

Homedepot does have playsand 88lbs/ 6$ but not PFS.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:09 AM   #22
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So I confirmed with the guy. I am picking up the tank tomorrow at 5pm.

Any tips on inspection before I buy...

What u guys feel $250 a good deal for 75 gallon tank and stand?

He also have some crushed coral sitting around for a year. What would be a fair price/lbs if I decide to buy for substrate?

Or am I just better off with PFS sand.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:30 AM   #23
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I'd stay away from the crushed coral, I've heard it help house nitrates. BUT thats what I hear.

I went with straight pfs.
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I have used the play sand from homedepot. Just make sure you was it really well before it goes into the tank. The last time I got it $2/50lb bag. Mixed it with live sand, and all is well.
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Oh yeah, for sure rinse it well. Took me hours to rinse mine but alot of crap came out of the sand so yeah, wash real well.
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Oh yeah, for sure rinse it well. Took me hours to rinse mine but alot of crap came out of the sand so yeah, wash real well.
So are we talking play sand or PFS.

No crushed corals got it.
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Both. I would rinse the crapout of any sand going into the tank, even LFS sand. The only sand you dont rinse is live sand.

Hope that helped ya out.
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lol carey also has a mini-coopers weight worth of sand in her tank lol. they are talking about pfs. id make sure and do a good close-up inspection of the tank, make sure its not cracked, check the seems for seal quality and gaps...wouldnt hurt if he could water test it for ya. i personally think 250 is a bit high for just a 75g and stand... but thats me
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lol carey also has a mini-coopers weight worth of sand in her tank lol. they are talking about pfs. id make sure and do a good close-up inspection of the tank, make sure its not cracked, check the seems for seal quality and gaps...wouldnt hurt if he could water test it for ya. i personally think 250 is a bit high for just a 75g and stand... but thats me
Are u kidding? What u feel the price should be?

Oh checked homedepot online. They have the sand but not sold in Washington. Talk about tough luck.
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Since the new tank is 24" high, will the light still be any good??
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