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Old 10-03-2013, 09:57 PM   #61
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Bloody hell!!! Where do you hunt for these kind of deals?
I got my tank and stand for free .
The first 80lbs of live rock , power heads T5HO 6 bulb fixture , skimmer all for $200
Since then I've invested HUGE
Time , patients and money .
The next 80 lbs of rock , a whole bunch of coral, 2 fish all for $350
I put most of the rocks in but wanted to kill off some of the mushrooms so soaked in fresh water to kill off EVERYTHING and now curing .
I'm a little scared now to put them in ammonia went down and nitrates is up but I'm thinkng the water difference between the storage bin and my tank are different a mini cycle might happen .
Thanks for the compliment ,
It is very nice and I take great pride to keep everything happy .
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:07 PM   #62
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I paid $250 for a complete 125g setup.. Tank,stand, filtration, lights, fish, everything.
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my 125g Sw...Round 2!http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...220171-33.html
ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-286438-4.html
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:11 PM   #63
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I paid $250 for a complete 125g setup.. Tank,stand, filtration, lights, fish, everything.
I had a 125 I got for free too with the stand but sold it for $250
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:16 PM   #64
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I have certainly been shopping in the wrong places! Where do you guys find things like this? I paid £120 for my 45g and stand with a ****** filter so ended up spending £80 on another external filter £30 on steraliser few hundred on fish, about a £100 so far on live rock! EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!!!!! Need to learn where to do my shopping
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:18 PM   #65
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Craigslist is where I've done all my shopping
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:32 PM   #66
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I have certainly been shopping in the wrong places! Where do you guys find things like this? I paid £120 for my 45g and stand with a ****** filter so ended up spending £80 on another external filter £30 on steraliser few hundred on fish, about a £100 so far on live rock! EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!!!!! Need to learn where to do my shopping
Look around online for guys closing their tanks .
They know what everything is worth but if they want it gone bad enough they will lower the prices .
Put a few adds on a classified near you and see what replies you get .
Where are you located ?
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:51 AM   #67
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Look around online for guys closing their tanks .
They know what everything is worth but if they want it gone bad enough they will lower the prices .
Put a few adds on a classified near you and see what replies you get .
Where are you located ?
Im located in the UK, mid-wales. Could do with grabbing myself a few bargains!
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:08 AM   #68
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What litre per hour turn over would I be looking for when it comes to powerheads, am I right in saying its the 6100 ones for my current tank (45G), also would it be beneficial to run a wavemaker aswell or is that just the same as the powerheads (may be a stupid question, but on here there's no such thing as a stupid question).

I am now also looking for a 7x2x2 tank or along those lines as I have found the perfect place to set it up, it'll be my mums but I'll be the one running it I'll keep my 45G as FOWLR and having the larger tank eventually as my coral tank, should be able to get some of these fish I'm so desperate for in that tank then (blue faced angel is deffo top of my list!) the only problem is that I'm in the UK and I can't seem to find my many tanks of this size available online which is a real bummer but I'm sure something will crop up eventually and if you know anybody with something they're shutting down, please let me know!

Thanks again everyone, your help and advice really is greatly appreciated.
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Flowrate is a tough topic to answer. You may get some common answers as to whats required but it varies between most hobbyists. IMO in a fowlr tank id aim for somewhere between 15-20x. As for the wavemaker, about a month ago i would have said its not a necessary feature to have, but now after having one for a few weeks, id def recommend it. Preferably a controllable wavemaker powerhead like the vortech MP series or the Jebao series. If i could make a personal suggestion, if you do end up with a larger tank at your parents (100g+) id recommend doing that tank as fowlr and make the 45 a reef tank. Only reason is because a majority of the non reef-safe fish are bigger and require larger tanks. You could still do the 45g as fowlr but itll moderately limit your stocking options
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For powerheads look into the koralias or like huma said the vortechs. Vortechs are awesome little powerheads that have different settings that allow for waves and different types of current. They are definitely worth the money! If you do start a reef is look at the total tank volume turning over between 25-40 x per hour depending on corals you want. Also, side note do the big tank fowlr and the 45 as a reef. That way you can keep fish like blue face angels and porcupine puffers that aren't reef safe in it. The blue face could be ok in a reef but as a beginner I wouldn't recommend it.
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