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Old 04-15-2011, 02:18 AM   #231
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Whatever you do i hope it works out to where you spend as little money as possible, good luck!
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:29 AM   #232
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Whatever you do i hope it works out to where you spend as little money as possible, good luck!

Thanks for the sentiment! I hope so too! lol
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:06 AM   #233
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Just a quick question. How much do spend on livestock generally? I'm thinking about throwing together a reef (I haven't had SW in about 5-6 years now, but that was only a fowlr....I probably still have the old LR (now dry) hidden in some god forsaken trashcan in the garage) . I'm a student now so I don't really have to cash to burn (saving for a trip to japan with the girlfriend as well).
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:09 AM   #234
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How big of a reef? You could get some cheaper fish to begin with until you have more money. Like green chromis or anthias (not the expensive ones obviously haha). Cost of water and salt would add up too, not too crazy though.
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It's almost 3 am and I finally just about finished. I drained the tank and moved as much rock into my other tank as I could. I have a bucket with a ph and heater holding the rest. Tomorrow I plan on removing the sand, I'm too tired and frustrated for that tonight. I figure I'll just put the sand in a bucket with some water.

I'm going to check out the cube later but i don't think it's redeemable. It's leaking out of places without silicone on the sides and top.

This leaves me with the option of waiting til the end of the month for a new one, scrapping the whole idea or charging one now for delivery next week.

What would you folks do? I'm about $300 into this not including what I paid for the cube.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:06 AM   #236
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I say if you are going to get another buy one new. You now know the dangers and what you get if you buy used.

I've personally only had 1 problem with my cube and that was the fans, but that was an easy <$20 fix. Not sure what that previous owner had done with it though

Obviously as you know if you do buy another what you have invested (minus the cube) will almost double how much you're in.
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+1 there.

I too experienced a fan issue but that's it. I tend to buy new lately out of a terrible experience with used. Obviously if the price is right used we'll talk, but i'm pretty wary now.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:28 AM   #238
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I definitely am thinking on buying new now, for pieceof mind and some kind of warranty.

Since I now have all this rock the only other option is to buy a used 125g but I'd still have to invest in alot of other things to go with it.

I'm thinking I'll get a new cube, I guess I can look at it like I only lost $100 on the deal. I also think I may be able to get some of the money back by piecing out the broken cube for parts. I've seen the led's, fans. ballasts and even the whole lid on eBay so that might be an option too.

Thanks for continuing the great advice guys, you have no idea how much I appreciate it!!
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A lesson learned though. This is exactly why I'm scared to buy anything used. Especially something that would endanger the life of my fish


I'd personally much rather shell out the extra cash for the piece of mind that it's new
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I have gotten some great stuff, great deals and met some amazing people through buying used, but it is a risk. I water test everything for maybe a week before I even get thinking about what to do with the tank.
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