Came across an entry in my local yellow pages that said nothing more than "Aquariums at wholesale prices ... ###-####" so I called em up. I told him I was looking for a 46g bow front. The individual seemed very eager to sell me a used tank with an open stand and a new Euroreef skimmer for $350. I asked him if it was an All-Glass or Oceanic brand tank and he replied "Yes". hehe which one!?!?! I then explained to him that I was interested in a matching tank and stand as I wanted it all to look nice. He indicated to me that he had several to choose from in 2 locations.. at his house and at his shop which would open to the public a month and a half from now. He stated he would meet me at either location.
I had not remembered reading anything about Euroreef skimmers so I told him I would check it out and let him know. Now I see that they are very highly rated, up in the same ranks as Aqua C which is the brand I was going to buy. I also read that the Euroreef is commonly cloned. This makes me nervous. The whole deal makes me nervous but was wondering what you all thought. The rest of his story is that he just moved here to the midwest from the west coast and that is why he can get such good deals and would beat anything on the internet. He seemed to have asked me all the right questions.. "What kind of tank are you setting up FO
or reef? What kind of filtration? Sump? What kind of lighting?"
On the other hand.. someone is supposed to be giving me a 46g bow but that has yet to pan out and I am anxious to get started.
What should I look for if I should meet up with this guy? Is there anyway to confirm that the skimmer is an actual Euroreef made one. What are signs that a tank is of good quality?
Thanks for any input.