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Old 08-11-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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Going big buying a 125g

Going to look at and possibly buy a 125g tank this evening! Already have stand and canopy that hopefully will work perfectly. The tank is already drilled and ready supposed to be a brand new tank. Getting it for $300 and my mom said she would pay for half as a late bday gift. Thinking I will be combining both of my 40s and my 36 into this one tank. So excited!


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Old 08-11-2014, 09:06 PM   #2
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So I did it I am now the proud owner of a brand new, yes brand new, 125g aquarium!


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Old 08-11-2014, 09:53 PM   #3
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Ended up getting about 80lbs of dry rock, 4 20lb bags of black aroganite sand, 200 gallons worth of salt, 2 5 gallon buckets, and 3 5 gallon jugs.
Tank fits perfectly on the stand I got for free from my buddy!


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Just took a second look into the box of stuff he gave me and it's 140 pounds of black sand!


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Old 08-11-2014, 10:38 PM   #5
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Great find! Always nice to get a great deal.

Are you planning a reef or just fish only?
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I am going to be combining both of my 40b reef tanks into this one. Trying to figure out how I am going to do the sump for the tank. Not really much space inside the stand only 16 inches to work with. I do have a 55g, 30g, 20tall, a 20long(sump on one of the 40s), and numerous 10g tanks.


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If you plan on using a mag cleaner on this tank (just assuming since it's probably pretty deep) the black sand is magnetic and will scratch your glass up if you get to close. You may want to switch to regular sand if you do.
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I have never had a prob in my other tanks with black sand and mag cleaners


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What would be a good skimmer for this size tank?


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I'm thinking of purchasing a sca-302 for mine. The reviews are good and it's only 150 dollars.

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