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Old 02-15-2012, 09:51 PM   #11
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Seems like the price for lights for a 4' tank or a 6' tank are not that much different. I would get a 6' tank on craigslist and use the 55 for a sump. That way you can have nems, tangs and any fish or coral that you want. I think you can get a big tank on the cheap from craigslist and spend the money on the lights. Thats just me. I want a bigger tank too!
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:16 PM   #12
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I've been watching CL for a while, I just need to find the right size tank without a stand. It's always one or the other. I guess I could buy it with a stand, but I wouldn't use it for anything :/
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:10 AM   #13
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But it with the stand and then try to sell it.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:16 AM   #14
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True, I could always resell a stand... I may have actually found a deal posted yesterday, but it'll take until at least tomorrow to get my funds in order...
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:09 PM   #15
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So, I was browsing craigslist, and I saw an ad from one of the LFS around me. Does this lighting setup sound ok?
"48" Quad (156watts) T5 Lighting Fixture w/ FREE Light Bulbs: $129.99 each"

I'm not sure what bulbs come with it, but would it work ok for my 48" tank I'm looking for, assuming the bulbs are ok? Does this price sound ok for this setup?
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:51 PM   #16
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Oh, and I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this... but what are your opinions on starting my tank without a skimmer? At the very least, just cycling... but it takes time to earn money =)

Also, advice on the lighting post above would help a ton. They have a president's day sale going on, and I'd love to save some money if possible =)
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My tanks been running for over a month without a skimmer and everything is doing great but I am adding a skimmer in the next month or so.
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My tanks been running for over a month without a skimmer and everything is doing great but I am adding a skimmer in the next month or so.
What do you have in there? Any livestock?
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2 clowns a damsel and a chroomie 15 snails 10 hermit crabs cleaner shrimp Duncan,zoas,mushrooms coral feather duster.
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Weekly water changes have kept trates under 10. Also I have about 70 lbs of live rock and a 3" deep sand bed.
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