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Old 03-18-2010, 02:57 AM   #1
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$350 For all(tank+more) Good Deal?

I'm wondering if $350 For open stand, filter, light, tank is a good deal... since its on sale in a pet shop near me, and I would like to purchase it. Since most deals of tank and all similar to this is way more expensive brand new.

note: im mostly getting this because i was recommended the filter is great/good (though getting a skimmer later on) and reading reviews on it, it seems good... but just expensive -if bought on its own- but I'm still unsure.

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oh here is the link to the specifications of the SUMP/REFUGIUM only: http://www.aquacave.com/ecosystem-40...ugium-933.html (itll hang on the back of the 37 T

Comments? Is this a good deal? Should I get it... or nah? If so Why..... thanks (Im mainly getting this because i only have space for a 40g and below... so 37T fits that criteria... and a great filter -though ill get a protein skimmmer in 3 months or 4- and the pet store worker was truthful enough what fish to get (or not get) and why -needs an established tanked, clowns are agressive and territorial in a small tank, etc- and he said this is a great package, but i want other people's opinion)

also if its a refugium system, do i have to buy macro algae? is so... what?

I have a 14g, and heeard its WAY better to have a bigger aquarium... so im upgrading to this one maybe.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:08 AM   #2
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This tank in the link appears to be made to be a sump/refugium for a small tank. That tank in your picture looks much bigger. Can you clarify what your looking at to buy?
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:21 AM   #3
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nono i looked at it in person its a 37T. The link is for the specs for the sump/refugium


this deal is for the open stand+37T gallon+sump/refugium+light

the eco system box is in the 37t... because the worker put it there? lol
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i feel like im following mitchell around...btw its my last name too.

i agree the picture doesnt match up with the product discription. also it says 37t. tall tanks are not always recommended because fish tend to swim left and ring and not up and down.
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Well im planning a reef tank with maybe a clownfish(or 2) for now, and 2 others later on when established. So I guess 37T is okay? lol
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lol Nice Harmy. Mitchell is actually my first name. Yes tall tanks aren't good for SW, especially if you want to get corals, because the light often isn't strong enough for corals on the bottom. So definately not good for you.
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hmm but that could be easily fixed if I just put a ton of LR and put the corals around mid level? Right? Or no lol

or have the ones like polyps and mushroom at the bottom only if needed be?
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yes you could but taller tanks tend to be thinner so you dont have as much room front of tank to back of tank to place things. ultimately it comes down to if you like how the tank looks being taller. its in your house and your decorating it. there are better choices then the taller tank out there, expecially when you add into that its a package tank and you wont use alot of the stuff it comes with. but if you like the tank then thats really whats important.
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Im mainly wanting to get this because i only have space for a 40g and below... so 37T fits that criteria... and a great filter -though ill get a protein skimmmer in 3 months or 4- and the pet store worker was truthful enough what fish to get (or not get) and why -needs an established tanked, clowns are agressive and territorial in a small tank, etc- and he said this is a great package, but i want other people's opinion
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I agree with harmy. Well said.
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