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Old 11-02-2012, 01:18 AM   #1
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Hi everyone who can tell me if pecto is a good place to buy marine supplies and fish and a marineland tank with pre drilled holes and built in over flow box is it good I read a built in over flow is the best from other thread posted can't decide on hob flowbox or built-in overflow box its hard to decide I'm reading saltwater aquarium for dummies I'm so lostsite saw tank www.drfosterandsmith.com
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:32 AM   #2
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That site works. Marinedepot.com and bulkreefsupply.com are great saltwater specific online stores (well at least BRS is) and have great prices sometimes even better than petco and drfosterandsmith. Wouldn't buy anything from PETCO unless they have a sale on tank or equipment or something (which prob. still won't be cheaper than other online stores). You could always try them out and it really depends what petco you have b/c some are nice and take care of their animals while others don't. When I went to petco to look at their SW fish (went to 2 different petcos) 5 of their fish were dead and all their tanks had horrible algae, diatoms, and the fish looked terribly sick and super skinny. Would never buy something from there, and the employees usually don't know anything about the fish or how to care about them.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for tipand that why I Like to go to a lfs they know more about fish and equipment than petco or petsmart or petland ill look at does sites you mentioned I want to start small and add on with months go buy get good size tank fowlr then after I'm ok add corals and grow with this hobby
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Going slow is the best thing you could do so glad you want to do that. What size tank are you getting?
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:16 AM   #5
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When it comes to lfs, I have one philosophy that I stick to like religion.... Never trust what they tell you, period. Before making a purchase (which should never be done on impulse, anyway), ALWAYS walk away and research/verify any information you are given before laying down $$.

PetCo is great for their $1/gallon tank sales, otherwise I never enter the store.....

As far as online marine supplies, I have ordered from DRs F&S, Marine Depot, and BRS, and have no complaints with any of them or their service, though DRs F&S tend to have higher prices than everyone else. If you're planning on any purchase from BRS, check the "Community News & Announcements" section of AA, as there is almost always a bulk buy being set up where you can get some decent discounts.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:31 AM   #6
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75 100. 135 150. Gallon tank can't decide because in other thread they told me yellow tang in. 75 gallon is ideal but better in a 125 or 150 gallon tank can't decide cause I want nice color full fish blue tang clowns butterfly angelfish make a stock community tank
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:43 AM   #7
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Whatever is the largest tank you can get, then go for it! A ton of people on here say 6' minimum for tangs. The reason is they are super active swimmers and their bodies stop growing in a small tank at a certain point, but their organs don't, so it compresses and they slowly die...that's why it's kind of cruel to keep one in such a little tank like most do. Lol not a tang police, but informing you of the reasoning behind it. You could always get a tomini or kole tang which only require a 70 gallon.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:04 AM   #8
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Thanks great advice I'm lol thinking big tank more room for fishes and live rock and do you know were u can get measurements for a 150 gallon tank I know 48-18-21 is for a 75 gallon tank I'm reading books to help decide setup but advice is awesome I don't want to put stress on fish
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:12 AM   #9
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Glasscages.com - Home has lots of choices. Their 150 gallon is 48 x 24 x 31 Tall and their
150 Long is 60 x 24 x 25 Tall. They are selling these tanks for $638, BUT their tanks are really expensive anyway, even their small tanks. Plus shipping a glass tank is insanely expensive. It should be cheaper if you have a LFS, but definitely check craigslist for bargains. I keep seeing 125s and 140s w/ stand and filter for $100 and a 200 gallon tank & stand for $300. I'm so jealous!
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Thanks I got a lfs I'm planning on tank with stand and canopy do some of them come with lights installed already in canopy I know for reef you need good lighting mh and t5
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